Getting rid of rust can be frustrating. Learn how to remove rust while keeping surfaces free of scratches.
“Tips, Tools, and Techniques” by long-time antiques expert Dr. Georgia Kemp Caraway provides answers to questions about the cleaning and maintenance of common antique and collectible objects, including metal advertising signs, glassware, clothing, and jewelry. Compact yet authoritative, this handbook will appeal to dealers and buyers, as well as everyone with something from Grandma in the attic.
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Remove rust by rubbing with steel wool and kerosene. If very badly rusted, soak the piece in kerosene, then gently rub it with steel wool.