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How to clean rust and heavy dirt off a metal chest

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Posted 2013-07-15T23:58:51+0000  by mmr mmr
 

Hello mmr.  Welcome to the Community!

 

I would do this in  3 steps:

 

Scrape off as much dirt as possible with a paint scraper.

Use a drill and wire brushes to clean off the rust down to bare metal.

 

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Wash off the chest with soapy water, rinse well and let it dry.

 

At this point you can paint the chest.

I highly recommend an oil based primer made for rusty metal like this one:

 

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Once this has dried, you can use the oil based paint of your choice to finish the job.

 

Is this what you are looking for?

 

Chris.

 

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Posted 2013-07-16T15:23:13+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
 
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