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plantsANDpets
Apr 20, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
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QUESTION ANSWERED on April 22 - see below

Does anyone know of anything to spray on metal stuff to just clear coat it against further decay? I was watching American Pickers once and the guy referenced that they take all their old signs and stuff, power wash them, then "spray them with wax". I haven't been able to get any farther than that but I HAVE scavenged some groovy stuff from curbside on garbage day and would like to use it as "garden art" If I can stop the decay.
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Imagegoldfinch4
Apr 21, 2011 10:53 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Here is a discussion thread that discusses clear cost finishes over rusted metal. Maybe you can find something here.

http://www.finishing.com/305/22.shtml
plantsANDpets
Apr 21, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Thanks.

AUTOMOTIVE CLEARCOAT sounds promising. I'll go into a detail shop somewhere and ask more about it.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagegoldfinch4
Apr 21, 2011 12:35 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Good luck and let us know how it works.
plantsANDpets
Apr 21, 2011 12:53 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
You bet.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I stopped by the auto detailer in my neighborhood this morning to ask about the automotive clear coat, but before I mentioned the product I told him what I was trying to do.

He suggested PLEDGE!!!! Or another spray furniture wax. He says the oldtimers at car shows often use it for touchup. He also suggested vaseline, also a tip learned from the oldtimers at car shows. When I told him I had heard automotive clear coat, he said, "Then you run into having to redo your clear coat".

So I shall scrub the bejezus out of my metal "garden art", spray it with furniture wax, and post a picture. And I'll try to post a picture this time next year as well, to see how it holds up.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagegoldfinch4
Apr 22, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
That sounds wonderful - and much less expensive I imagine!
plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 9:46 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Oh even if it was automotive, I was going to buy a can and do it myself. But Pledge is certainly less trouble to find.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!

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