Rusting wire cloth

I am running out of this upcycled wire cloth. I bought a new role and hope I can recreate the amazing patina of the upcycled material.  It is coated in zinc so it will not rust. The salvaged material has a bit of plaster and rust coating it that I want on my new wire cloth. 

 Trying to recreate this finish  

Trying to recreate this finish  

 Coating roll of wire cloth in plaster.  

Coating roll of wire cloth in plaster.  

 Torching it to break down the zinc.  

Torching it to break down the zinc.  

 Breaking off the plaster.  

Breaking off the plaster.  

 Leaving it in rain to rust.  

Leaving it in rain to rust.  

One week later and not a touch of rust. 

I did a google search and it recommends spraying  an intense toilet bowl cleaner on the wire cloth to breakdown the zinc.  

 Screen shot from google search

Screen shot from google search

I used a different brand but very strong.  

 

 

12/24- success it rusted.  

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