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    Picked this up this morning coming from Montréal, I was going to sand it down and repaint the whole thing , but the more I look at it the more I find it beautifull, the patina on this armoire is just beautifull, so will clean it up, and put it in my antique shop, will look good lol... Click image for larger version

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    Re: Very old steel armoires

    That's great where is it from? a good clean and maybe some clearcoat.
    Jerome
    Canada's South Coast

    Port Colborne On.
    Every loaf of bread is a tragic tale of grains that could've become beer.......but didn't....

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      Re: Very old steel armoires

      Thanks Jerome, don't really know what they were using it for, tomorrow will try to find a name of place where it was made.

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        Re: Very old steel armoires

        Originally posted by Jacques Leclerc View Post
        Picked this up this morning coming from Montréal, I was going to sand it down and repaint the whole thing , but the more I look at it the more I find it beautifull, the patina on this armoire is just beautifull, so will clean it up, and put it in my antique shop, will look good lol... Click image for larger version

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        The folks on Antique Road Show warn that cleaning and refinishing etc. (other than gently cleaning dirt off) wipes out the value of an antique.
        Start slow; wind down gracefuilly

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          Re: Very old steel armoires

          Steve, that is exactly what I am doing, just a very light cleaning with 000 steel wool, and when done a gentle cost of car wax, with carnauba. will look good, but this is a lot of work. lol..
          Jacques

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            Re: Very old steel armoires

            Did a little bit of clean up on the cabinet, using steel wool, so far I did 40 drawers , 40 more to go lol... I also applied two coats of car wax Megliar's, looks good to me. Click image for larger version

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