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    Default Cor-Ten Steel

    Building a sign for my company with the company name and logo cut out in 1/8" Cor-Ten (weathering) steel. It will be 2-sided with a layer of stainless steel in the middle with a 1 1/2" gap between each plate. Since weathering steel comes in a non rusted state, it might take a while for the sign to rust and it just won't look right until it reaches its rusted state. Any recommendations to speed up this process?
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    Muratic Acid will speed it up...Bob
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    A mixture of salt, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide may do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCPOP View Post
    A mixture of salt, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide may do it.
    You may not even need the vinegar and peroxide. I know sea water causes steel to rust pretty quickly, so salt water alone may be enough to get the desired results. You might want to give it a fresh water rinse after it starts to rust to the way you want it to, either with the salt water or muriatic treatment described above.

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    http://www.corten.com/frequently-asked-questions.html

    according to this information website, just wet and leave exposed. Periodically re-wet. Also see notes about suitability for various environments. I would hesitate to use any muratic acid, vinegar or other chemicals to try and accelerate the rusting process.

    A more in-depth search of the internet might yield more info.



    Quote Originally Posted by nocheepgas View Post
    Building a sign for my company with the company name and logo cut out in 1/8" Cor-Ten (weathering) steel. It will be 2-sided with a layer of stainless steel in the middle with a 1 1/2" gap between each plate. Since weathering steel comes in a non rusted state, it might take a while for the sign to rust and it just won't look right until it reaches its rusted state. Any recommendations to speed up this process?
    Thanks,
    Richard
    Benson's Mobile Welding & Fabrication
    www.bensonmobilewelding.com
    Serving the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH metropolitan areas

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    For many years, I was involved with a very compentent sheetmetal worker, who worked with cor-ten often. When he wanted to speed up the "rust look", just threw salt water on in. Not complicated.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    Hydrogen peroxide, cheap, readily available, and not acidic. spray it on full strength.

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    How does Cor ten weld, say compared to mild steel? Just curious, as I have never worked with it.

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    Where do you find Cor-Ten? I asked a Steel supplier if he carried it and they looked at me with big eyes. They had no idea what I was talking about, or what it was... Of course, he doesn't seem to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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