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Subject: Corrosion


From: Neil Mahrer <neil.mahrer<-a>
Date: Monday, February 21, 2005
I am seeking advice about how best to selectively remove iron
corrosion products without affecting an underlying copper patina.
The object in question is an 18th Century copper alloy sundial with
a stable dark brown/green patina.  At some point recently a paint
tin or similar has been left standing on the sundial and has left a
thin orange stain where it has touched.  The copper patina looks too
thin to attempt localised cleaning with any kind of metal polish so
I was wondering if di-sodium EDTA or a similar chemical could
selectively removed this rust staining?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:40
                 Distributed: Monday, February 28, 2005
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Received on Monday, 21 February, 2005

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