Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama, USA
Hi and welcome to the group.
To remove surface rust you can get some wet/dry sandpaper at any auto parts store. I have 1000 grit. Staple a piece, not the whole sheet. to a piece of 2 x 4, and spray the Bandsaw table with wd-40, and sand the table till the rust is gone. Surface rust should be easy to remove. After getting all the rust off, wipe the table with denatured alchohol, and get all the oil off and a nice clean surface. Next, and this is what I use. apply a couple of good coats of Johnsons paste wax. After each coat, let dry, and buff off, then do the same with a second coat. That should be all you need to keep surface rust at bay. Works for me and I live in humid Alabama.
My father was my inspiration for woodworking, wish he was still around for more advice. Luv ya Dad.