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Old February 11th, 2015, 11:59 AM
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Recreating the weathered patina?

Has anyone tried to re-create that money-can't-buy weathered patina for a new restoration project?

Iím circling an in-progress restored SIIA and need to paint it because itís being sold in itís primed stage.

I think we all know the look Iím talking about. Something like this for example:
http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/...lue_resize.jpg

Feels a bit strange to fake the patina, but I also donít like the freshly painted look.

These guys did a good job with a rusted patina for a Jeep build.
http://theawesomer.com/rusted-terra-crawler/211412/

Any thoughts? Hoping for DYI ideas.

I stumbled upon this as I was typing up this post. Is that bare metal or is it some kind of paint job? Looks like a rig that Tintin would drive.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__OpgbAtI2Z...lver+landy.png

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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:05 PM
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Like the Joe Dirt car? I think they used some faux painting artists to achieve the overall look.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:11 PM
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yeah something like that, but a bit more dialed down. Kinda like the attached.

I guess I could just go at it myself. The worst that could happen is I have to get real paint job. Not much to loose.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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Just use an old school paint formulation. Ie no acrylic enamel etc. Don't wax it, leave it outside. It will oxidize amazingly quickly
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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There are many ways to do it, depending on material... I have seen people soak brand new sheet metal pcs in a salt water pool to get the right look they want. for a series you could paint it and lightly blast it with a very light media possibly.... or park it in a desert for a few years... or just use it and abuse it and get the proper look...
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:41 PM
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Thanks Doug. Your comment let me to this thread:
http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...uto-paint.html

Good stuff. yeah, I think I'll try to tackle this myself.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:44 PM
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is the truck in CA or FL? Maybe its just me but the FL sun seems to patina things quickly..
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:49 PM
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just get Maaco's cheapest package. you'll have your look in no time at all.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 01:34 PM
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Maaco! yeah! The truck would live in FL.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 01:36 PM
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Old February 11th, 2015, 01:47 PM
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We are just finishing this one, fresh but original single stage. And it is headed to St Petes , Fl so will be patina'd quickly ;-)
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Old February 11th, 2015, 02:06 PM
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That's a beauty! just the color combo I'm thinking of.

This was my original inspiration:
http://volcan4x4.com/alfie-1960-land...es-ii-for-sale

And true about the FL sun. It'll probably age nicely and quickly by use.

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We are just finishing this one, fresh but original single stage. And it is headed to St Petes , Fl so will be patina'd quickly ;-)
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Old February 11th, 2015, 02:18 PM
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Painted mine with rust olium camo paint and I like the flat look.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 02:44 PM
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That looks like it could do the trick. So Rustoleum spray paint? You sprayed the whole vehicle?

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Painted mine with rust olium camo paint and I like the flat look.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Old February 11th, 2015, 03:04 PM
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I have played with this in the past , ad the use of flattening agents and little hardener will get you a good start .
Wet sanding is the best way to cut through the paint .
But only time will give you this .

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Old February 11th, 2015, 04:11 PM
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I too have toyed with doing something to patina mine. Just did a fresh paint job on it. Yes it looks awesome as a "new" rest, but would love the outside to get "that" look.

Has anyone done any type of blasting - thinking maybe standing back to lightly shell/pepper the paint and clear coat, then some sanding or something??? Just a thought.
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If you can find a complete body with the look, patina with galvanized bulkhead is a good look.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 04:17 PM
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I too have toyed with doing something to patina mine. Just did a fresh paint job on it. Yes it looks awesome as a "new" rest, but would love the outside to get "that" look.

Has anyone done any type of blasting - thinking maybe standing back to lightly shell/pepper the paint and clear coat, then some sanding or something??? Just a thought.
That will be tough to obtain with clear coat. Not questioning Maaco's work, but what is under your top coat? The base paint or did they shoot it with primer? If you start sanding through the clear and top coat to reach whatever is underneath, I'd be concerned about the adhesion of the clear and top coat. You don't want them pealing back in sheets once penetrated.
Which one of the four did you roll with? http://www.maaco.com/auto_paint.html
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Old February 11th, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Don't worry I love the way mine looks...I figure when i am ready to hand it down to Matt it will have a patina. Maybe even more so with Maaco paint job it will happen quicker. I primed it though Russell, then two coats of paint and two coats clear by Maaco.
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