I think I have read that people use iron powder of some sort and vinegar/copper sulfate. What exact products do you use and how do you apply it?
Has anyone used the Modern Masters metal effects rust kit? If so, is it any good?
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That is another product that I hadn't seen before. The instructions for the Slater's wagon (that I will be using it on) mention 'Instant Rust' and I have seen another product called 'Metal Effect Rust Finish'. I might have to have a play with them to see which ones work best, although I'm guessing that they are somewhat similar.
I still feel like I've got a lot to learn re adding rust in this way, I'm not 100% happy with the results yet.
I'd suggest getting the finest iron filings possible, and experimenting a bit - copper suplhate seems to produce lots of very orange rust pretty quickly, wheras spraying with vinegar makes a browny (sometimes almost black) rust, which takes longer to appear. I keep meaning to find out whether changing the strength of the copper suplphate solution makes a difference. One thing I have discovered it that a dilute wash of paint afterwards (eg too represent coak dust in the rusrty interior of a steel-bodied wagon) seems to work quite well.
PS I'd also suggest reading up on the safe disposal of copper sulphate - it turns oput it's nasty stuff, you can't just tip it down the sink ...
Although the ‘Iron’ bottle is a paint, not iron filings. It’s an expensive way to do it, but hopefully convenient.
The first attempt has shown some promise but needs some work. I’ll post a picture later.
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