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Old 04-02-2020, 11:15 AM
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Default Alternative to Johnsons Paste wax?

Hi all,
Just finished re-furbishing my table saw table with wd40 and 400 grit sandpaper. Wanted to put a rustproof finish on it, and Johnson's Paste Wax was recommended, but I cannot find any in my local stores. I know it's available on Amazon, but I need it now, and was wondering if any members had used an alternative product for this purpose that actually works!?
Any advice gratefully received.
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:22 PM
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:23 PM
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Not that I've found, looked for it when I was doing my PM66. Pretty much everything else has silicone in it, BIG no-no if you're gonna put a finish on the wood after... Steve
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:26 PM
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I can't say I've ever used it on metal, but it good for all kinds of other materials. It's also available at Walmart in larger quantities if needed. Other members here may have some better advise.
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Old 04-02-2020, 12:30 PM
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Dunno if there are Lowes stores in your area, I've found the real Johnson's at the one in my town... Steve
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Old 04-02-2020, 02:20 PM
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Any wood floor paste wax will do the same. I ran out of Johnson's about 5 years ago but found a tin of an English floor paste wax I found at a garage sale which worked just as well. Can not remember the name right now.

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Old 04-02-2020, 04:25 PM
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Sno Seal is fairly similar and can sometimes be found in the shoe section of department stores. I have used it on blacksmithing projects I didn't want to paint. You can melt it on with a hair dryer and it seems to soak in and work pretty well.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:29 PM
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:49 PM
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Go to a local auto parts store and get some paste wax.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:02 PM
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I use the wax that i buy at Home Depo,in the paint dept.
I wax my saw with it.
Maybe its a Min Wax product?
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