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Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. #5415602 04/28/20 12:57 PM
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Hey guys,
I recently installed some new galvanized metal on a shed and would like to "weather" the new stuff so it matches the old tin. I see you can use toilet bowl cleaner and maybe vinegar but I also don't want to cause any rusting issues. What are your thoughts?


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Re: Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. [Re: countryboy9799] #5415648 04/28/20 02:11 PM
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Put a sprinkler or misters near it and keep it wet for a few days in the hot sun. Water will evaporate and leave mineral deposits. It may not age it much but will make it dull and cloudy. Big plus if you have well water.

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Re: Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. [Re: countryboy9799] #5415851 04/28/20 06:04 PM
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Washing with Vinegar will not cause problems. It is standard practice to acid wash galvanizing before doing other treatments/coatings to it.


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Re: Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. [Re: countryboy9799] #5416011 04/28/20 09:22 PM
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I tried some vinegar on some of the old tin as the bottom was still shiny. That actually made the old look newer again which isn't what I want. It would be nice but I am not doing the whole building as it is big. I want to make my new stuff look old.

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Re: Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. [Re: countryboy9799] #5416104 04/29/20 05:04 AM
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Can you lightly go over it with brown or tan spray paint? The light overspray will make it look dirty and aged.

Practice on the bottom or other non visible area first.

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Re: Making new galvanized sheet metal match the old metal. [Re: dlundblad] #5416109 04/29/20 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Can you lightly go over it with brown or tan spray paint? The light overspray will make it look dirty and aged.

Practice on the bottom or other non visible area first.


I was thinking of this. Might be an option if can’t come up with something else.


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You’ll need to acid wash to paint the galv panels to paint them and don’t use oil based paint.


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