San Jose, CA
I would recommend this item to a friend.
September 30, 2012
We had a small turn-or-the-century cast iron fireplace that had sat outside for over 20 years (at a cabin in the mountains owned by my late in-laws -- have no idea where they got it). I was able to restore it by first scrubbing it down with a wire brush, lots of CLR, soap and water, and thoroughly rinsed with water. After drying, I then used the Rutland Black Cast Iron Polish according to directions and it turned out GREAT! It now sits inside the cabin, as a decorative piece, with a lamp on top and looks wonderful, cleans easily, etc. Be sure to wear gloves (even during the buffing/polishing step) and cover floor with newspapers while applying this polish as it will stain your skin or anything else it touches.