Does anyone have experience cleaning rust off rollers?
G’day’ If it is only a small amount, of rust then the best thing is
to get some 600 grit wet-n-dry paper and use a little light oil with
it. You won’t remove all the marks, but you will stop the rust
getting worse, and you can give a final polish with the very finest
paper you can buy, or use metal polish.
How should I protect them in the future?
If you are in a very damp climate I would suggest a silicone thin
oil covering the rollers, wiped off with kerosene about once a week,
and re oiled. Cover the whole machine with a plastic bag, securing
the open end with string or elastic against the machine. But do
keep up the maintenance whether the rolls have been used or not, but
certainly clean and reoil after every use. – Cheers for now, John
Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua, Nelson NZ