My saw had been protected with was. Did not hold up very well after a couple of months when the moist air rolled into my shop one day and I could see the iron rust before my eyes.
Cleaned it up and bought a can of Top Kote. Much better, but not perfect. Easy to apply, it worked fairly well, but some rust still came about. No matter what I used to clean the rust, some spots just did not go away after scrubbing with green pads or steel wool.
The Top Saver, however, did a fantastic job of cleaning up the table top. It comes in a kit and even h as plastic gloves that fit my hands. Sprayed it on, scrubbed with the pad that came with it, then wiped it off. Lots of gunk came up so I repeated the process. WOW! looks great. Applied a protective coat, let it stand five minutes and polished it up.
My table saw and band saw both look as good as the day they ere unpacked. The real proof will be how it holds up over time, but from the initial application, I'm impressed. -- Ed email@example.com http://pages.cthome.net/edhome