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I found this rust under the yolk. It appears to just be on the surface. Because I am lucky to know this group of people, I'm sure there is good advice on cleaning this off. I was thinking of spray on WD-40 and wipe it off with a rag...Thanks

 

PS. It might of been some sweat when this was assembled. 6 handed effort.

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It'll take more than just a rag. Start off with a green Scotchbrite pad. If that doesn't do it, then move up to some 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper.

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I keep some of this film from Lee Valley for such jobs.   I've lapped rust off of hydraulic rams in hydraulic cylinders on tractor equipment, that looked a lot like that with strips cut from these sheets.  It has a very tough backing.  I cut strips about 2" wide, and use a shoeshine type motion.

I think I bought one of each, but the yellow is plenty fine enough to finish with.  You really only need two, or three different grits.  

You could do the same with wet-or-dry sandpaper, but this has a much tougher backing.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/sharpening/sheets-and-belts/74729-3m-aluminum-oxide-films-for-sharpening    You can use it with oil like WD40.

 

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I wish I did not have this problem. But all the advice, kindness and consideration boosts my confidence knowing that quality answers are at my fingertips due to this pleasant and willing community! 

 

Thanks You

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Yeah i'd use the WD40 and scotch bright myself but you have me thinking i should chk mine LOL Hasn't moved much in the last 15 years ;)

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