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Posted on Restoring hand plane-1st timer w/ questions

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#1 posted 01-27-2018 05:18 AM

You might try a wire brush on the spots then treat with WD-40. If they are etched in, might need to sand more in order to get rid of them. One other option would be to put the whole body of the plane in a soak of Evapo-rust or something similar. That would leave the etched areas although they shouldn t rust afterwards, especially if you treat with WD 40. If you solve the rusting problem you mentioned, the spots shouldn t affect the performance of the plane.

- BlasterStumps

Do you recommend a brass wire brush or something heavier?

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