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10888Re: [PPLetterpress] rusty trucks

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  • Julie Larson
    Jun 18 8:20 AM
      In that case, do put a bit of oil on them and then scrub the surface with a synthetic abrasive like a Scotchbrite pad or gently with some steel wool to remove the surface rust. Then wipe off the residual oil and you should be good to go. You are correct in that you don't want the surface oilly in use, but I was thinking you had a bad humidity problem and might need to oil them when not in use for an extended period of time.

      From: Nancy Hill <itstheheat1@...>
      To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:05:12 AM
      Subject: FW: [PPLetterpress] rusty trucks

      Sorry - I was not clear. These trucks have been on a shelf for a couple
      years - the guy who sold us the press gave them to us (He had adjustable
      trucks on the press). I want to put hem on the press now. but there is
      surface rust. If I put oil on the trucks they will not work right will
      they? I am in AZ - NO humidity.

      Are you saying that non-oiled exposed steel or cast iron surfaces are
      getting rusty quickly, or are you just having a problem with the trucks? You
      definately don't want to build rust between the rails and the trucks when
      the press is not in use, which could pit both surfaces. In this case you
      should consider getting at least some oil on these surfaces or a rust
      inhibitor. If just the trucks are problematic you could switch to Delrin (a
      type of plastic) trucks which NA Graphics sells. Is there anyway for you to
      reduce humidity in your shop? I'm in a basement and I run a dehumidifier
      constantly, but it is a struggle due to temperature.

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      From: Nancy Hill <itstheheat1@ cox.net <mailto:itstheheat1 %40cox.net>
      <mailto:itstheheat1 %40cox.net> >
      To: PPLetterpress@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:PPLetterpre ss%40yahoogroups .com>
      <mailto:PPLetterpre ss%40yahoogroups .com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:28:34 AM
      Subject: [PPLetterpress] rusty trucks

      I have a C&P 10 x15. I have just purchased new adjustable trucks.... Only
      to find out that I probably should be using non-adjustable trucks - since I
      will be using photopolymer plates a good deal of the time. I have located
      the press' old trucks. My problem... they have some rust on the surface.
      Is this an issue? I have cleaned them up - but short of paint I cannot get
      rid of rust for any period of time. Any comments would be helpful.

      Nancy R. Hill

      Hazel & Violet INK

      Nancy@hazelandviole tink.com

      Itstheheat1@ cox.net

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