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Re: antique tin trunk

Posted By: Peter Dale <PeterCDale@wmconnect.com> (cache-dc06.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 7/10/3 18:15

In Response To: antique tin trunk (Margaret Fail)

Chances are the surface has deteriorated and like rust on a car theres not much you can do to bring it back.One thing you can try is to go over the bad surface with a product called"never dull" .Its a large wad of cotton type material impregnated with a metal cleaner/polish.You can stabilize the rusty area with a rust retarder available at auto supply stores.If the area looks reasonable after the "neverdull" you can inhance it further by using "Bri-Wax" .Short of anything else , a couple coats of silver "Rustoeleum" paint or similar, might give a good look although any silver paint will typically show up as more pewter looking than silver. Good Luck ,perhaps some one else will suggest even other approaches.

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