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?XxXxX? - Rust Accelerant Copper and Metal Etchant

?XxXxX? - Rust Accelerant Copper and Metal Etchant

Regular price $14.99 USD
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Take your creativity to another level! 

Our metal rust accelerant works on many metal surfaces and will react differently depending on the metal used, colors will vary depending on surface.

Create rust art with ease! We have taken a method used since the 1800's and brought it to an easy to use marker form. Create beautiful rusted artwork lettering, jewelry, etch water bottles, yard art and more! 

Works on:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Aluminum

This is NOT a glass etchant. It does not react with glass or plastics, it is safe to store in glass or plastic containers. 

Shelf life: Several years

The shelf life of the etchant can be easily tested: dip a test strip of white paper into the etchant to assess its color: due to its dominantly iron-based content, a fresh etch solution has a bright orange or rusty color. A used solution turns green as cupric compounds accumulate in the bath; eventually the solution acquires a dark black/green olive color and a thicker consistency; it is then near exhaustion and requires disposal and replacement.

Test strip color:

  • BRIGHT ORANGE: Solution is FRESH                                       
  • BLUE/GREEN: Solution is still GOOD                                  
  • DARK GREEN / BLACK: Solution should be REPLACED                

By ordering you agree to our terms of use: This product is a chemical and must be treated as such. Must me 18+ to order. Read and follow all precautions carefully. Rust has it's own properties and can cause infections and tetanus, be cautious when handling rusted metal. 

Safety Data Sheet For ?XxXxX?

This medium is an etching agent used for artistic purposes ONLY 

Ingredients/Contains:  FeCl3, FeCl2, HCl, Citric Acid, Water
DO NOT make any contact with EYES, SKIN or MOUTH - This is a hazardous material strictly intended in regards to the etching solution for copper - Always take precaution and wear appropriate protective gear including but not limited to gloves/clothing/eye protectant/face protectant
Appearance and odor: Slightly acidic with a brownish yellow color
This is a corrosive chemical, harmful if swallowed.  Harmful if inhaled.  Eye or skin contact may cause irritation USE GLOVES - Each Purchase comes with one pair of nitrile gloves for safety, so no excuses!
Contact with liquid or vapor form of this chemical may cause severe injury or death.  Avoid overexposure.
Substance itself does not burn, but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes, such as hydrogen chloride and phosgene gas.  Ferric Chloride can react with metals to form flammable and potentially explosive hydrogen gas.
This is not labeled as a carcinogen 
If contact with skin rinse and wash immediately with soap and water

The ideal way to dispose of ?XxXxX? is to take it to a chemical disposal company. If properly neutralized* with a suitable agent such as sodium carbonate and highly diluted disposal in the drain.

*To neutralize ?XxXxX?, gradually add a strong sodium carbonate solution to it. In a harmless fizzing reaction, carbon dioxide is produced. Allow this to settle before adding more sodium carbonate. Once the solution no longer fizzes when soda ash is added, then neutralization is complete.
This product is intended for use by persons 18 years of age and older, anyone under the age of 18 is encouraged to be supervised by an adult.

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