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Thread: TLC, TS version

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    TLC, TS version

    Well,
    no pics cause I'm embarassed to admit it, but my TS did not fare the off season well. I've got to go pick up some T-9 this week, along with some 4-ought steel wool. This isn't surprising, just unfortunate. I thought I had it pretty well sealed up, but evidently not. OH well, time for some TLC.

    Any other products that would help me de-rust the cast iron top?
    -Ned

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    Ned, we used to use coke for rust, if it does not work, at least you can have a cold drink

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    Coke removes rust? I was thinking wd-40, but Coke?
    -Ned

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    Yep coke, believe it or not, we had an old cast iron papercutter at work that we refurbished for display in our lobby, coke cut the rust on that at least, give it a try, at least its cheep.

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    Oh I'll give it a shot, I'm just surprised. Thanks for the tip, Sounds like it might get messy, but at least it won't cost an arm and a leg.
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    Ned, I think it's the phosphoric acid in the Coke that does the rust removal.

    On rusted flat surfaces, I've had pretty good luck using a green Scotch Brite on a random orbital sander, with a little WD-40 to speed things along. The Scotch Brite sticks just fine to the hook & loop on the ROS.
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    Ned,

    I have no personal experience, but David Eisan over on SMC has reported about using a product called "Top Saver" to polish rust from Cast Iron. Here is the thread. (with photos)

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    My personal favorite is Green Scotch brite pad, rubber sanding block and Kerosene or Mineral Spirits. some elbow grease and before you know it, after you clean up the mess, there is a perfectly good looking top. Also if it is minor rust I have taken a ROS and a pad of Scotbrite and applied allitle gentile rubbing via Elec. Power in lieu of elbow grease. Have been known to use a lottle mineral spirits as well with the ROS.

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    I use the same thing(s) that Vaughn does.
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