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what's best for de-rusting lathe rails

ripjack13

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I Use steel wool and WD40 and elbow grease. Then a blowtorch to heat up the bed a smidge and paste wax over everything.
 

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More rust removal with scotchbrite pads and wd40. This is on a used mortiser I purchased.
I used a maroon pad on this since it's a machine milled finish and not ground.
Before.......
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Then I waxed it.
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After.........all better now.
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