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I am now to the point in my Jet planer saved from dump blog, where I have to decide to do what I can to the rust spots on the base and to cutterhead cover panel. Electrolysis and EvapoRust were used on all kinds of parts. But, I'm at a roadblock with items that have the Jet vanilla colored paint. To those that have restored their wood working machinery, can you post links or advice on how to remove small / medium (3"x 3" rust spaces) and re-painting methods? Example: will I have to contact Jet to inquire about the color code of their paint?

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Carry one of those small pieces to a paint store (or one of the big box stores) and I'll bet you can come close to that vanilla (off white) color in a rattle can.
 

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Almond Rustoleum appliance paint is virtually a match for Jet. Try it.

For the rust, I found some small abrasive pads (2" dia) at a car show that work great.
 

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Roger… I personally do not have any soda or sand blasting equipment. I'll go the easy route as I do not want to hold up putting things back together and moving on. I'll take Robert's suggestion of the almond Rustoleum rattle can, some primer, and a little sanding, and call it a day. It will not look 'new', but I'm not going to enter this in any restoration project of the year awards either :)
 

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They have these at Harbor freight, Perfect for small jobs, less mess and easy to store. Have had one for years for small items and works great. For 20 USD you cannot go wrong even if you use it once a year.

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In Canada we have automotive paint places like NAPA, Canadian Tire. You should be able to take one of your panels to a place that has automotive "maybe walmart"automotice section and match the white you are looking for.
"Tremclad" rust paint makes one called Recreation White which might be close.
 

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It will be very difficult to match exactly if you only paint part of the cabinet, even with so-called color matched paint (in my experience, it's close, but never exact). The part you paint will be noticeable on a large panel unless you paint the whole panel. Since you already have it apart and will be painting anyway, just shoot the whole thing and be done with it. A quart of some good oil based enamel will set you back less than $20 (much cheaper than trying to rattle can it) and you will have enough to paint the whole machine with lots left over.

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