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Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:41 pm
by callmefence
Need to make two rolls of galvanized netwire rust. Any ideas.??

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:57 pm
by bball
Sand blast and spray with or dip into water?

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:17 pm
by M-5
water vat and battery charger

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:24 pm
by ga.prime
Throw them in the ocean.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:25 pm
by dieselbeef
muriatic acid

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:28 pm
by callmefence
Anyone think throwing em on a fire might work??

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:32 pm
by M-5
callmefence wrote:Anyone think throwing em on a fire might work??


fire will destroy it . Making it a conductor plate in hydrogen production is easiest way to burn off galvanization .

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:33 pm
by callmefence
ga.prime wrote:Throw them in the ocean.

If I throw em in the gulf today they should make your house by Thursday... :nod:

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:05 pm
by M.Magis
Any sort of acid will work. I use vinegar when trying to rust chain for treestands or traps.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 pm
by ez14.
Why do you need it rusted?

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:34 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Start with Red Brand and wait a year.
Had a customer recently that wanted rusty posts and wire. Best I could do was raw pipe and concrete remat.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:40 pm
by True Grit Farms
Muriatic acid works great.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:10 pm
by kentuckyguy
Soak in white vinegar for a few days. I do it with my new traps so they will rust up a little and take dye.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:48 pm
by JMJ Farms
I would have said throw it in a fire as well. Not an inferno, but a fire. But Dash said it would destroy it and I have no reason to argue with his reasoning.

I’ve rusted galvanized tin with a vat and muratic acid with mixed results. Can’t remember exactly but it had something to do with the fact that I didn’t get all of the protective coating off first in order to get to the galvanized coating.

Re: Rusting netwire on purpose.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:52 pm
by fence_it
Burn it to get the galvanizing off, then leave it out in the rain.