old metal candy box

February 2nd, 2009 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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found this 2 weks ago at the auction. It's pretty, but I just wish there wasn't so much rust on it. Is there any way to clean the rust off w/o damaging the paint?


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Comments (5)

QueenofGreen writes: I had the same situation with a vintage Hostess Fruit cake box. I left the rust alone and shiny-ied up the tin by spraying clear poly over the entire piece. I relly love the shiny/dark contrast, now.
Beth Posted: 11:34 am on February 8th
italianpeasant writes: I USE WINDEX TO CLEAN RUST OFF OF OLD METAL; IT WORKS FOR ME :) Posted: 10:36 am on February 4th
irishrovr writes: Or...you could leave it rusty and alter it as is (or even rusty it up some more!)

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:46 pm on February 2nd
shamrockerin writes: Ohhhhh! Thanks for the tip! I will have to try that! Posted: 10:20 am on February 2nd
Tuttibelle writes: Try Turtle wax (car wax). This wax will many times bring back the colors to faded metal when other things don't work. Posted: 10:06 am on February 2nd
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