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Re: book press rust



that's a copy press for making copies of documents.

my platen isn't perfect either, i put a layer of binders board on the
bottom.

j

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Annabel <annabelkina@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have acquired an old book press from our local antique store (I'd
> rather say "barn" :). It looks pretty much like this one:
> http://www.dargate.com/247_auction/247_images/288.jpg
>
> It is in decent condition, but there's some rust on the sides and
> unfortunately on the platen, where it is rather deep and makes the
> surface uneven. I wish to paint it somehow so that I could use the
> press. I don't care if it won't look historically accurate after
> painting :)
> Hence, I have some questions:
>
> 1. What's the best way to clean it before painting?
> 2. Which paint is good? I've read about rustoleum here on the list,
> but I am not sure which rustoleum (tm) product to use.
>
> Thanks for advice,
>
> Annabel
> Boston
>
>
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www.sicpress.com - book repair and cleaning supplies.
www.bibliophilebullpen.com

                                    
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