We started this week cleaning and prepping our recently acquired Golding Official #12! With help from hubby nic nichols and father-in-law lee, we started disassembling the bohemoth table top press to soak in the suggested vinegar and lemon juice cocktail that many posts assured would easily remove rust. We started with smaller bits, such as springs and screws and the concoction worked wonders! I would recommend to anyone trying to make an old press new again to try this easy and non-toxic method, rather than killing yourself scrubbing away. We're hoping it warms up a little bit so we can get back out to the studio to finish the press-we'd ideally like to have it up and running by mid-february...we shall see!