How to destress aluminum

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  • Helen Helen on Jun 10, 2018
    Sand it and dry brush over that
  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 10, 2018
    I'm lost! A bit more information, please.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jun 10, 2018
    Hi Deb,
    There are several ways you can distress aluminum. Click on the Wikihow link below to read about 3 different methods. I've also read that vinegar will turn it a gunmetal gray color and you can then use 0000 steel wool to adjust the final look. Wishing you the best.
  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 10, 2018
    Aluminium doesn't really tarnish like other metals. What you could do with wire wheel it so you add some grooves to the aluminum and then paint it. Or before painting add some Elmers glue is small areas, which after painting would make the paint crackle like if it was old. Also after wire wheeling the surface and then you could add some black and brown paint to it and rub it off leaving the stuff in the markings.
  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 10, 2018
    Helen: what does "destress" mean? Ooooh, maybe "distress"? Got it!!!
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