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topic 17353

Change aluminum surface look


2002

What acid or other agent do I put on aluminum to give it a rust appearance?

Thank you,

Walter E. Belt, Jr.
Retired - Flatonia, Texas., USA


2002

Aluminum doesn't rust and can't be made to rust, Mr. Belt. A rust-colored paint or tint is your only option. I have seen in the home decorating magazines that the paint manufacturers are offering all sorts of rust colored and patina colored paints though.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
Striving to live Aloha


2004

I need an inexpensive rust look for aluminum sheet also. Preferably in a powder coat or urethane paint.

Roger Capehart
custom metal fabrication - Powder Springs, Georgia

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