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Shop maintenance ( surface rust)

hey guys, you have been a great deal of help in the past and i need some quick info and advice for keeping my large power tools rust free. I live in the northeast and while most of my work is done with hand tools i have some large power tools incase i need to get something done fast (i.e. bandsaw, shaper, jointer.) My garage lets alot of moisture in because the garage door where the cars would come in is off its track. I have tried using the WD40 that comes in the black can, and ive also tried boshield but after a big storm or at the end of the season if i havent used the tools theres surface rust on them. What do you guys suggest in reguards to things i can use to avoid the surface rust. Ive heard of beeswax, any good? or maybe a different kind of wax?

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I use Johnson's paste wax. Not real humid where I'm at, but no rust issues with the tools.

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Yes paste wax will do a great job but you also need to fix your garage door. You knew that was comming.

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I use Boeshield T-9 with excellent results. I use Johnsons Paste Wax for most everything including my planes, but I also protect the plane blades and top portions of planes with T-9. I don't live in a very humid climate though, so I can't speak to the effectiveness of either treatment in humid areas. I sure don't miss the humidity! (I lived in Mo and Texas--wow, what humidity!)
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Don't use beeswax-it attracts moisture.
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I have found that LP2 from a Marine supplier is the best protector for surfaces that I cannot wax. I wax nice flat surfaces like the top of a table saw or jointer. However, there are many, many other surfaces that need protection.

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In addition to the wax it would help to keep the machinery covered with a plastic painters drop cloth.
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In addition to the wax it would help to keep the machinery covered with a plastic painters drop cloth.
That is not necessarily true. In some climates that promotes moisture buildup.

Whatever cover you use needs to be able to "breath."

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In the past. I used Boeshield T-9 and I was happy with the results. I recently started using Johnson's Paste Wax (after an interesting search) based on other members' experiences and I'm very happy so far. I especially like how slippery it makes my lathe ways.

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From the rust belt of swampy FL, home of rust and mildew:
You cannot seal out moisture totally without putting the machine in a vaccuum.

How I manage it is to first remove any rust (rust remover by Boeshield), followed immediately by a wash down in either brake cleaner, denatured alcohol and then immediately coat with Boeshield.

After that's dry, I cover the top with an absorbent cloth such as flannel or even several layers of paper towels.

Then I cut a piece of plywood the same size and lay on top to protect and keep from tearing.

Opinion #1: I'm not a fan of paste wax its ok for making wood slide but will not seal out the moisture long term.

Opinion #2: I would never cover in plastic that holds in moisture. (The only exception is to seal in a tent with a bucket of DampRid inside. I've never done this but I know it will work).

Take it for what its worth from Gatorland........
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Just saw this & remembered this thread. Neat little trick, though I personally don't care for the smell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luA3weXfd-4

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BOESHIELD T-9

No question.

The alternative is Cosmolene... Horrible stuff that the military uses, or used to use, to rust-proof equipment that was going to be stored for a long time.

I have distinct memories of cleaning an M1 Garand rifle in basic training many many years ago.

My table saw - a PowerMatic Model 63 Artisan's Saw came with the table top and the wings coated with the stuff. I must say that after two days outside with turps it was clean and shiny, but...
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That is not necessarily true. In some climates that promotes moisture buildup.

Whatever cover you use needs to be able to "breath."

George
The reason I say cover with plastic when not using is some of my machinery is in a part of the my shop still under construction and there is no wall. What ever the weather is outside the machinery is exposed to. Sometimes there is a heavy morning dew and the plastic is dripping wet but the machine underneath is free of rust. When I forget to cover it the top of the equipment is covered in rust.
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It won't work on a large piece of equipment, but for tool chests I've tried camphor and the rust preventer drawer liners from Lee Valley as well as their moisture absorber. I think for the money, Damp Rid is the best.

The biggest factor is seal them up don't leave them out overnight.
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