pitted drill rod
May 05, 2014 05:06PM
Due to the high humidity while I was living in Florida, the rods on my Tantillus have pitted. What's the best way to smooth them again. I don't want to ruin my printed bearings by operating it in it's present state.

Thanks,

Dave
Re: pitted drill rod
May 06, 2014 12:57AM
If it's just minor I would use a scotch bright pad. If it is to severe that that does not take it out I would then try some emery cloth.


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Re: pitted drill rod
May 06, 2014 08:13AM
If you don't fear disassembling them, putting steel into hot (almost or gently cooking) water for a few hours gets rid of any rust. The brown stuff will be replaced by black stuff and can be wiped off. It's a very old recipe for blueing.


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