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MN 05.01 Rust

Author needed!

Summary – an author is sought to provide a general background description to the whole subject of rust and its treatment. In the meantime, the reader is directed to the following work, available through libraries:

National Maritime Museum Monograph No 52 - 1982 "Conservation of Iron" ISBN 905555 59 7


Ref No: MN 05.01  Date: 29-07-2013 Author:   

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Treatment techniques described may not be suitable for items of high or historical value. Users should always test first on a small inconspicuous area; observe safety and health guidelines given by suppliers, and dispose of used materials responsibly. The Society does not endorse or guarantee any proprietary products named (and it recognises that other products may be suitable). If in any doubt, expert advice should be obtained.