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Element
Metal Finishes & Coatings

​Easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Thoroughly clean steel of debris and oils using Elements "Heavy Duty Degreaser".

  2. Immerse, brush or spray the Activating Agent. Watch the rust process begin immediately!

  3. Once it has completely air dried, rinse with water until desired rust is achieved.

For best results: Finish off with Elements "Rust Arrest" neutralizing agent and Acrylic Sealer.

Safety: All of the following products contain chemicals. Wear protective gear when handling: Protective clothing, gloves, eye protection, ventilation mask recommended,

Instant Rusts

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Auburn Rust

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Gold Rust

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Copper Rust

Application:

When your object is clean apply one even coat of one of the rusts above. Stop when you reach a neutral to light plating of copper. If you reach a darker pink-copper it will begin to chip off meaning the coat was too thick.

Let the activating agent completely air dry. Once its dry, coat with water to increase the intensity of the rust. Let dry and repeat water coating until the desired rust is achieved. No need to give a 2nd coat of activating agent.

While still wet with water, go in with one layer of "Rust Arrest" to neutralize chemical reactions. Rinse with water, dry and seal with an acrylic sealer (Matte or Gloss).

Steel Finishes

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Antique Red/Brown

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Copper Plate

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Light Pewter

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Dark Pewter

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Midnight Black

Application:

When your object is clean spray, brush or immerse object with one of the rusts above. When the desired look is achieved rinse with water and immediately follow with "Rust Arrest" to neutralize chemical reactions. Let the neutralizer sit for about 15-20 seconds before rinsing with water again. Quick dry your object to avoid unwanted rusting and seal with an acrylic sealer (Matte or Gloss).

Gun Metal Blue

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Application: Rainbow torch only works on our Copper Plate finish. After rinsing Copper plate with water and before neutralizing spray, brush or immerse Rainbow torch onto the already treated areas. Follow with "Rust Arrest" to neutralize chemical reactions. Let the neutralizer sit for about 15-20 seconds before rinsing with water again. Quick dry your object to avoid unwanted rusting and seal with an acrylic sealer (Matte or Gloss).

Rainbow Torch w/ Copper Plate

Patinas

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Verde Patina

Aqua Patina

Application:

Patina oxidizers will only work on copper, bronze, brass or Elements Metal Coatings (see below for coating instructions). Brush or immerse object with one of the rusts above. When the desired look is achieved rinse with water and immediately follow with "Rust Arrest" to neutralize chemical reactions. Let the neutralizer sit for about 15-20 seconds before rinsing with water again. Quick dry your object to avoid unwanted rusting and seal with an acrylic sealer (Matte or Gloss).

Metal Coatings

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Steel Coating

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Gold Coating

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Copper Coating

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Bronze Coating

Application:

Apply a primer that is a similar color to your desired finished product. Once its dry, spray or brush Metal Coating. When applying an activating agent, make sure to apply the agent while your coating is still damp or tacky. Allow 24-36 hours for coating to completely dry before applying the acrylic sealer.

Call one of our offices for further assistance. 

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