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So I have these bright shiny new animal traps.....suggestions on aging them so they don't look so bright and shiny anymore?

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An antique dealer I know uses these methods to "age" reproduction pieces:

1. super fine-grit sandpaper.

2. An acetylene torch.

3. Burying them in the ground for weeks.
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I put a trap in a container of water, with metal shavings and poured in bottle of gun blue.

Let it sit covered for a week or two. They look great but you will have to get used to the smell of the gun blue.
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Easiest way:

Get a cup of battery acid. Set the cup NEXT to the trap. Let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be covered with rust. Wire brush any loose rust and rub oil into the metal. This is the easiest way to acheive a nice patina.

Cheapo way:

Get rust colored spray paint, hit it up. Downside: small bits will chip and flake off leaving spots of shiny.
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Forgot to add:

Do NOT put acid on the metal... this will strip the rust away. The rusting action occurs from the evaporation of the acid into the air and molecules of it settling on the metal. After that it simply oxidizes the steel.

Good luck!
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Nipps ALso forgot to add:-

don't:-


Brush your teath with eh acid
don't gargle with it
don't drink it


OR were we thinking that peoplel had na ounce of clever ness and some common sense?

don't FORGET TO VOTE PEOPLE . ........
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Wait, wait, wait...I was supposed to drink the ac....
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Coke works as a great acid agent, takes longer but scary the results. My personal choice would be to take something abrasive to create surface scratches (heavy duty steel wool.. etc) and then add lemon juice.
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There are many ways to acheive this result. The battery acid is the quickest and most effective. The only downside is the handling of hazardous materials, wear gloves and clothing that you don't care about, you WILL end up with hundreds of tiny little holes in your clothes. Pour acid slowly and carefully. NEVER add water to acid, only add acid to water. Bad things can happen... try not to make mistakes that have been made hundreds of years ago.

Never get your finger stuck in a bottle of liquid acid, don't ask me why I know this........... and I'm not talking about the battery type Smile
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Nips, were there monkeys?

I got a bit if acid stuck on my tongue in college. There were monkeys.
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Nipps lives in a land of purple monkeys. He told me once.
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Purple monkeys and flying dinosaurs
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I use a chemical I buy from Michaels Crafts, called "Triangle Crafts Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution."

It's an ammonium chloride & copper sulphate solution that, when brushed on, creates a rust finish that develops over 24 hours. Repeated coats add to the 'rust.'

Afterward, you wipe off any loose 'rust' dust and seal the piece (I use clear Rustoleum as a sealer coat).

I used this on Ian McColl's Elias Richards handcuff repro to give it an antique patina; it did an excellent job.
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On 2008-11-04 15:11, Sylver Fyre wrote:
Coke works as a great acid agent, takes longer but scary the results. My personal choice would be to take something abrasive to create surface scratches (heavy duty steel wool.. etc) and then add lemon juice.


Dag nab it this is starting to sound like a carny coook out! Lets get some more great recepies out here.....
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On 2008-11-04 15:17, thegreatnippulini wrote:

Never get your finger stuck in a bottle of liquid acid, don't ask me why I know this........... and I'm not talking about the battery type Smile


Yet again sound advice from Nipps! I would like to take it a bit further though.....

don't get ANY protrusions stuck in a bottle of acid! Not a finger, toe, ear. noes, .....erm OR ANYTHING! Not even if its a tempting looking hole! I think you know where I am going with this one......


don't even try it! that's right boys and girls........


Never NEVER put your elbow in a bottle of acid!
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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

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Yep and don't forget to stuff him,,,,first.
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Do we peel, or pare him? If there's more than one, is there parity?
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