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Please help... Rusty Antique Iron Molds!
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Hello to all. I have purchased an antique brass and iron flower mold. It was dirty and had some rust. I cleaned with vinegar, baking soda and salt according recommendations found on internet. The…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by BRENDA WILSON Aug 17.

 

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BRENDA WILSON replied to Terie's discussion Please help... Rusty Antique Iron Molds!
"Hi Terie, You are welcome! Good luck! Cheers Brenda"
Aug 17
Terie replied to Terie's discussion Please help... Rusty Antique Iron Molds!
"Hi Brenda Thank you so much for your helpful response. Sounds like there is hope! I was afraid that steel wool would be too harsh, but I will try it. Thank you for the WD 40 and the Penetrol tip. I'm assuming its safe to use heat on the tool…"
Aug 17
BRENDA WILSON replied to Terie's discussion Please help... Rusty Antique Iron Molds!
"Hi Terie i have acquired a huge number of these tools from England some time back. A lot of them were really rusty and needed a lot of work. You an remove the rust with a bit of steel wool or a wire brush…being gentle so you don’t…"
Aug 17
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Please help... Rusty Antique Iron Molds!

Hello to all. I have purchased an antique brass and iron flower mold. It was dirty and had some rust. I cleaned with vinegar, baking soda and salt according recommendations found on internet. The mold looked clean and free of rust, but when I heated it and tried to shape a flower, there were rust/dirty dark spots all over my white fabric flower. I've repeated the process several times, but I get the same results. The metal continues to tarnish, rust even looking green. One half of the mold is…See More
Aug 15

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