Friday Flea Part 2

January 23, 2010

Well, after surfing and polling some wise peeps, I gained a renewed hope for ditching the remaining rust spots on the chrome of my flea market stools.  Cola applied with wadded up aluminum foil is the choice of car enthusiasts on the I figure, why not give it a whirl?

People, can I just TELL you how thrilling, yet horrifying this was?  It works.  I mean really works.  I knew I should give up my once daily diet soda, but I don’t think that will be a problem now.  I can’t believe I’ve been ingesting RUST DISSOLVER. Not cool.  At all.

There were a couple of areas I knew were beyond saving since it had penetrated the chrome, but all the other spots I couldn’t get with the Noxon?  WOW.  Check it out.

before and after

and another before and after

You can see where the chrome is pitted here…but still WAY better than before.

Then, I went back and polished up all over with the Noxon again and…Tah Dah!!!!!

one of the good spots…

It took a lot longer than I expected, but it was well worth it.  They aren’t perfect, but they are miles ahead of where they were, and I lurv them.

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4 thoughts on “Friday Flea Part 2

  1. susie q

    Those are drop-dead gorgeous! I, too, have done the aluminum foil thing. But, I used Desire to Inspire’s suggestion of vinegar. It made every hair on my body stand on end — like fingernails on a blackboard. Then, my upholsterer said “just use 0000 stainless steel.” That with the vinegar worked much better and didn’t give me the creeps.

    Love those stools!


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