How to preserve an old tie plate

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How to preserve an old tie plate

Kurt Maechner
Hi,
I've got an old tie plate and a spike from an local abandoned shortline that I wanted to preserve.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with old metal like that?  Or is it best to just keep it as is.
Thanks,
Kurt
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Re: How to preserve an old tie plate

Bill Uffelman
Try Naval Jelly - it will remove rust.

Bill Uffelman


On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 12:15 PM, Kurt Maechner [via C&Sng Discussion Forum]
Hi,
I've got an old tie plate and a spike from an local abandoned shortline that I wanted to preserve.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do with old metal like that?  Or is it best to just keep it as is.
Thanks,
Kurt


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Re: How to preserve an old tie plate

tonyk375
I've got half a dozen in my landscaping.  It is the rust i like.  I have  one inside that I sprayed with clear coat many years ago so it wouldn't get whatever it touched dirty.  
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Re: How to preserve an old tie plate

South Park
  Define "preserved"  .....

  I have early spikes, cast rail brace, and chunk of original construction
South Park rail.  They look perfectly fine, just as the soil gave them up
to me !
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