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Cleaning Antique Metal Shelf Supports

Category Metal
Shelf with metal supports.
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

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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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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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