Yellow glue and Starrett tools

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Forum topic by Spock71 posted 05-07-2018 01:44 AM 569 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2018 01:44 AM

I apologize if I am double posting this….first time user. My question is this: is yellow glue a death sentence on a Starrett square blade? A small amount appears to have gotten on one of mine and etched a stain on it. Has anyone experienced this, and if so is there a solution to repair or remove it? Many thanks for any guidance you can offer.


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#1 posted 05-07-2018 01:48 AM

Rust erasers:

Work like a charm to clean up steel rules and rusty cast iron machine tops.

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 03:22 AM

Evaporust works well as well.

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 07:37 AM

Yes it is, once yellow glue touches a Starrett tool, you must throw it away. It’s like playing poker with a deck of cards used for Solitaire.

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 09:36 AM


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#5 posted 05-07-2018 05:27 PM

I have Starrett rules with stains on them. I clean them off with a fine grit paper. It doesn’t affect their use as a rule as their etched marks are still visible. Don’t throw them away. Tools are meant to be used and they will take all sorts of abuse before they no longer will perform their job. There are many tools out there 100 years old or more and still perform as intended.

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