How To Repaint Numbers Graduations On A Steel Ruler Restoring John Walters Rusted Starrett Ruler
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After finding a rusted old Starrett ruler in a 'Free stuff' pile left by a neighbor, I decided to restore it and repaint the numbers and graduations.First, I placed it in a tray and covered it with a 20% vinegar solution for an hour or so.
Then I scraped the ruler with a bread clip and #1000 grit wet-dry sandpaper to polish the surface.After washing and neutralizing the vinegar, I cleaned the steel with alcohol and I was ready to restore the black paint.
I used an oil-based black paint that I had, but acrylic paint could work too.Find a paint with a high concentration of pigment or go ahead and mix more pigment into your paint to increase visibility to the notches.
I used a rubber applicator to pull the paint down the ruler.A cutoff from a car's windshield wiper blade would also work.Clean any spillover with a lint free cloth slightly moistened with mineral spirits (for oil paint) or water (for acrylic).
After the paint dries, polish the ruler with 1000grit wet-dry sandpaper and apply a thin layer of wax on your tool.- Yoav Liberman Restoring, Tuning & Using Classic Woodworking Tools Discover what it takes to make...