Cleaning Antique Metal Fighting Hands

I bought some ancient, as in really old, metal fighting gloves. When I received them they are covered with rust. I cleaned them with paper towels, then used olive oil. There must be something better to clean and preserve. I had to scrub the rust off my hands. I didn't want to wash the metal because I thought it might hurt them. I've attached a picture.

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T Lehew from Dallas, TX

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July 22, 20070 found this helpful

I have not tried this but a friend told me about this site see what you think. You have a great find. Good Luck!

http://antiquea  adrian/rust.html

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July 26, 20070 found this helpful

OK. Those are weird!

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July 26, 20070 found this helpful

from watching antiques roadshow and others like it they always say leave the antique as it is. if you must get them cleaned i would take them to a reputable antique dealer and ask them.

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July 26, 20070 found this helpful

iNTERESTING, but creepy.

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July 28, 20070 found this helpful

Call a museum and talk to the curator. I'm sure he'll refer you if he cannot answer your questions.

I think they're really a neat peice of history.

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August 2, 20070 found this helpful

Those ARE some scary looking gloves! What about using a dab of some 3 in 1 oil and rubbing it in with a soft cloth?

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