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Old 07-10-2018, 11:59 PM
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There are times for shiny and times where absence of physical rust is preferred.

With plates such as this, absence of physical rust is quite sufficient as this is protection for itself if you were outside in the middle of Texas. lol Patina.

I've gone through the trouble of trying to keep saw tables and all parts of the mills and lathes looking like new, but have all seemed to ended up with the darkish hue of age, but oiled to keep the rust that will transfer by wiping away.

Funny thing about WD40 is I use it for cleaning more than I ever have for lubricating. Of course after a wipe down with this stuff, I'll oil sufficiently to lube the surface removing the 40. As I keep the lathes and mills covered when not in use it still takes a few minutes to clean off and re-lube each as needed after a few mos of non-use.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:05 PM
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it still takes a few minutes to clean off and re-lube each as needed after a few mos of non-use.
Yes it sure does.... I spend more time cleaning in shop these days than working it seems or so I'm complained to by certain persons here that is the they Sayers...
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:42 PM
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Do not let someone talk you into electrolytic rust removal. It removes the carbon granules in the casting as well as rust and creates a crumbly sponge.
The process works wonderfully on steel, but is a no-no for castings.
That's odd, I have cleaned many cast iron parts with electrolysis and never had what you describe happen.
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