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Would like to create controlled rust art. Answered

I want to get a piece of sheet metal. Then create a stencil and rust the remaining piece of metal. To create an image out of the rust. Once the work is done I don't want the rust to spread but to remain as is. Any idea how to do this. I know you can rust metal using chlorine and vinegar but the idea of making chlorine gas and a toxic mess is not appealling. Thanks for your help.?

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shealyum

7 years ago

You should go check out the interview about rust painting on www.rustpainting.com

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brokengun

9 years ago

It may be hard to keep the image from spreading from the inside out after you've rusted in the image. I would recommend just keeping it in a controlled environment to precent further rusting. I hope you plan on displaying it inside.

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TallDaveOS

9 years ago

I use a mix of the following, applied with an ALL PLASTIC spray bottle. Fiddle around with the ratios to get what works for you. 3 parts - Apple Cider Vinegar 1 part - 33% or stronger Hydrogen Peroxide - Table Salt - as much as will dissolve - Distilled Water - if necessary Spray on, wait an hour or so, then rinse off and allow to dry. Hairspray works fine as a cheap surface fixative. When purchasing the HP, take ID and look respectable in this paranoid Post 9/11 world. Tall Dave, Sculptor and mad alchemist - currently cycle-touring in SE Asia...

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Sandisk1duo

9 years ago

make a stencil of the area you don't want rusted then spray on some clear paint, set it outside in the rain a couple of times