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    I have a Rigid TS3650...compared to my previous TS (bench top) I love it. However, I have developed numerous shallow scratches on the left cast iron wing....my fault!! Is there a way to remove or minimize these scratches without having to grind the surface, i.e. rubbing compound, etc.? The scratches are more of a cosmetic distraction than something that affects the TS performance.

    Any tips or techniques to remove or reduce the scratches will be greatly appreciated. I do wax the table top at least twice a month.

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    Unless the scratches are unusually deep I wouldn't worry about them. After all, it is a working tool and it won't look showroom new forever. You should take extra care when you wax the table top to ensure that you get the wax all the way into the scratches.
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    • #3
      Those scratches are a great reminder not to do that again.
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      • #4
        I look at the accumulating scratches on my 3650 and see character being built with every project. Sorry, but I've never tried to remove them, it's tough enough just keeping the rust off.

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        • #5
          If they are more than superficial 'buffs' it's not worth the effort and the potential botching of the surface. For the buffs, get a grey 3-M pad and your sander (ROS or pad - either) and use D-40 or kerosene. I finished up with a green pad but it's not necessary. Boy, I didn't realize that a patina of micro-rust had built up. Now it's a pretty silver-grey. Finish up with 2 coats of furniture grade paste wax and repeat in a week. Only recently I saw that Sears is carrying Boeshield so I'll probably strip off the wax and switch to that sometime during the winter. It requires less upkeep than wax but it costs $20.
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          • #6
            Re: Remove TS Top Scratches??

            Ive had my 3660 3 weeks now and allready have several scratches
            from, Im guessing, my ruler ? there not deep but I can still see them !

            keep telling myself, watch what your doing to it.

            another way of looking at it - those arent scratches those are road maps
            to the projects that were built on it.

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            • #7
              Re: Remove TS Top Scratches??

              superficial 'buffs' it's not worth the effort and the potential botching of the surface
              I have to agree with this. I also use the 3-M pads - but in the form of the ones that are used on a floor polisher - the very fine pads. WD 40 as a lubricant and lots of elbow grease. The very light scratches seem to come out of the steel. I used to use Johnson's Floor Paste Wax and still do right after a good cleaning. But when the surface of any of my machines get a little sticky - I use Johnson's Baby powder. It hurts nothing on the machines - will not soil the lumber and makes the surface very slick.

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              • #8
                Re: Remove TS Top Scratches??

                Sandflex pads work well for light scratches. I don't sweat scratches, but these pads are really good for cleaning cast iron prior to waxing.
                ken
                Poplar Branch Wood Crafts

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                • #9
                  Re: Remove TS Top Scratches??

                  Originally posted by Late Starter View Post
                  I have a Rigid TS3650...compared to my previous TS (bench top) I love it. However, I have developed numerous shallow scratches on the left cast iron wing....my fault!! Is there a way to remove or minimize these scratches without having to grind the surface, i.e. rubbing compound, etc.? The scratches are more of a cosmetic distraction than something that affects the TS performance.

                  Any tips or techniques to remove or reduce the scratches will be greatly appreciated. I do wax the table top at least twice a month.

                  Late Starter
                  Late Starter-
                  I haven't tried this at all, but in another forum it was suggested that a few guys have filled them with JB Weld (or similar metal epoxy), then sanded/filed it down.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Remove TS Top Scratches??

                    I used mothers just a couple of days ago. it really gets the scratches out of the back, BUT it does leave swirl marks. brasso or icleaner will proly remove the swirl marks or maybe just a polish. as for the front it removes all scratches but also leaves swirl marks. id recommend just using it on the back and using brasso to remove the swirl marks. then just use brasso or icleaner on the front.
                    Builders South London

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