Q. I am a sculptor and I use rusted metal elements in my work. Usually I am able to find wonderful old metal elements but sometimes I need to quickly rust something that is not already old.I am interested in knowing if you can recommend a product that will do this quickly and safely. I have tried searching the web for any information, but have come up empty. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank You.
Leslie Pontz Sculptor - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February 9, 2010
A. You can use very diluted hydrochloric acid or salty water or 5% iron(III)chloride solution.Hope it helps and good luck!
Goran Budija - Cerovski vrh Croatia
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