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  • mimathews@comcast.net
    Thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions.  Life is slowing a bit finally so I ll be applying elbow grease and getting my kit cleaned up post haste!
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 21, 2009
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      Thanks everyone for the advice and suggestions.  Life is slowing a bit finally so I'll be applying elbow grease and getting my kit cleaned up post haste!



      Michael



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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Craig Williams" <sgtwarner@...>
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 12:41:58 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
      Subject: Re: 1812 mold and leather








      Andrew,

      After a good scouring with steel wool and oil, (WD-40 may be bad for
      the leather), I would then clean off the oil with a de-greaser and
      afterwards coat the "tins" with wax.
      This can be done with a floor wax.
      As to the leather, I find that cleaning with saddle soap and coating
      with Neets foot oil is very effective in combating mould.

      Craig Williams
      On 20-Apr-09, at 8:40 AM, ANDREW BATEMAN wrote:

      >
      >
      > On my Twist 60 round box, the "tins" aren't even tin plate -
      > they're plain steel and they rust like crazy. Haven't had the
      > courage to open it up yet this spring but I suspect I'll be taking
      > steel wool and WD-40 to them. I may find it necessary to put a
      > coat of varnish on them eventually.
      >
      > Andrew Bateman, 41st Foot
      >
      > --- On Sun, 4/19/09, J.Bruce Whittaker < ortheris@... > wrote:
      >
      > From: J.Bruce Whittaker < ortheris@... >
      > Subject: Re: 1812 mold and leather
      > To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      > Received: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 10:40 PM
      >
      > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com , "Spencer's Mercantile"
      > <susan@...> wrote:
      >
      > On the tins issue, we've had pretty good luck on cleaning them up with
      > Ballistol. They'll never look like they used to, but with repeated
      > applications, they come out pretty well and stop "shedding" rust bits
      > on everything they touch.
      > If you can't find Ballistol locally, you can order it online from
      > www.ragweedforge.com (Sanborn, NY).
      > Good luck with all that . . .
      > -- Sioux
      >
      > Another way to clean up tinplate is to use white chalk. The same
      > stuff used in
      > school. Grind up some chalk into a powder. Dampen a soft cloth with
      > water and
      > dip it into the the chalk. Apply the chalk paste to the tinplate
      > and before it
      > dries completely buff it off with a soft dry cloth. This will bring
      > a shine to
      > most tinplate.
      > The tinplate used in lots of reenacting gear is simply sheet steel
      > covered in
      > tin. It can be electroplate or dipped. Speaking from experience the
      > dipped is
      > best. Anyway once the tinplate is cut the integrity of the product is
      > compromised and rust will eventually occur where the cuts and seams
      > were made if
      > there is no solder present.
      > I am not familiar with Ballistol but in the tin smith shop at Black
      > Creek
      > Pioneer Village we don't use any chemicals to clean or polish the
      > tin plate.
      > Just soap and water and chalk paste. Chemical cleaners and
      > abrasives tend to
      > dull the finish of the tinplate. My two cents worth on the topic of
      > rust and
      > cartridge tins.
      > Regards,
      > Bruce Whittaker
      >
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