Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:42 AM
Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:51 PM
Is it possible to patina Galvznized steel like sheet metal or will it have to be a faux texture?
although the term "patina" is used many different ways....if you mean patina.....as in "oxidation layer" or coloration. THEN the answer is faux.
the reason they put Zinc (galvanization) on steel is so it won't react with the atmosphere and rust or oxidize.
You could play with zinc patinas.....I guess. I believe you can "chemically darken" zinc.
I just played with some......silver oxidizer turned the galvanized sheet surface a shade of brown. Gold oxidizer turned the surface a shade of black. And gun bluing also turned the galvanized surface black. fwiw
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:02 PM
The Eastwood web site has a number of OEM finishes in a can that gives the goldtone, the green goldtone, and other factory finishes. They even have a satin finish clear overcoat for the bare metal factory finish. Supposed to protect against corrsion ect. check out the sections on coating.Eastwood.
The only thing you have to remember is the standard disclaimer about welding/heating galvanized metal and zinc poisoning, ventilation, ventilation.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:38 PM
Hope this helps
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