rust on table top
  Re: rust on table top by Wild Turkey (I found an old (art ...)
Quote:Once the gross rust is gone do I need to use Navel Jelly or something similar to remove any "hidden" rust or can I just give it a good cleaning and waxing?

The wire brush did a great job of removing the rust -- now I'm getting ready to clean it and give it a heavy wax coat.  

Hope that will keep it bright until I can afford a better heating/cooling system than Mother Nature and a home-made wood stove Rolleyes
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  Re: rust on table top by Wild Turkey (I found an old (art ...)
If it's any consolation, WT, while we were away at Christmas all of my cast iron tools got rusty - and I even have a heater in the shop to keep temps at least 40 degrees. I was told that we had a lot of rain (I'm in middle TN) while we were away. That must have contributed to the rust issue. Anyway, I bought a Scotchbright type of pad from Home Depot and put it on my drill. It did a great job of taking of the rust. And, like you, I put a heavy coat of paste wax on, polished and everything is good as new.

  Re: rust on table top by Wild Turkey (I found an old (art ...)
I have to say that if my cast iron tools were consistently stored in a tent carport, I would probably look at a paint or powder coat for the raw cast iron parts. You just won't win that battle in a tent.

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