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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    If anyone is interested lol. I'm very excited an want to share my progress with anyone willing to listen I think I've bored all my friends and family though :/
    I'm a big budgie lover and have two hand tamed budgies so far. They are in separate cages atm due to bullying but hopefully they'll get along by the time I finish the cage and can go in together.

    Anyway. Here's the before pic


    Day 1. Just scrubbing down with water and steel wool





    Day 2. The paint starting to come off! Yay!





    Basically rust is poisonous to birds so I need to totally strip it back, remove all the rust and old paint. Coat it with a rust proofing primer and then reprint it. So it's a big job and DS3 has gastro so not getting much done atm.
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    Have you tried Acetone?

    Use a mask and gloves, tie your hair back, and wash any skin it comes in contact with.

    Dab it on using a sponge, wait five seconds, wipe off, then rinse with soap and water.

    Strips paint, rust, dirt and chemicals like magic!

    Afterwards it needs a good wash with a disinfectant, soap and water, then sun dried, but it'll come up looking new.

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    Awesome thanks. I've just been sanding it because money is tight til Friday so just using what I have around the house lol.

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    Acetone didn't work so resorted to paint stripper. Haven't used it yet but will tomorrow. This is the result of paint scrapers and sand paper so far.. I do a bit every time I got out for a ciggie at night lol. Kids are sick so haven't been able to do as much as I'd like.




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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    I did the same thing with our black cage, it looks to be the exact same cage, i used a wire brush, and them some course sand paper, worked a treat, then we rust proofed and painted it

    Looks good so far

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    Yep wire brush and sandpaper have been the tools of choice so far

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    Just wanna say that paint stripper is fun stuff lol.

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    That looks like fun! What colour are you going to paint it? I vote a really vibrant colour, like aqua blue or a pastel pink

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    Default I'm restoring a bird cage

    I haven't decided yet lol. Apparently black is best to see the birds through but it seems so plain.

    I'll update the photos later as I've done more.


 

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