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    My wife has asked me to do a couple things for the yard. Ive looked in other posts but not found my answer. What kind of sheet metal are you using that will rust up nicely? Or are you treating mild steel to "age" it?
    Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

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    Plain old sheet metal.

    Various treatments to make it rust.

    Search "rust patina"

    Here and google, should bring up plenty of options for ya
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      IMO about anything (mild steel) will rust soon enough but like broc said, people are speeding up that process.

      I've been thinking about a good size scrap ball made of bits and pieces of small scrap mounted on a stand.

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        Thanks guys.
        Who do you call when the lawmakers ignore the law?

        Miller AC/DC Thunderbolt 225
        Miller 180 w/Autoset
        Old cutting torch on LPG

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          This one is Gun Blue with Briwax on top. Won't survive outside but just an idea of some patina treatments.

          Apply Gun Blue Cold
          warm up the piece with a propane/mapp torch and apply the Briwax.

          I start with degreasing the sheet metal with some Simple Green degreaser- that alone will start the Rust process

          You can then clear coat with some Clear enamel. Nothing will completely protect the piece but if it is yard art just wash off each season and then re-apply clear coat, or jet let it keep rusting.
          Ed Conley
          http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
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          TA185
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          You can call me Bacchus

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