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Old 06-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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I've got a few projects underway and one of them is to clean up several old black wrought iron candelabra. A couple of them are totally smooth but two are quite rough. I figured I'd clean them well, and maybe have to sand a couple down if that works (haven't tried it yet) and re-paint them white. Has anyone here done this before by some strange chance? Am trying to do it as cheaply as possible. I probably should apply a rust inhibitor but not sure I'll bother because of the cost of that product.

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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I just finished painting and cleaning an old Iron sea grape leaves. It was burried under some plants! I used a Dremal to clean it. Sprayed a good base coat, and it painted just beautifully. Cost was about $5. Love to do these kinds of projects. Hope yours turns out great too. ginnie
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Thanks ginnie.

The sea grape leaves would have come up nicely.

I wasn't sure what a Dremel was but I looked it up. That would be a very handy little tool to own. Maybe I'll just get some sand paper onto the rough parts until I find something like that.

p.s. I see they sell quite inexpensive mini dremels on ebay australia. Might be worth my while looking at getting one of those eventually.


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A good way to use just sandpaper in tight places, is to fix a piece to a pencil with tight rubberbands. Pokes into small places like the Dremal. Roll up a piece and that works too. Hope your project turned out OK. I had green pain, and purple paint. The sean grapes are on my back deck now, looking good. ginnie
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I just finished painting and cleaning an old Iron sea grape leaves. Love to do these kinds of projects.
hey Ginnie ... would you post a pix of your trellis?? I love anything wrought iron ... (less to dust when displayed inside!)
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I am just now learning to do a picture to the PC. I won't forget, won't delete this message. I only did the attachment once, and couldn't do it again when the teacher left. \Heck in my College there wasn't even a PC. Only really been on the thing since I found NT. I am reading PC For Senior dummies. Will get the picture up at some point. Have another lesson the 9th of Sept.
The sea grape leaves were found buried in dirt under a bush. Now hanging up painted on my deck. Currently I am working on a mosaic.
Let me know some of the artsy stuff you do! ginnie
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