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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 08-23-2015 07:32 PM 782 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2015 07:32 PM

Hi everyone i noticed some rust on my table saw today and I used some WD40 and fine grit sand paper to knock off the rust. Now i have this weird stain. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 08-23-2015 08:32 PM

I had something like that as well. I use a ROS, a chuck of terry cloth and rubbing compound. After cleaning it up went to polishing compound. It pretty well did the trick, maybe not perfect but good enough.

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 01:03 AM

Pour some Diet Coke on there, let it sit for a while and rub it out with steel wool.
Then wipe off with a wrung out wet towel.
If it’s not gone, repeat and add a little lemon juice or vinegar to the Coke.
Finally, when the stain is gone, dry and then coat with a good coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax.

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#3 posted 08-24-2015 01:43 AM

I keep my cast iron rust free and smooth, went over three of them in the last couple of days with T-9 and steel wool followed by a oat of Renaissance wax; nonetheless, all of my cast iron has stains on it from who knows where. Over time, it’s way too time consuming, to me, to keep the cast iron pristine. But, if keeping it stain free is your thing, hopefully one of the suggested solutions will work.

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