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Old 03-05-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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Distressing Angle Iron


Hi....

I've got a great distressed table.... but I'm going to have to have some custom angle braces welded up for me... probably from hardware store stock.

Any ideas on how I can distress these...the more distress the better.

Chemical distressing or any other mechanical ideas.

Any ideas as to the stock I might want to try and find, plated/mild steel that might distress better.


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Try going to YouTube and search "Rat Rod patina"


Myself, I don't like them, but there is a genre of hot rod that is supposed to look old and rusty.
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but I'm going to have to have some custom angle braces welded up for me... probably from hardware store stock.

Any ideas on how I can distress these...the more distress the better.
Ayuh,..... How big/ heavy are these angle braces gonna be,..??

As for distressed stock, size matters,......

If ya need 1, 1/2" angle iron,..... ole bed-rails from a scrap heap are good stuff,.....

Go to a scrap yard, 'n see if they'll sell ya some ole rusty steel in whatever sizes, 'n shapes ya what,.....

Once the brackets are built, clean 'em up, 'n finish how ever ya want,......

For agin' new steel,.... grind some spots with an angle grinder, spray the whole thing with vinegar or Clorox, let dry, then wash off,.....
Instant Rust,....
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Find some well used pieces from the scrap yard.
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grind some spots with an angle grinder, spray the whole thing with vinegar or Clorox, let dry, then wash off,.....
Instant Rust,....

That's what kind of what I was thinking, sand the steel, coat it with bleach, let it set and then rinse/wash it off.
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Yell at it and call it names.
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