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Clear coating antique iron
I have an antique Broom maker that I am refinishing for a piece of furniture for my home the iron clever and cutting arms were badly rusted, I have sand blasted all the rust and then glass beaded blasted and I now have all my metal parts a white very light gray Iron product. I like the look of the metal as it is, can you recommend a clear coat that I can apply with out changing the natural beauty of this metal? It is date stamped 1897 so I'm almost sure it is straight Iron. Thanks for your help.William D Nicholl
Nicholl & Son Enterprizes - Westmoreland, New York
Wax or standard gloss clearcoat.
If you want to get really fancy you can use automotive clearcoat (I think). I'm not 100% sure that auto clearcoat will stick to bare iron, but it might.
I would just suggest trying a normal clear gloss and give it a few coats.
Blacksmith - Shawboro, North Carolina