Vintage Hargrave Bar Clamps

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Forum topic by Ash66 posted 11-02-2018 01:51 PM 585 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2018 01:51 PM

Hello everyone,

I recently purchased 3 old Hargrave bar clamps. I was able to remove the rust and plan on using them. Any suggestions as to a finish? I plan on painting the moving components and not the bars. Is this a good way to proceed or should I put something on the bars too? Thank you in advance for any recommendations.

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#1 posted 11-02-2018 01:55 PM

I always wax the bars on my clamps, it helps to keep glue from sticking.

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 06:06 PM

Spray on a Dry Lube that has No Silicone. Just like a protective coating your table saw top and rub excess off.

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 07:07 PM

Thanks for the help!

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