Patina then clear coat then season?

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boobooq

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Jan 16, 2024
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Hello new here. Doin research to build my on offset smoker and like the look of rust with clear coat. But was wondering how seasoning goes with this process?

I know the patina is only done to the outside but seasoning also goes on the outside correct? Is there a specific order? Can seasoning go on cured clear coat? I live near the ocean so I have to protect the smoker regardless of what I put on the outside. Any advice is appreciated.
 
Not sure if this helps...but, perhaps a place to start:

Back in the day, I used to build muzzle loaders from scratch (not kits - block of wood and parts) - Derringers to long rifles. The barrels were all steel and would rust unless blued or treated in some other fashion. You can't blue an antique weapon - even if just a replica - that would just be wrong! So I used a product called "Plumb Brown Barrel Finish" It is available on Amazon (I checked). Once the barrel was browned to my liking, I would oil it. It would have a reddish brown (plum) colored appearance. Maybe instead of oiling, you would apply the clear coat.

The process was heat the metal, apply the plumb brown, fine/light pressure steel wool the crusty rust, repeat until an even finish was achieved.
 
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Not sure if this helps...but, perhaps a place to start:

Back in the day, I used to build muzzle loaders from scratch (not kits - block of wood and parts) - Derringers to long rifles. The barrels were all steel and would rust unless blued or treated in some other fashion. You can't blue an antique weapon - even if just a replica - that would just be wrong! So I used a product called "Plumb Brown Barrel Finish" It is available on Amazon (I checked). Once the barrel was browned to my liking, I would oil it. It would have a reddish brown (plum) colored appearance. Maybe instead of oiling, you would apply the clear coat.

The process was heat the metal, apply the plumb brown, fine/light pressure steel wool the crusty rust, repeat until an even finish was achieved.
This was great I looked it all up and will employ some of this. Ty very much.
 
Here is a pic of a rifle barrel that I used Plumb Brown on. I put a bright light on it so you could see what it looks like outside but in the shade it is about the color above the well lit section.
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a local metal shop that distresses a lot of yard ornaments sprays muratic acid on the products. Leaves outside a few days for the patina they want. wash off then clear. So I guess season first
 
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