HOW TO – Make steel rust quickly

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Hal writes – “You posted about removing rust. Here’s how to put it back on, but with potentially dangerous chemicals involved.”Link. Read the warning / disclaimer, be smart.

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  1. Rudy Serra told me that his brother, Richard Serra, hired an assistant to wash his sculptures with vinegar to get them to rust.

  2. Rudy Serra told me that his brother, Richard Serra, hired an assistant to wash his sculptures with vinegar to get them to rust.

  3. Yes, other chemicals may work. As will plenty of time and humidity and no chemicals at all. My point was that this is the fastest cheap way to do it. And if you’re sober and resonably cautious, it’s not really that dangerous.

  4. For instant fake rusting a combination of “Orange Shellac” and “Cocoa Powder” works well.

    Spray or brush on the shellac – then apply liberal amounts of cocoa – repeat layers as desired – it looks quite realistic. An optional layer of matte finish “Clear Coat” will encapsulate it for durability.

    This is what is used for TV/Film props.

    Simon

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