Rusted Shields

Some new signs. Plastic turned to rusted metal!!!

Custom Sculpture & Sign Co.

This customer sent these pictures of shields. He wanted 4 shields similar to this but with marine images.

This is the design we came up with…

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To begin, these were designed and and cut out on the CNC router out of 3/4″ pvc board.


Next, we began the painting process using Modern Masters iron/ rust paint to make them look like old metal.


The shields received 2 coats of Modern Masters iron paint primer… Then 3 coats of iron paint. Then, the fun part, applying the activating spray to start the rust process. This is a shot of the first coat of spray…


After 2 coats…


After about 5 irregular coats and 24 hours of oxidizing we got the results we liked…


The last step is to apply the sealer which stops the oxidation. We applied a 50% water, 50% sealer mix and sprayed it on. It dried with a…

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