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i am putting some things out for sell at my first craft show this weekend, and am concerned about the metal rusting. i've made a bunch of door pulls, latches, and a bunch of other items that i'm pretty sure will sell. BUT, i don't wan't them to rust, and i want the wire wheel buffing to look the same naturally. what can i coat the steel with to solve this issue. i'm preety sure people are going o be concerned with that too.
thanks, chris

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I heat many items to blue with a propane torch and dip them in a mix of motor oil, linseed oil, and mineral spirits (equal parts). You can wire multiple pieces together and heat them together then dip. Let it cool and wipe off the excess.Obviously this darkens your colors, but in most cases I like it and it provides a lasting indoor finish.

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