Can anyone tell me the household ingredients that you mix to age metal

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The other day I saw a post about dipping metal into a bucket of two ingredients to age the metal pieces to look old. Was it hydrogen perxiode and vinegar? I can't find what the two liquids were. Does anyone know? Thanks! Twiggs
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  • Pat Dollar Pat Dollar on Sep 25, 2013
    White vinegar (any brand) Hydrogen Peroxide (3% -- use a fresh bottle) Table salt De-greaser (any brand) 1) Degrease the metal 2) Spray with vinegar several times. This will etch the metal. 3) Wearing your safety goggles and gloves, mix up a batch of rust accelerator adding ingredients in the order given: 16 oz Hydrogen Peroxide (use a fresh bottle) 2 oz White vinegar 1/2 Tbsp Salt Tighten the spray bottle cap and shake well to dissolve the salt. The rust patina should deepen each time you repeat the spraying and drying cycle up to a point beyond which there is no noticeable change. Keep spraying and drying until you are satisfied with the degree of rusting.

  • Denise S. Denise S. on Sep 25, 2013
    Hi Pat... Thanks so much! I remember the vinegar and peroxide.. that was about it.. I will try this. It was so nice of you to share it. Thanks so much!

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Oct 06, 2013
    Toilet bowl cleaner. Put all over an allow to dry. But first clean it with steel wool an wipe all dust off then apply cleaner! Good luck!

  • James@TheCavenderDiary James@TheCavenderDiary on Dec 18, 2013
    I had the best luck with bleach, but I gave the galvanized metal a slight sanding first to remove the protective top coat........http://thecavenderdiary.com/2013/04/28/aging-a-galvanized-metal-clock/

  • Denise S. Denise S. on Dec 18, 2013
    Thanks so much! I remember someone mentioned vinegar. Maybe that's to remove the finish first?