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Old 01-19-2013, 5:17 PM
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CLR the crap out of it, use some brass bristled brushes to get the worst of it out. Clean the rust off thoroughly. Lube liberally with a silicon lube or whatever you like that can penetrate into pits and other parts of the metal. Work it a few times to ensure the oil gets in.

Let it sit for a day or so, then lube it again. (or use it during that day, whatever, just be sure to lube it some more.)

After doing this a couple of times, mine hasn't rusted again, it just got the dark iron patina and it's kept itself like that, even when I go months without using or touching the press. My press is also estimated to be over 40 years old and is working like a champ.
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