05-18-2013, 07:12 AM
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  • Blue line
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We saw this in a local antique store and I just had to have it but being the frugal bastard that I am I denied myself. Wife went with my girls a couple months later and bought it for me. Said any man who asked his doctor to cut his leg off deserved a good shaving mirror/stand! She is a keeper.
I have researched and could not find a freestanding stand like this one. I do not ever intend on parting with it. Having that in mind, SHOULD I SANDBLAST IT AND PAINT IT OR LEAVE IT IN ALL ITS RUSTY WROUGHT IRON GLORY? I know that removing the "patina" lessens the value but I don't ever plan on selling it. What say my brothers in razors?[Image: vKogyeh.jpg]

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 05-18-2013, 07:27 AM
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  • river1
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Personally, I would have to remove the rust. There is a paint product called Ospho which is used as a metal primer and oxidizes rust. You could start with that and then use Rustoleum...black, dark brown, dark whatever color your wife says.

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 05-18-2013, 07:31 AM
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  • Blue line
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OSPHO, I will look for that. Funny how most men don't care about interior colors and the like. BUT, women DO! And you are correct whatever color mama wants, she gets!

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 05-18-2013, 08:26 AM
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I too would take the rust off, if for no other reason than to keep my other shave gear clean. The otehr option would be to put on some form or clear coating that keeps the look and not the mess.

The stand is ten kinds of awesome though, and so is your wife Smile

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 05-18-2013, 10:49 AM
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Great looking mirror!

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 05-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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I think I would remove the rust, too, and go with a solid color as Doug suggests, probably something dark that complements your other room colors. Very nice.

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 05-18-2013, 11:18 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thats outstanding. I would remove the loose surface rust then put a satin finish clear coat on it. Keep the rustic appearance and protect it at the same time.

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 05-18-2013, 12:15 PM
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Im with the others in removing the loose surface rust, but would probably just throw a good coat of wax or two on it to protect it. I like the weathered finish.

But yeah, if your wife has a plan for how it should, I would defer to her so everyone is happy.

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 05-18-2013, 07:12 PM
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That's nice!

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 05-24-2013, 05:23 PM
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  • geezer
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Wonderful!!
~Richard

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 06-04-2013, 05:39 AM
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  • Dalejr
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Very cool, If you could I would have it plated but that probably wouldn't be cheap.

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 06-04-2013, 10:06 AM
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  • Howler
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Outstanding gift from your wife.

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 06-05-2013, 04:51 AM
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  • ben74
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The ultimate shaving accessory, congratulations!

I like the rustic appeal of it's current state, but would want to safe guard my other precious shaving equipment by applying a clear coating of some sort.

It's definitely a keeper (so too is your wife)!

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 06-09-2013, 01:27 PM
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That is a real find... Very Nice Congrats.

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 06-15-2013, 06:23 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Great looking mirror and congratulations to your wife for contributing to your journey.

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 06-15-2013, 06:29 AM
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Very nice! Maybe just some cleaning and a bit of polish will do.

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