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The long Build

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1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« on: November 28, 2009, 12:06:18 pm »

Hi

I have one of the above, not working but I left it in the wall when renovating our house when we got it.  Above the range is the Mantlepiece which is Steel , Over the years it has developed a thin layer of surface rust which I have just wired brushed off , I am wanting to keep the look , But am wanting to stop the rust forming again.
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Is there an oil or such product which I can wipe over it without leaving a oily / greasy residual..

Any advice welcome..

Larry
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 12:29:40 pm »

Black lead Polish is what you need.

Just Google it, loads there.

http://www.castfireplaces.co.uk/product_info.php?pid=277
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 01:39:47 pm »

One of the brand names I seem to remember was "Zebo Grate Polish".  Brushed on like shoe polish except no smell. I`m sure that with the popularity of wood burning stoves, lot of them are cast iron, that one of these suppliers would stock such a product.   `fraid we are still burning haggis pats and the occasional wickerworks, up here to know about such moderen contraptions, but the Hydro-electric is just fine. :-))
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 01:43:57 pm »

You're right  though its unavailable now and has been replaced with Stovax Black Grate Polish

http://www.ukclassifieds.co.uk/stovax_black_grate_polish_zebo_zip_zebrite_black_lead-o32321.html
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009, 02:00:12 pm »

When we moved into this farm cottage,where we are now,there was an old wood-burning stove,that needed a little TLC,over all it was i good working order, it ust needed that final touch to make it look more presentable,after cleaning the outside with fine steel wool, i sprayed the entire stove with VHT matt black spray  paint,this paint is normally used on exhaust manifolds,and can withstand temps of 1300c,+i sprayed the stove whilst the metal was hot to the touch,..after drying i used a tube of Zebrite black grate polish,and the stove came up a treat,

Wullie
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009, 10:07:34 pm »

Wullie, wait till ye get a rorin fire in that thing and it really gets hot, yer hoose is goin te reek man! :o
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 10:29:21 pm »

These Polishes, will the mark anything should you accidentally touch them afterwoods ?
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 08:45:38 am »

Dont think so. They are the ones that everyone uses. :-))
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Re: 1938 ish Fire Place / Range
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 10:27:32 am »

"Wullie, wait till ye get a rorin fire in that thing and it really gets hot, yer hoose is goin te reek man!"

Four years ago i did that stove,and its still as black as the day it was born,and nae reekin, mind you i have been known to Reek of somethin else,from time to time, {-) {-)hic!..hic!,

Wullie
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