You guys are gonna get sick of me and my questions...
The Bailey No. 3 that I'm cleaning up was lightly rusted. Tonight I got the bulk of it off with steel wool, Simple Green, hot water and WD-40. I also hit the machined surfaces with a wire brush on the drill press. I still have a few isolated posts of rust in nooks and crannies that I can't get into with the things I've tried so far. (I haven't' resorted to the mini wire brush in the Dremel yet.)
I'm considering setting up a small electrolysis tank to get the remaining rust, but (as usual) I had a few questions. These minor rust spots are not going to affect the operation of the plane. Should I even worry about them? If I do go with electrolysis, will that remove the japanning (which is in pretty good shape)? Instead of electrolysis, are there any other methods you'd recommend? I'm assuming Naval Jelly is out, since it will discolor the metal. Is that a correct assumption?
Thanks for any advice you can offer.