Restoring Straps on Vintage Wooden Skis

I have a pair of vintage wooden skis with leather and rusted metal (no idea what kind) attachments. How can I clean/restore the metal without damaging the wood and leather?

By Emily from London



November 20, 20090 found this helpful

Neatsfoot oil for the leather and if the buckles are chrome, scrub with aluminum foil and coca-cola...or a good [automotive] rust remover/polish..

Boiled Linseed oil is excellent for preserving wood, however I'm not sure if the treated wood would allow waxing(??)

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