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Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm

By rosie on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 03:57 pm:

i put my crystals in my cast iron cauldron to cleanse in salt water for a couple of days, and when i went back to it the cauldron had gone rusty on the inside! does anyone have any anti-rust ideas? i feel like a right fool now!
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm

By Imp-Lauren on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 07:13 pm:

Hello Rosie,

I too have had the same problem, but only in reverse....I shall explain; I bought a really old cauldron from a village green antiques fair, and it was a tad rusty, mainly due to age, but it had been outside in the rain too by the looks. I had to use 'Hammerite' metal paint, specially for cast iron. I had to sand down all the rust and get the surface clean the put on two coats of paint and leave to dry. It looks shiny and glossy now. The Hammerite seals the rust spots to stop them coming back and rusting the iron. This is the only way I know of fixing a rusty cauldron! Hope it helps,
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm

By rosie on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 08:17 pm:

thanks a lot! :) i was asking my dad about what to do about it, and he said to take off the rust with a wire brush, then heat up the cauldron and season it with oil, which forms a coating. as far as the hammerite goes, do you know if it copes with heat without getting either smelly fumes or bits of it flaking / melting off? your cauldron sounds fab by the way! :)
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:53 pm

By Imp-Lauren on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 05:42 pm:

Oh, good point! Well, I don't heat mine up, just put water in it for scrying or use it for holding herbs. Thinking about it, i'm not sure if it is practical for putting onto a flame when coated in Hammerite paint. Best to check that first...hope you find some way of coating the rust!

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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:53 pm

By rosie on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 07:01 pm:

yeah, i haven't used it heated yet, but just in case..... :) its going to take some work with the wire wool though!
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 pm

By Cate on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 11:04 am:

... have a cauldron here and a number of other cast iron pieces used for everyday cooking. When one of my skillets, my pots or my cauldron get rusty, I remove the rust with a brush, then wipe the piece down with oil (inside and out), and put it into the oven at a low heat for an hour or so.
My wise grandmother used to call this "reseasoning".

Does anyone know of a good online source for cauldrons? I would like to find one for my daughter.

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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 pm

By rosie on Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 05:32 pm:

www.newmoonoccultshop.co.uk - that's where i got mine. very reliable and the cauldrons are lovely!
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:54 pm

By Cate on Sunday, September 15, 2002 - 01:39 am:

Got one there, Rosie.... thanks!

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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:55 pm

By bonnie on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 05:03 pm:

I've used Coca Cola, original formula not diet, as a pretty good rust remover. It has to be authentic Coca Cola and not Pepsi or Fago. Makes ya wonder what it does to your stomach! The rust-filled Coke, diluted with an equal amount of water, can then be sprinkled around the garden. It nourishes the posies, providing them with iron (makes leaves greener) and sugar (encourages growth).
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Re: Rusty Cauldron

PostAuthor: TheWiseHedgewitch » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:55 pm

By Jacqui on Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 02:50 pm:

I just saw this on that How Clean is Your House program, a wee lass had a very rusty wok, and the woman squirted normal washing liquid on half a potato and rubbed it around the wok, and it was amazing it really took the rust off. And then all the girl had to do was give it a good rubbing with some vegetable oil on a cloth!
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