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57546Re: Period Finishing for a leather costrel

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  • Diane Sawyer Dooley
    Oct 27, 2008
      --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Apple" <tom.apple@...> wrote:
      > --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "Diane Sawyer Dooley"
      > <tasha_medvedeva@> wrote:
      > > I tried making vinegaroon (iron oxide + vinegar) using Brillo pads,
      > > and my leather turned grey.
      > You mean the kind with soap in them? It may be some sort of alloy to
      > inhibit rust.
      > Get some of the real fine steel wool (no soap) from the hardware
      > store. It worked pretty well for me. It may take more than one
      > application. Whatever you do, don't spill it on oak flooring. The
      > stuff really reacts well with the oak tannins.
      > Cheers,
      > Tom

      No, I very specifically bought the kind without soap. I'm new at
      this, not stupid. The soap would have changed the pH of the vinegar,

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