I have a bandsaw that set me back a bit and that I would like to take good care of.
Rust forms quite easily on the cast iron table. In attempting to remove rust from the table, I followed an old husbands' tale about use a potato slice to scrub the surface. I foolishly left the potato to sit and lo, 20 minutes later my table was even more rusted than before! I manage to polish most of that out, with the help of bicarb and a typical scotchbrite-type sponge.
I now have two options:
- Buff the surface with another power tool, regularly (coastal environment here).
- Find a way to seal the surface without making it too oily to work wood on.
What's the common/typical way to handle this problem? Is there a treatment that leaves a glassy finish and protects against rust?