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Margo 07-31-2010 06:29 AM

removing rust from a vintage painted cast iron doorstop
Hello, I have a vintage cast iron doorstop that has some rust on it, I want to remove the rust without damaging the paint. Any ideas?
Thank you

oh'mike 07-31-2010 06:32 AM

Post a picture if you can---There is no way that I know of. The original paint should be preserved.

rustyjames 07-31-2010 06:53 AM

KennDB 07-31-2010 01:37 PM

Hi Margo. Check out your local auto-parts store and look for a rust remover/polish made specifically for chrome parts. Because chrome is a really thin plating over metal, it requires a very gentle polish, which should make it safe to use on a painted surface as well (if the correct type of paint was used on the doorstop). Of course, you should test an inconspicuous area first to make sure it doesn't damage the paint. Best of luck!

wisenow502 03-08-2011 10:44 AM

Removing rust from vintage painted doorstop
That is EXACTLY why I logged in here today! Did you have any luck? I have a couple of Hubley doorstops and love them. One came to me pretty rusty and I want to preserve him as best I can. Thanks for any advice. I don't want to destroy more paint if I can help it.

oh'mike 03-08-2011 11:41 AM

Now I'm going to have to google "Hubley doorstop"

Ole34 03-08-2011 03:22 PM

i use NAVAL JELLY to remove rust from knives and other can get it at any automotive or hardware store ...........get a little brush an apply the jell then let it sit for 10 mins then wash it off with cold water an repeat process until you are sanding required

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