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Old 07-31-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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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?
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Post a picture if you can---There is no way that I know of. The original paint should be preserved.

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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!
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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.
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Now I'm going to have to google "Hubley doorstop"
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i use NAVAL JELLY to remove rust from knives and other things..........you 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 satisfied..........no sanding required



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