How dose one make aluminum rust?

shortimer52

Well-Known Member
Ok I have a aluminum stalk for my Boba. Id like it to rust up a little but how dose one do that with aluminum? Should I just spray it down with salt water or what?
 

mez7

Sr Member
go to michaels and they sell stuff that gives the faux appearance of rust, much handier than possibly accidentally getting tetnis.......
 

shortimer52

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by mez7@Jan 31 2006, 11:24 PM
go to michaels and they sell stuff that gives the faux appearance of rust, much handier than possibly accidentally getting tetnis.......
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Id love to do that if there was a hobby shop with in a 1 hour trip. But I live in BFE now. So any other ideas?

Just incase I make it to a hobby shop whats that stuff called?
 

acerocket

Well-Known Member
Aluminim doesn't rust, it oxidizes to a flaky white appearance. If you are looking to get a red (or other color rust) I would suggest a faux paint job.
 

Qui-Gonzalez

Master Member
Originally posted by acerocket@Feb 1 2006, 01:10 AM
Aluminim doesn't rust, it oxidizes to a flaky white appearance.  If you are looking to get a red (or other color rust) I would suggest a faux paint job.
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As stated above, but to add, it also pits during it's corrosion process.
 

tc-2917

Active Member
Shortimer,
If rust is all you need than rust is what you will get. check out this web site. This weathering powder requiers NO overcoating for bonding. This stuff is the greatest. I use it on all of my projects requiring weathering and rusting.

http://www.bragdonent.com/weather.htm

Later Brother....
 

mez7

Sr Member
dont know the name of the stuff i saw, cause i only looked at it once put it back cause i didnt need it then :p and since i have a garage full of paint and stuff i dont need already..:lol......
if you have a hardware store or something that sells spraypaint, and you can find rust coloured paint......spray some on, and sand it....will give it a good rusty weathered look,
 

James Kenobi 1138

Master Member
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You CAN make aluminum rust, with liquid mercury. I read that in Popular Science.

If you really hated someone, you need only toss a bucket of mercury on his Lightsaber collection, the rust and corrosion starts in minutes.
 

DL 44 Blaster

Sr Member
Boba stalk on the original prop helmet was painted for the illusion of weathering. To be "screen accurate" only paint will do :D

Steve
 

TMP

Sr Member
If you mix Rivets in Alu VS steel it will Corode. It will become effect from them that will make it happend.
 
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