pie safe


Old 09-20-08, 12:25 PM
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pie safe

I am refinishing an old pie safe and would like to know what to use to clean the punched tin in thne doors
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Old 09-20-08, 12:49 PM
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Hopefully you've checked to see whether thats worth anything "as is" before refinishing.

As to the tin fronts, I would think a fine synthetic sanding pad would do the job, w/o leaving too much of a pattern. But thats if you want to polish them and may them look shiny. Otherwise just soap and water to keep the patina.

No chemicals, or it could eat the panel surface making it look real bad. Presuming these are the type I used to see in folks farmhouses back in OH.
Old 09-21-08, 12:34 PM
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Oh, the sausage biscuits I ate from my grandmother's pie safe!!! You may want to use something like Scotchbrite on the surface just to highlight the patina, without shining them up too much. Remember, this puppy is old and you still want it to look that way. Good luck, and post some pictures on a site such as photobucket.com and copy/paste the HTML code in a reply post so we can see what you have there.

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