how to finish a rusty sculpture
Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:55 AM
i am seeking advice from those who have had successs finding a durable finish for rusty metal sculptures. i have tried 'fish oil' which seems to last in the outside weather for about 12 months but then needs to be reapplied. there is also a darkening and subsequent losss of the rust colour.someone told me i should use automotive clear paint straight over the rust with promised long lasting results. i would prefer to maintain the colour of the rust if this is possible. Has anyone out there had good results with this matter?
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 04:01 AM
That is the quest for the holy grail, Nothing last for more than a couple years. No matter what the advertising hype states. Premalac is about the best. There are a number of threads on the subject in this forum. The automotive clears are discussed too.
If its going to be out side in your weather conditions UV/sun, the atuo clear with extra UV protection may be an opition.
Testing a sample will show the amount of color shift, of course all rust isn't created equal and with all the alloys of material your sculptures have you will end up with some ligher and darker sections.
You will have to go throught the threads and find what one meets your needs.
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:40 AM
BTW, I finally succeeded to enter your site, and you have excellent sculptures. I love your "Ballpark pricing policy"
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