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    Originally Posted by ffrink View Post
    I like the patina, especially if it flakes off into my eyes while benching!!!
    Heck when I was a kid, and I lifted in the basement of an apartment, I used to get flakes of asbestos in my eyes from the pipe insulation, lol.

    And those were the good old days .
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    Originally Posted by twodog View Post
    Heck when I was a kid, and I lifted in the basement of an apartment, I used to get flakes of asbestos in my eyes from the pipe insulation, lol.

    And those were the good old days .
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    Originally Posted by twodog View Post
    I'm okay with rust on plates as long as it's not heavy, but only if I use them in an unfinished cellar or garage. If I had rust on my plates in my finished beasement, my wife would kill me, and rightfully so.

    Raw metal, use a vinegar solution, or as Keet says, use heat. I've "aged" metals using both methods. Here in NC, with high humidity, it's not real hard by leaving them outside either. I don't think that you should have too much of a problem with the weather in England, lol.
    If I put plates in the oven my wife will kill me. I am probably going to just strip the paint of and leave them. I have a steel bar in the garage that has a lovely patina to it. Hopefully the cast iron gets the same colour/texture

    Originally Posted by ffrink View Post
    I like the patina, especially if it flakes off into my eyes while benching!!!
    I have some hex dumbells that do that, eyes are bad but back of the throat is worse!

    Originally Posted by twodog View Post
    Heck when I was a kid, and I lifted in the basement of an apartment, I used to get flakes of asbestos in my eyes from the pipe insulation, lol.

    And those were the good old days .
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    Originally Posted by fishpat86 View Post



    Explains your post history.
    Ain't that the truth . Just make sure they are down to raw metal when you put them in the gar-ridge, then the will definitely patina.

    Originally Posted by ffrink View Post
    It's like they say. What doesn't kill you today, just kills you slowly!'
    What are you insinuating dude ?
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    Originally Posted by twodog View Post
    Ain't that the truth . Just make sure they are down to raw metal when you put them in the gar-ridge, then the will definitely patina.


    What are you insinuating dude ?
    I always go raw on them round holes!
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    Tell you what. Lets swap, I have a set I got for free from some old guys back yard, they are rusty as fcuk. I have to get a tetanus shot every time I lift, my hands are slowly becoming a permanent copper color. I'll gladly swap mine for your non-rusty ones.
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    just sand blast them and leave them out side for a while. spray them with water if it doesnt rain. nature will takes its course
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    Originally Posted by fishpat86 View Post
    Paint stripping has begun
    How are you going about it?
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    Originally Posted by ProtienandIron View Post
    How are you going about it?
    Chemicals, scraping and swearing!

    How you scrape the rough surface in the centers I have no idea though.
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    Originally Posted by fishpat86 View Post
    Chemicals, scraping and swearing!

    How you scrape the rough surface in the centers I have no idea though.
    Wire brush?
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    Originally Posted by KBKB View Post
    Wire brush?

    As long as it's not chucked up in a drill. I tried stripping the paint off of a motorcycle gas tank years ago, and when the chemical stripper wasn't working quickly enough for me, I tried a wire brush in my drill. Man, there were blobs of softened paint and paint remover flying EVERYWHERE, and I'll tell you right now, that stuff burns like hell when you get it on your skin.
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    Chemical paint stripper is crap at stripping paint but awesome at burning knuckle skin!

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