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Felicia

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Rust prevention.
« on: February 08, 2020, 03:44:19 PM »

Not directly appropriate to the trim saw blade, but I also do woodcarving. Some carving tools, as well as lapidary, just love to rust, especially swedish steel. After trying many preventatives both low and expensive high tech, I found one that works on everything I've tried. It is Camellia oil. Keep a thin coat on the item, or replace it for storage when removed. Easily found online, not expensive, especially since you use so little at a time. It's been produced, don't know how many centuries; it was even used to keep samurai blades rust free.
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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 07:26:31 PM »

Thanks for the advice , I was not familiar with it. Most of us rockhounds are at the age that it's the rust on the rockhound we are  most worried about unfortunately.
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Felicia

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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 05:10:48 AM »

I found out through woodcarving. I'm familiar with the rockhounding rust problem myself. Have to take more frequent breaks or joints stiffen up.
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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 08:55:26 AM »

When I was asked how I was going to climb the mountains with my bad knees, I said I had a mobility scooter  :toothy10: , a CanAm 650 quad ATV.

In industry, they use Fluid Film when they want to preserve some machinery. It's pretty common, you'll find it in auto parts stores, farm supply, here in Canada, Princess Auto. I think the main ingredient is lanolin, as in sheep's wool. 
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Felicia

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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 10:37:41 AM »

Well, it keeps the 🐑 year 'round. So much for expensive high tech.  Nice to here of worthwhile products.
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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 05:25:59 AM »

The main ingredient in Fluid Film is Refined petroleum oil, hydrotreated heavy paraffinic modified by Calcium petroleum sulfonate.  It is indeed very effective.    Lanolin will stain iron through corrosion. 
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Re: Rust prevention.
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 06:09:21 AM »

WoW , there's a couple of myths busted.  :toothy10:

Guess I better get back to working on trim saws. There's the 10" early Old Highland Park, a 6" Mercury, and the wife's 6" unknown.
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