Restoration Tips for Rusty Outside Thermometer Exposed to Elements for 50+ Years?
January 16, 2005 3:56 PM Subscribe
I have a painted metal thermometer that used to hang on my grandparents' porch. It's very old (fifty years?), and very rusty, but I love it. It's so rusty that the advertising ("Whiskey Hill Grocery") and the temperature gradations are barely discernible. How can I remove this oxydation without damaging the paint underneath, restore the piece to something approximating its original condition? Is this even possible?