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Spray-On Rust

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Rust is gathered and mixed with a clear liquid adhesive, then packaged in aerosol spray cans. Good for cars, outdoor furniture, house siding, etc. Gives the appearance of rust without the detrimental qualities generally associated therewith.

Gives you that funky, unpretentious, "lived-in" look, you know, like if you're too embarassed about how stupid your giant SUV looks, you can put this stuff on it and have a more down to earth image.

snarfyguy, Jul 24 2003

Check out the fake, sprayed-on, rust. http://www.californ...e_Dirt_Daytona.html
Not quite sure exactly what this site is all about. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Rust Never Sleeps http://www.allmusic...9&sql=A3r65mpv39foo

The Angel of the North. http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/angel/
(No relation.) [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

(?) The Angel of the North. http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/angel/
(No relation.) [angel, Oct 04 2004]


       If you're too embarrassed about how stupid your giant SUV looks, I would be more than delighted to come around with a sledgehammer. No rust spray necessary.
DrCurry, Jul 24 2003

       The SUV thing was an afterthought application.   

       Personally, I like how stupid my giant SUV looks. This is for people who can't handle it.
snarfyguy, Jul 24 2003

       For testing purposes in the auto industry, we frequently have calibrated grades of dirt and grime that things like the HVAC system, seals and such have to live through. Some of the nastiest is called 'Arizona Road Dust.' There's also 'Minnesota Road Salt' and others.
RayfordSteele, Jul 24 2003

       "Arizona Road Dust" gets its nastiness primarily from the people who live there. Whatever they have gets on the dust.
bristolz, Jul 24 2003

       snarfy: so if I don't like how stupid your SUV looks, I can coat it with rust spray...?
DrCurry, Jul 24 2003

       I imagined the end user being the owner of the property, rather than a vandal, but sure, go for it. I'm parked right outside your apartment. It's the *really* big one blocking the fire hydrant.
snarfyguy, Jul 24 2003

       There is a structural steel that is designed to rust to a depth and the rust then protects the underlying steel. Several footbridges over the I-5 freeway around here are made from it. People complained that they were being allowed to rust until it was explained that that was the intent.
bristolz, Jul 26 2003

       Where there is rust there is the potential for hammerite. :-)
Loris, Jul 28 2003

       The stupid ugly monstrosity 40 miles north of me (linky) also has a rusted finish.
angel, Jul 28 2003

       It is horrible isn't it, angel? A great idea gone very badly wrong.
DrBob, Jul 28 2003

       I think the angel of the north is one of the best bits of public scuplture erected in the UK, nay the world, in the last 20 years. Art is, as always, entirely subjective.
goff, Jul 28 2003

       Nah! It's the wings, goff. They're just so...wrong.
DrBob, Jul 28 2003

       That may be going a bit far, [shift]. There is, at least, something recognisably artistic in Gormley's piece, it just happens not to be to my (or [DrBob]'s) taste. The same could be said for my other local item of large public sculpture, a representation of a train executed in bricks. It is more artistic than just a pile of bricks.
angel, Jul 28 2003

       I think it is rather beautiful.   

       [shift], be advised that it is highly unlikely that Gormley was responsible for the content of the website. Consequently, your attack on his intellectual honesty is based on a limited and misleading subset of his verbal output. He could no doubt expound at great length on the meanings of his work, if asked.
my face your, Jul 28 2003

       Saying it's ugly doesn't really help. [DrBob] and I happen to agree with you on that score, but it's a personal opinion, and both [goff] and [his face my] happen to disagree. The fact that it looks as you describe is probably deliberate - the region has a long history of heavy engineering. The 'fact sheet' page mentions the size - well, that *is* the sort of thing that appears on 'fact sheet' pages; discussions of motivation, etc, are not really 'facts'. The website is, remember, part of the local authority site, not the artist's own.
angel, Jul 28 2003


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