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Real rust as corrosion protection for sculpture

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I use mild sheet steel to make sculpture. 10 ,12,14,gauge. I'm going to use Loctite rust converter on an outdoor work. Can I expect a lasting finish?

Thanks,

Ken Engelhard
- Pacifica, California


 

Ken you should more than likely contact the manufacturer of the Loctite material. They should give you a definitive answer.

Bill Hemp
tech svc. w/ chemical supplier - Grand Rapids, Michigan


August 18, 2009

Hi, Ken. I don't think the black rust will really hold up. Even black oxide applied hot and in a factory has no durability. Gun collectors are constantly cleaning and oiling their rifle barrels because they will quickly rust (red rust) otherwise. Planning on periodic clear coating would be a good idea I think.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
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Pine Beach, New Jersey



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