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Stephen Sebed
04-14-2003, 10:43 PM
I've been asking a lot of questions about planes recently and I have a couple more. I looked at the step by step quide to tuning hand planes and it mentions using a non-abrasive cleaner to remove the rust. Is there a particular cleaner that you would recommend, or should I use good ol' WD-40 with some steel wool? If I use WD-40 what is the easiest way to get the greasiness off when I'm done?

Thanks again

Jim DeLaney
04-14-2003, 10:47 PM
The WD40 and steel wool or Scotchbrite (my preference) will work just fine.

A light coating of WD40 left on the plane won't hurt a thing - actually, it'll help deter further rust.

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Jerry P. Doan
04-14-2003, 11:25 PM
Or you can try this, Stephen:

Electrolysis Made Easy (http://users.interconnect.net/nlindsey/rusty2l/electrolysis/electrolysis.htm)