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Old 09-24-2019, 02:51 PM
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Sell it and buy a new one next spring, before you ruin this one . :-(
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My Gorton is sitting in a open pole barn. Holding up ok. Do t really suggest this route. Table will need a bath in some Evaporust but the rest is holding up just fine.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:33 PM
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My Gorton is sitting in a open pole barn. Holding up ok. Do t really suggest this route. Table will need a bath in some Evaporust but the rest is holding up just fine.


Oil that thing down, especially the lead screws and ways.....

Don’t ask how I know. It will save you a lot of work later.


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Soak it in fluid film. Get into all the machined areas, lead screws, ways etc.
THIS! Get some Fluid Film and spray the hell out of it. John Deer tractor dealers have it, and you can get a case on-line for a reasonable price.

I have the hat ...

It is used to coat the ballast tanks of sea-going ships, fertilizer spreaders (can you say corrosive?) and whatnot. Lanolin based. Said to taste like crap, so don't lick your fingers or lips while spraying. But not particularly toxic.
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A bit off topic but if you do soak it down in fluid film. What is required to put it back in use? Does the FF need to be removed? I've no experience with that product. I assume its similar to LPS3?
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A bit off topic but if you do soak it down in fluid film. What is required to put it back in use? Does the FF need to be removed? I've no experience with that product. I assume its similar to LPS3?
Most any solvent will allow you to wipe it off.
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I assume its similar to LPS3?
No, Fluid Film is not a petroleum product at all. It is a lanolin derivative and is widely used in the aircraft industry. Unlike petroleum based products it does not attract dust. It has a high wicking component and is an excellent anti-rust lubricant.
Some people associate it with WD-40 which does not do it justice.
I have used Fluid Film to free up crusty outdoor padlocks with great success among other things. WD-40 would have ruined them with a few months.

It is not greasy, is easy to wipe off and it probably is your best choice.
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Most any solvent will allow you to wipe it off.
I would pressure wash and blow dry with air.
I had to clean gluey, crusty, water base cutting fluid off mine with a pressure washer, solvent, more pressure, and finally got it clean.

FF is a great anti-rust and threading lube, and bullet lube, and more.
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I had all my stuff sprayed up while in transit. A wipe with a rag gets the majority, and can be ok if you want a small film left. If you want it completely gone a mild cleaner will do it.


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The Lowes in my area now has Fluid Film.


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