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Cleaning Antique Metal Shelf Supports

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Over time metal can become rusty or corroded. However, using the proper tools and products it can often be cleaned. This is a guide about cleaning antique metal shelf supports.


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March 20, 2005

Does anyone know how to clean antique metal shelf supports (brackets) They`re beautiful filigree work but had many coats of paint. I managed to get all of the paint off but now have a very "rusty" set of brackets. Can anyone help. I want to repaint them with black or white rustoleum paint.

Mairmie from AB, Canada


March 21, 20050 found this helpful
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Scrub with a fine wire brush to remove the rust and seal before painting, (Rustoleum may do this - I've not heard of it).



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By Dottie. (Guest Post)
March 23, 20050 found this helpful
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Whenever I needed to remove rust from metal (such as outdoor umbrella tables and scratches on refrigerators) I purchased a plastic container of "Naval Jelly " and painted it on rust then rinsed off with water. Rustoleum paint is the best paint for this. Good Luck!

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