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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?
- 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.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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