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a new look with old style? or just cheesy.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 65fordguy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. 65fordguy
    Joined: Jul 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,451


    funny you should bring up the ole flat black.. I, for about a month, wanted to do my pickup flat black.. or semi gloss black.. then I went to a local show.. all be danged if there wasnt 20 flat black vehicles. with red wheels! blew my mind. cool look.. guess thats why everyone does it.

    So.. plan two was foiled. I've been in plan 3 stages for about 8 months now.
  2. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    If the paint on that '67/'68(?) was applied by GM way back then,then it looks great.
    If you have a truck that is similar in appearance and have an actual Shop,then you'll be OK.

    Fake Patina is the Acid Washed Jeans of Hot Rodding...:rolleyes:
  3. mac762
    Joined: Jun 28, 2007
    Posts: 676


    I'll take a picture of my 66 sometime. It has lot's of patina. When I parked it in frustration years ago it had a semi-nice metal flake blue paint job. Now it has patina out the ass. The tops of the fenders are just about wore off from laying wrenches on there. The clearcoat is flaking off. Lot's of Ks sunburn on every horizontal surface. I wish it were shiny again..........

    PS I like real boobs, but will settle for a "believable" set of fake ones. :)
  4. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 324

    from colorado

    Well my is mostly real patina, however when I started putting car together in 1985 I sandblasted the front clip components... fast forward to today I decided to match the rest of the car... so I added the rust based on pictures when we brought the car home... Probably would have been easier to fix the rest of it and do it satin black, but I sure get attention with it this way... Even more than my "Skettle Candy" 40 coupe.... Again do what YOU like....:)

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  5. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy

    i was going to fix a few things on my 61 body, but after this i think i will just save my money, ha, ha
  6. 65fordguy
    Joined: Jul 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,451


    agreed... there is no shop anymore, long story short, in the late 60s my dad was working on some customers car, a guy pulls up and shot im 3 times.. he survived, but is a paraplegic.. He sold his shop to his apprentice.. and started doing work from home and became popular for rebuilding carbs until 2004 when he was diagnosed with colon cancer, which has all but taken him out of business.. one of the real reasons I bought my pickup.. something for him to work on.. keep his mind busy.. and something I can bug him about.

    so no shop.. but I feel well deserving. I had the idea before I even knew that it was a fad.

    logo I designed for it.


    an early idea (when I was thinking semi gloss black)

  7. dhughins
    Joined: Jun 25, 2008
    Posts: 125


    i'm going against the majority here as usual. but i think it looks nice. if i could have all my real patina replaced for the fake i would love it. but if i was gonna spend all that time and money i would just do it similar to a show truck or a really nice driver.

    "Fake Patina is the Acid Washed Jeans of Hot Rodding"

    and we wore acid washed jeans when i was growing up
  8. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


    i lettered this truck for a gentleman who wanted it to match the rest of the truck, which is faked. i did'nt realize it until i looked at it real good. get my point? somebody did a good job!

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  9. Shagrat
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 212


    Good job on that front clip! Matches up nicely.
  10. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Putting a sign or logo (that the owner likes) on the door of a truck ain't any different than painting the truck the color that the owner likes.
  11. mattblack52
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 91

    from Ohio

    I think it looks awesome! I'd drive it daily.
  12. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 706

    Alliance Vendor

    Although I don't have a problem with paint jobs like the blue truck in the first post, it's getting kinda cliche...actually, it just makes the /authentic/ surviving paint jobs with company logos and phone numbers all that much cooler.

    Most of my cars still have original paint...they don't look that great, they don't clean up all that well and they don't turn too many heads (as far as I know, I don't spend much time to notice one way or an udder)...but I'd rather spend 3 grand on another cool old Pontiac or two than have a nice paint job on the first I like to drive my cars without worrying about a door ding.

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  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,935


    Well done fake petina is an art form IMO. The good jobs will stop me and force an inspection of the vehicle, I'd like to be able to do it.
  14. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,210


    That truck is from my area I have look at it up close, I for one don't care much for patina whether its fake or real but that truck has some obviously fake patina on it, they painted a couple of different colors of rust/primer and then based over it with the blue and sanded through it in spots and cleared the whole thing. From a distance it looks like it could be real but when you stand next to it you can tell that it is not, I love the looks of that truck but I don"t care all that much for the paint.
  15. Stevie Nash
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,999

    Stevie Nash

    The chop and stance of that truck are just kick ass! :cool: Screw all you other nay sayers..
  16. dsiddons
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,477

    from Indiana

    Something wrong with shinny paint?
  17. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,657

    Special Ed

    Boy! No shit! Thank you....:cool:
  18. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,455

    from Ks

    Ok, now striping over worn out original paint, I don't get. If the paint is worn off, why would the striping still be on it. I don't mind worn original paint, but isn't that like clear over worn original paint? Ok, I'm old and a crumudgeon. At least make the striping look worn. :D BTW, the widened rear fenders on the truck are kinda a dead giveaway.

  19. LMAO - no, in fact it's much better than fake patina. Everyone of my cars has shiny paint, some with real patina on them some just plain shiny.

    The guy said he has a car that's bare metal, I simply said that shiny paint is better.
  20. buzz37
    Joined: Jun 7, 2008
    Posts: 69


    It's yours do what ever you damn well please. Your the one that has to look at it all the time.

    '' Don't let your meat loaf ''
  21. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,110


    Like every fad, I liked it untill EVERYBODY started doing it.

  22. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 7,110


    I hate "shinney" paint. Especially when I inadvertantly rub my shin against a freshley painted fender. I think that's what he meant.:p Or, maybe he just cain't spel vury gud.

    I feel good putting that English minor from so long ago to good use these days...:rolleyes:

  23. davidwilson
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 595

    from Tennessee

    unless we're talking about boobs!
  24. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    if you have to fake it then theres something wrong.The truck is nice ,the stance etc look good.But fake! really do we even have to discuss the stupidity in that?
  25. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,455

    from Ks

    Bingo, I even like em shiney. :D
  26. loco_gringo
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Posts: 583


    Could not have said it better myself. If the fake old paint makes you happy then do it. If we all agreed, going to car shows would suck cause everything would look alike. I like boobs, real or fake.
  27. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    from Irvine,ky.

    I am with IceBreaker on this one......Patina faked or not that is one GOOD LOOKING truck and anyone on here would like to have it:p
  28. 73super
    Joined: Dec 14, 2007
    Posts: 778


    not boobs.
  29. lowphat53
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 229

    from Virginia

    Who cares what other people think? I think each car owner should DO whatever they want! If ya don't like it, keep walking... If everyone built there car to look like yours/mine what fun would that be? And just because 60 people out of 100 might say they don't like it, doesn't mean it's not cool... Fake, real, whatever, we are all adults and can do whatever we want. I always laugh when people want opinions on a style or their own personal car, because everyone is gonna say something different, who gives a crap? As long you like it, then all is well.
  30. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    No thanks, I wouldn't,I'm with the shiney paint boys on this one

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