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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Spots on TS top

I've recently noticed several "black spots" (see photos) on the top of my TS. I've always cleaned the top with blade cleaner, coated it with Glidecoat and kept it covered when not in use in a heated shop. These spots just recently appeared on the saw which is about 6 years old. I've never used the table top for any assmbly or finishing.

On discovering these spots I repeated the cleaning using steel wool to scub the spots but nothing seems to change. The spots are not rough in texture nor do the areas apear to be eating into the surface.

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 01:04 PM
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The problem with using blade cleaner, Jon, is that it'll remove your previously applied protective coating as well as anything else.
Two things you could try: ceramic stove top cleaner, or Autosol. Then paste furniture wax for protection. All those items are inexpensive products.
You'd also need one of those little synthetic pads to apply the ceramic stove top cleaning compound.
I think covering your saw was the culprit; I used to do the same and had the same issue as you. I don't do that anymore.
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Jon, I just went out to the shop and tried the ceramic stove top cleaner on some of my darker spots...worked like a charm! Lots of elbow grease as well (unfortunately).
Washed it down with Mineral Spirits, then rewaxed with Carnauba furniture wax.
I was shocked at how much tarnish came off.
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Listen to Dan...
try Distilled White Vinegar on the spots...
make sure you neutralize the DWV w/ baking soda when yur done or thee vinegar will keep on ''cleaning.......
those green scrubby pads will save you a lot of elbow grease...
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Doesn't distilled white vinegar have water in it?
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"Listen to Dan..."
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I've been telling that to SWMBO for years. Water offa duck's back.
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"Listen to Dan..."
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I've been telling that to SWMBO for years. Water offa duck's back.
put her on the phone... we'll get this issue set right....
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Thank you Dan and Stick for the quick and informative comments. I will proceed and advise. I'm all in for saving "elbow grease" with the little green pads but one has to wonder about
Dan's choice of words "washing it down" when it comes to Mineral Spirits.

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one has to wonder about Dan's choice of words "washing it down" when it comes to Mineral Spirits.
How so???
it is something it really needs before you wax...
turps, thinner, spirits is the final rise... (what ever is not used and the cheapest..
also they will remove all traces of anything that is on that metal...
Ya know.. you may have to use them to preclean.. I would...
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Sorry about that Stick. I was having a bit of fun with the combination of "washing it down" and "spirits" . I understand the intention of the recommendation and agree with that aspect in full.
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