Preventing Rust

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Rust Prevention:

Rust on the hardened rails can be avoided by mounting a hard wicking felt angle with a V-groove cut in the bottom to rub on the rails. Keep them saturated with RD-90 ( a lubricant manufactured by Sprayway that has a higher oil content than WD-40 and is available in auto parts stores ) and every now and then add some White lithium grease to coat the rails. The felt block is wedged in place and rubs on the wheels to keep them clean too. The felt can be ordered in a 1" x 1" x 30" block from McMaster-Carr.


Front view of wick
Front view of wick
Back view of wick
Back view of wick
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