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crose

09:26AM | 03/02/00
Member Since: 03/06/99
2 lifetime posts
I have a brass coated/plated fireplace door and screen ensemble in place in front of my fireplace. The fireplace is never used, but I am seeing some pea size rust spots on the outer parts of the door. Is there anything I can do to repair these spots and prevent further damage? Thanks

Wick

09:40AM | 03/02/00
Hi crose, two things come to mind off hand. First, try some Brasso, available at most hardware store (even supermarkets). Second, if the Brasso doesn't work and if it's "surface rust" simply using some "0000" steel wool should buff off the surface rust. Now as for the cause, I'd suspect that the humidity level in your home is too high thereby leaving moisture deposits on the brass. Lower the humidity if possible and once a week simply wipe down the brass with a dry cloth to remove any moisture buildup. Hope this helps, and post back up with any questions. Good luck!

Bill Stout

03:02PM | 03/09/00
Member Since: 01/17/00
24 lifetime posts
good advice. I'd add that most screens are laquered to prevent just such and occurance . I would recommend that when the spots are removed, clean it thourghly and burnish the entire finish with 0000 steel wool and then spray it with a clear coat of laquer. This will prevent future occurances.
bill


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