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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 Sherry Rogers Frost Jul 7.

 

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Sherry Rogers Frost replied to Al Shehadi's discussion Old Iron Radiators
"Linseed oil is the best solution.  It will take sometime to completely dry, but it is worth the wait!  Check out solventfreepaint.com"
Jul 7
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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