Best method for cleaning rusty track??

Best method for cleaning rusty track??

Post by Bret Simo » Mon, 23 Mar 1998 04:00:00



I've just purchased some used O27 gauge track and know I will have to do
some cleaning on it. What is the recommended way of removing rust??
Physical or chemical means? Steel wool or some specific grit of sand
paper?

Once clean and bright, is there some treatment to keep it that way?

Many thanks...

 
 
 

Best method for cleaning rusty track??

Post by No?lla Slate » Tue, 24 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've just purchased some used O27 gauge track and know I will have to do
> some cleaning on it. What is the recommended way of removing rust??
> Physical or chemical means? Steel wool or some specific grit of sand
> paper?

> Once clean and bright, is there some treatment to keep it that way?

> Many thanks...

Try useing colaDAVE
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Best method for cleaning rusty track??

Post by Kevin L. Shelt » Sun, 05 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I've just purchased some used O27 gauge track and know I will have to do
> some cleaning on it. What is the recommended way of removing rust??
> Physical or chemical means? Steel wool or some specific grit of sand
> paper?

> Once clean and bright, is there some treatment to keep it that way?

> Many thanks...

A Bright Boy or very fine (600 grit or finer) sandpaper plus a lot of
hard work should remove the rust and a very light coating of light oil
(like Wahl clipper oil) should keep the rust off. However, with brand
new O27 track costing only about $1 or $2 a section is it really worth
the trouble to clean the old stuff?
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