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Lambo
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HI everyone,

I am wondering is there a way to age the plated version of the animal trap.thanks.
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Dig deep. There's gold there in them hills....
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I have searched all through but most say get one before plating...however I did read about painting one?anyone have pics of this method?.thanks.
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Dip in muratic acid, you can get this at Lowes or Home Depot. It will eat the plating off of bolts and hinges. Haven't tried on traps but I'll bet it would work.
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Are you in the USA or UK?

Also it would be nice to know about you befor we just start tipping stuff .......?

But like Harley said Welcome.
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I "aged" my traps by lightly...............very lightly....... spraying them with flat black and flat brown spray paint. I did 2 quick passes over the traps with the brown and one with the black. Don't forget the chain and ring on the trap.
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Tie them to the bumper of a wedding limo. You may need to grease the chauffer's palm. I personally had 25 tied to the back of my wedding limo. It's strange.........maybe that's why we got divorced Smile

But, the spray paint sounds like a good choice. Don't know much about the acid solution. In theory sounds like it would work, just curious if it does anything to the structural integrity itself (ie springs). Also I hear lots of people have bad experiences with acid. There was a whole tent set up for it at woodstock.

All in all though you can just pick up used traps on ebay, got a box of 12 for like $15 bucks when I got mine. No aging necessary. They've got stories to tell already!
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I bought a plated trap, cuz I didn't have time to wait for one from ebay.

I used matte bronze-ish, matte black, and red spray paint to age it. I held the can far enough away so that it just laid down speckling of paint, alternating between colors. I applied several layers, and then spray sealed it.

If you can find a better rust-colored base, you probably don't need the red.

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Mick Hanzlic aged his seance cuffs by sticking the in the "back yard" for a few days.

You could try this ......

Pile some in the washing machine add some wire wool and turn it on. Of course this could result in divorce as well as ageing of traps. Smile
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On 2012-08-06 15:47, Stephon wrote:
I bought a plated trap, cuz I didn't have time to wait for one from ebay.

I used matte bronze-ish, matte black, and red spray paint to age it. I held the can far enough away so that it just laid down speckling of paint, alternating between colors. I applied several layers, and then spray sealed it.

If you can find a better rust-colored base, you probably don't need the red.


You cheat! I bet you bought an old one on eBay then posted the picture claiming to have aged it to make yourself look really good!

It is really good!!!
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I do also recall on one of those home shows, seeing someone do something with a Petina Kit or something like that. Don't know much about it, just remembered. Good luck though.
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It is really good!!!

Thanks, Dave. Now, if I could just come up with a routine I thought was really good to go with it...
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The trap ..... Or the ageing process? If its the latter your goin to need a patient audience Smile
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The internets have this thing called google. It's pretty terrific if you're into that sort of thing.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=23
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Thanks for the tips and advice...some great ides to try.

Stephon...thanks for the link it gives me a better idea.

Rotten: thanks again for the great advice...if you read above you will see I already used search features and hoped for pics or more ideas on painting.
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You can also buy a batch of them on eBay, for a very reasonable price.
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Pile some in the washing machine add some wire wool and turn it on. Of course this could result in divorce as well as ageing of traps. Smile

I did something similar with a bag of glass. Bought my wife a mani/pedi so she was out of the house for a good bit. Gave me lots of time to clean up.
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Pile some in the washing machine add some wire wool and turn it on. Of course this could result in divorce as well as ageing of traps. Smile

I did something similar with a bag of glass. Bought my wife a mani/pedi so she was out of the house for a good bit. Gave me lots of time to clean up.


You do know that your glasses should go in the. Dish washer and not the washing machine?

You could have sent her out to do some chores or fech the groceries! Not at all sexest.
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To sum up (I've gone through this one enough).

1. Acid, do NOT immerse, it cleans metal. Acid will be effective in an open conatiner with metal NEXT to it. Leave in open air (well ventilated) overnight. Presto, instant rust.

2. Chlorine tablets. Same thing, throw the trap in a bucket with a few chlorine tablets (pool supply), leave overnight.

3. If you live near salt water, leave near the beach for a few days.

4. This one's nasty, but works..... bury the trap in a pile of chicken scat. A day or two later, rust. Requires lots of cleanup.

5. Commercially available patination kits. These are usually specific acids with instructions for use. There is one* at AC Moore that works nice. Repeated uses intensifies the result.

6. Find a bunch of rusty metal. Surround the trap with the rusty bits. The rust will catch and spread in a week or so (depending on humidity).

Hope this helps. I need to copy and paste this post for future reference.
TGN

*one kit I use is from Triangle Crafts, "Sophisticated Finishes" Rust Antiquing Solution. It contains Ammonium Chloride and Copper Sulphate. Nasty stuff. Paint in thin layers, letting it dry overnight between each application. Can be sealed with clear acrylic, but changes the surface appearance. I use this in a fashion similar to Ferric Chloride when etching billets of pattern laminated steel.
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What are you some kind of metal working expert or something Smile ...... I know the answer really Master Nippulini
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