Volpin's Top Tip #6 - Rust

This is pretty simple: use real rust. I use Matisse brand ferrous powder (make sure its gray; red means oxidized already and it won't rust properly)

Dust a bit of this onto water-dampened places of your prop to get it to stay in place, then follow up with a few spritzes of rust accelerator in a spray bottle. My own personal recipe is:

• 10 parts hydrogen peroxide
• 10 parts vinegar
• 2 parts lemon juice
• 1 part salt

I call it "Hamster Pee" and if you mix up a batch you'll know why. Varying the amount of peroxide or vinegar will tint your rust more blue/purple or yellow/orange. Leave it overnight to cure and it'll be rusty crusty by morning!

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Disclaimer: These top tips have been posted here without the expressed permission of Volpin (AKA Harrison Krix). If you would like to view more of Volpin’s work, his website is http://www.volpinprops.com and don’t forget to check out is Facebook Page to keep up to date with his ongoing projects. Harrison, if you’re reading this and you would like these removed, please get in touch.
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