Aging galvanizing

RiftRover

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Anyone know if it’s possible to age new galvanizing somehow? I had to buy one piece of new corner trim but all of the rest of the galvanizing is already aged and I would like it to match.
 

Napalm00

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I went in the exact opposite route. I had to replace one piece and ended up redipping everything on my truck
 

RBBailey

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I use the acid to clean my galvanized parts. I'm planning on doing the windshield trim on the 88 this summer.
 

RBBailey

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Not new, but it can turn out pretty good. Just go to Home Depot and get some of the ...sulfuric? acid. Can't remember which one it is that they carry for cleaning grout and tile and such. Paint some on (using gloves and eye protection at least) and wash off with loads of water. Will make a big difference, but hard to tell how much.
 

Roverman2010

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One minute your fixing brakes and now adding new bits?. Just throw some Barnwell Mountain mud on it nobody will know.lol
 

javelinadave

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Dilute the acid with distilled water and start off with a 10% solution if you are going this way. Be patient and gradually increase the solution strength. Also have a box of backing soda on standby to stop the reaction along with a bucket full of water to quickly rinse off the part and eye protection.
Guess who use to teach chemistry in a former life.
 
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