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Cool Bosch router table.

I have a Bosch router table and router. I decided it was time to clean the top if the table. I used Mothers aluminum polish to "smooth" it out.
Question......does the black stuff ever stop coming off the table?
What a mess. Has anyone else experienced this?
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I have a Bosch table and I wax it frequently...that will prevent black marks transferring onto the wood. Clean it up good with acetone or Denatured alcohol.

Do not use chemical cleaners...wax the hell out of it with Johnson's Paste Wax and buff it in till it comes up hard. Do not use automotive wax as it contains petroleum products.
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Johnson's paste wax for your tables and tools...
You can add Briwax, Black Bison, Behlen, Trewax and Mohawk to the list of acceptable waxes...
If they contain Carnauba wax they will finish harder and be longer wearing/lasting...
You can even add more Carnauba if you want...

http://www.parkbeekeeping.com/produc...l/carnauba-wax

Wax applied to a warm surface is a big plus...
Mechanical polishing over hand buffing is way better.. (elcheapo car buffer or a wool bonnet on your ROS)...
Polishing is what makes the wax work to it's fullest...
More polishing.. Better results...

above all.. make sure it DOES NOT contain silicone...

Wax clean up/removal/thinning is done w/ mineral spirits...
A pound of wax should last way more than a decade maybe even well into the second...
Put it on any tool table surface you have...
Great for plane soles too...
To melt/soften the wax put the container of wax in hot water but not submerged...

Carnauba wax, sometimes also referred to as palm wax or Brazil wax, is a kind of wax that is made from the extracts of palm leaves. These leaves are found on the plant ‘Copernicia prunifera’, a short plant that is usually found in Brazil, especially in the states of Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte and Piaui. Also known as the ‘Queen of waxes’, it is found in yellowish or brownish flakes.

Stick w/ your silicone-less furniture paste wax and avoid possible contamination of your project...
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Johnson's paste wax for your tables and tools...
You can add Briwax, Black Bison, Behlen, Trewax and Mohawk to the list of acceptable waxes...
If they contain Carnauba wax they will finish harder and be longer wearing/lasting...
You can even add more Carnauba if you want...

http://www.parkbeekeeping.com/produc...l/carnauba-wax

Wax applied to a warm surface is a big plus...
Mechanical polishing over hand buffing is way better.. (elcheapo car buffer or a wool bonnet on your ROS)...
Polishing is what makes the wax work to it's fullest...
More polishing.. Better results...

above all.. make sure it DOES NOT contain silicone...

Wax clean up/removal/thinning is done w/ mineral spirits...
A pound of wax should last way more than a decade maybe even well into the second...
Put it on any tool table surface you have...
Great for plane soles too...
To melt/soften the wax put the container of wax in hot water but not submerged...

Carnauba wax, sometimes also referred to as palm wax or Brazil wax, is a kind of wax that is made from the extracts of palm leaves. These leaves are found on the plant ‘Copernicia prunifera’, a short plant that is usually found in Brazil, especially in the states of Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte and Piaui. Also known as the ‘Queen of waxes’, it is found in yellowish or brownish flakes.

Stick w/ your silicone-less furniture paste wax and avoid possible contamination of your project...

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NickP and Stick,
Thanks so much for the information. I try to keep my table clean but that black stuff makes a big mess.
Looks like some mineral spirits and Johnsons paste wax is in order.
Thank you gentlemen, I appreciate the help.
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NickP and Stick,
Thanks so much for the information. I try to keep my table clean but that black stuff makes a big mess.
Looks like some mineral spirits and Johnsons paste wax is in order.
Thank you gentlemen, I appreciate the help.
Jim
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not the MS for the cleaning of the table it's for wax thinning/clean up/removal...
acetone or DNA to clean the table BEFORE the wax is applied and super buffed out super well......
buffing hardens the wax...

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Got it,
Thanks again. You all are so helpful.
I appreciate it,
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Do not use automotive wax as it contains petroleum products.
Great info, guys. I have a Bosch RT with the alum. table. I did clean it up well before waxing, but I DID use an automotive wax (Mothers). Says its "pure" carnauba, but my can is about 30 yrs old (a little dry, but still usable), so who knows. I'll check the label when I get home.

What happens if it does contain the petroleum products?

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Great info, guys. I have a Bosch RT with the alum. table. I did clean it up well before waxing, but I DID use an automotive wax (Mothers). Says its "pure" carnauba, but my can is about 30 yrs old (a little dry, but still usable), so who knows. I'll check the label when I get home.

What happens if it does contain the petroleum products?

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It will transfer to your workpiece and will not finish properly...think greasy fingerprints...

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