Way stains Normal?
The other day, when I went out to the garage to use my lathe, I noticed the ways had some stains on them where the way oil (chainsaw way oil) had polled. I know itís not rust, because IĎm really anal about keeping everything covered in oil to protect it from moisture; plus there was still liquid oil overtop where the stain was. I also cover the machine with a grill cover when Iím not using it.
The two questions I have are:
1. This wonít affect the accuracy of the machine will it? Iím almost positive it wonít but since Iím a newbie I thought I should ask.
2. Is this kind of thing pretty normal?
I wouldn't be worried, but i would be curious. My 10EE, built in 1941, has yet to have any stains on the ways. I use way oil, but I think its the same as chain saw bar oil.