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  • Mr.Bahur commented on Mr.Bahur's forum topic Restore an old steam trunk8 months ago

    Hi Matt,Whaddaya know... I'm still here.I looked on Ebay and found similar steam trunks that are 70-90 years old. Didn't find any clues regarding mine.Guess what, my trunk didn't move an inch in the past 3 years. it's used for storage and since we mop around it I'm afraid that water that seep under it have damaged somewhat the trunk's floor.What do you want to do with your trunk? do you want it to be functional? beautiful? faithful to the original?I'm at a point where I want it to be functional, and I care less for looks. plus all these rivets give me a headache.. I really don't know how to work with them...Regarding rust, it's either WD-40 to prevent it from spreading, oxalic acid that might remove it, make it metallic (THOUGH I HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET and it could potentially damage the ...see more »Hi Matt,Whaddaya know... I'm still here.I looked on Ebay and found similar steam trunks that are 70-90 years old. Didn't find any clues regarding mine.Guess what, my trunk didn't move an inch in the past 3 years. it's used for storage and since we mop around it I'm afraid that water that seep under it have damaged somewhat the trunk's floor.What do you want to do with your trunk? do you want it to be functional? beautiful? faithful to the original?I'm at a point where I want it to be functional, and I care less for looks. plus all these rivets give me a headache.. I really don't know how to work with them...Regarding rust, it's either WD-40 to prevent it from spreading, oxalic acid that might remove it, make it metallic (THOUGH I HAVEN'T TRIED IT YET and it could potentially damage the leather), or paint/spray paint over it.

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