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This is my 2nd attempt, lost the first one...grrrr

Anyway, the confession. In 2006, I was introduced to the world of online gaming...World of Warcraft specifically. Needless to say I was instantly addicted and played pretty much in all my free time. So my woodworking equipment was sitting idle in the garage for about 9 years. Needless to say...rust moved in. The jointer seems to be the worst, although everything is fairly bad at best. I started working on my table saw first using WD40 and a green scotch brite pad. It helped a bit, but there is still rust. I went to home depot and got this stuff.

Workshop Hero 1-gal. Metal Rescue Rust Remover Bath-WH290487 - The Home Depot

I tried it today on my scroll saw. I had a round object sitting on it so I could see a shiny un-rusted patch. The Metal Rescue did take up some of the rust. I had also found a can of Boshield Rust Free, so I alternated between the 2 products using a green scotch brite pad again. I got most of the rust up, but in the process the cast iron was turned a fairly dark gray color. To be safe, I also spayed a couple coats of topshield on to protect the surface. Does anyone know if it is possible to get back the bright and shiny new type surface or am i going to have dark cast iron as a monument to my neglect ? I kind of hate to proceed to other equipment until I can figure out what to do with this. So any help is appreciated. Any jokes are also fine. :-)

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I use the Rust Free. It is a mild solution of phosphoric acid and with a RED Scotch Bright will take most of the rust off. However, as you noticed there may be a dull gray color where the heaviest rust was. It really doesn't hurt anything and as long as it is not pitted, just leave it be. The Boeshield or a good coat of paste wax (non silicon containing) will help keep the rust away.

If you really get anal about having it shiny, you will have to buff the surface with a cotton/muslin wheel, or ball and polishing compound. If that doesn't do it, theeeeen!

The only other solution is to start sanding. Start with 100-150 and progress to 400-600 wet or dry and a lubricant. I use water ( then make sure it's dry), some use Mineral Spirits. The process is messy, but the end result should leave you with a bright shiny surface. ( I use an old 1/2 sheet sander).

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Thanks Bill,

I can live with the gray color on the scroll saw, but I would feel bad if the other equipment was so dark and dull. There is some minor pitting, but it is fairly small and not very deep.

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Gary:

Boeshield Rust Free with the Scotch-Brite Red (very fine) and some elbow grease followed by Boeshield T-9.

or try some 600 grit wet-dry with your random orbital sander and light pressure
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Gary I to was addicted to that evil gaming LOL . I told my friends I am not the gaming type , so in the summer is 2000 they load this game in my computer called " Medal of Honour " .
Well I played it 7 days a week . Got a 15 pack of beer on Friday evening and played till 4 in the morning when it ran out .
My neighbours almost phoned 911 from the yelling and banging coming from my house . They were concerned I was beating on some poor woman when in fact I was breaking key boards and mouses from fits caused by some 12 year old kids lol .
I was actually going to hang a big punching bag in the computer room so I could take it out on it instead of my computer and desk when I lost it . I got consoling and am ok now

Gary I bought this stuff to clean up my table saw

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Thanks for the tip ! I still play World of Warcraft,l just not anywhere near as much as I used to. I play solo so I can just log on, play for 10-15 mins and go about my business LOL.

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Thanks for the tip ! I still play World of Warcraft,l just not anywhere near as much as I used to. I play solo so I can just log on, play for 10-15 mins and go about my business LOL.

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I started doing renovations so that put the kibosh on my computer room as its I pieces .
I quit going on line before that and mostly played Call of Duty . Took up photoshop so I was actually learning something . Miss playing once in a while and still look forward to getting my room fixed again .

Here's my old computer room before the house got torn apart . I'm really a corner desk guy as I find it nice ergonomically



Want to do two monitors . Was going to do three but I think I'm putting the kibosh on that


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Nice desk ! I have 2 monitors,l it is nice to have. I used to have a fairly elaborate network at home. It was my "test lab" for trying risky stuff. That way if I borked a server, it is only my problem rather than taking down the whole company at work. :-) I lost all my servers after a huge power surge several years ago, since I had quit working for medical reason, they didn't get replaced.

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I've had good luck with Evapo-rust in removing rust.

To bring back shine? While I've never done it I'd sand with a wet-dry 600 grit, or finer, and a light weight oil.
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Trend Tool and bit cleaner works the best I have found. These bits came in a deal and looked like they were goners. 20 minutes with the Tool and Bit cleaner and some maroon Scotch-Brite gave me this result. My last step was to apply WD-40, let them dry in the sun for 5 minutes and wipe off the excess.
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