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Old Iron Radiators
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I am stripping paint off several old cast iron radiators (with a gorgeous scoll patter on the fins) and I want  to leave the finish "natural", just rubbed with oil to prevent the iron from getting a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Marder Jun 12.

 

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Randall Marder replied to Al Shehadi's discussion Old Iron Radiators
"agree with Lair gun oil, also olive oil, really any cooking oil.  I would run some tests and heat up several types of oils on the stove and choose the one that smells the best or least.  "
Jun 12
Lair Tienter replied to Al Shehadi's discussion Old Iron Radiators
"I don't know about gun oil but if you use linseed oil they will sticky for a long time.  I know someone that stripped and oiled his hinges with A-1 oil.  they looked great but not sure how often you would need to apply the oil again."
May 23
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Old Iron Radiators

I am stripping paint off several old cast iron radiators (with a gorgeous scoll patter on the fins) and I want  to leave the finish "natural", just rubbed with oil to prevent the iron from getting a light coat of rust.  Last time I did this I used Penetrol to oil the radiators.  They came out great (and still look great 8 years later), but they gave off an oily smell the first few years when the heat came on in the fall.  I would like to get the same great look with out the start-of-season…See More
May 22

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Professional by day, moderately handy fixer-upper on the weekends.
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I am fixing up the 100+ year old house that I grew up in.

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