cleaning old hardware #1: easy way to to restore old hardware

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Blog entry by patron posted 04-17-2009 08:43 PM 3096 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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hey guys , i just heard a newone yesterday , from a woman !

when redoing old hinges and fixtures and such , slow cook them in a crock pot (like a brisket) for 24 hours !
it ’s suposed to take old paint and finishes off , without the messy chemicals and messy clean up .
simply was and dry , ( ihavent tried it yet , but it sounds reasonable ) .
water / heat / clean . sounds like something we can handle !


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 08:45 PM

If you put baking soda in the water it goes quicker. I do this on an outdoor stove in a not to be used again pot.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 08:05 PM

I’d add some salt and pepper, and maybe a little chopped onion too. Just kidding!!!

-- I started out with nothing, and still have most of it..... Ernest 1.

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#3 posted 05-13-2009 04:52 AM

Don’t forget the basil
Sorry David I couldn’t resist

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#4 posted 05-13-2009 05:47 AM

I understand that garlic brings out the color better. LOL

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 05-21-2009 11:43 PM

when i finish the deck , and have a bbq . your all invited . well try out different spices then .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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