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Anyone Else Sick of "Patina"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HealeyRick, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. Patina is freaking cool. It's not going anywhere any time soon. What kinda question is this?
  2. tatersgravy
    Joined: Jan 17, 2006
    Posts: 146

    from midwest

    If its in good shape I vote leave it. Shiny paint jobs, I just walk on by unless there are flames, candies, scallops....:D.
  3. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    if you find or build a car it will get patina if you drive it and thats find my cars have been done for many years and miles so they have patina but when i have the cash and time they would be redone again. i like a custom to look good but to each his chioce as long as you have fun with it
  4. outcast13
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 180


    Really, Back to the 80's ?!?!? :confused::confused: I'll pass ......
  5. Topper
    Joined: Feb 2, 2010
    Posts: 90


    I don't care what kind of car or truck you have someone doesn't like it. I built mine the way I like it and not to impress anyone. I do my best not to be critical of other cars I see because the owner probably likes it that way. I only draw the line at safety issues. That is a problem for everyone. Just my opinion.
  6. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,796

    from NJ


    IMHO, Your car IS as signifigant as The Waco Kid (which is one of my favorites) and obviously it's your car, but it is history the way it is. I wouldn't restore it.

  7. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    thats about the stupidest thing I've ever heard, all that metal work, then it's rusted on purpose, WD-40 isn't going to protect it forever. If you are going to go to all that trouble paint the thing.
  8. White Trash Renegade
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 115

    White Trash Renegade
    from Derby, KS

    You know, I have noticed myself at shows and in magizines looking at the cars that are "barn finds" or "patina'd" or unfinished, way more than the cars that are done! I don't see what the big deal is. I personally think that patina give the ride a soul. I just see a shiny "done" vehicle as a snooty, rich bitch that nobody really likes but your gonna suck up to because she's rich. Give me a break.
  9. dirtydixon
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 296


    Well Said.
  10. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    not everybody that paints a car is rich, a lot of people go to the trouble of painting them themselves, the paint may not be some 100 point show car paint, but you have to appreciate the effort, this crap of doing all the metal work in a car, then rusting it on purpose to fake it, thats about the stupidest shit I've ever heard, whatever happened to finding an old rusty car, then taking pride in doing all the work to bring it back to nice looking? it's a trailer queen or a goldchain car because someone wants it to last or went to the trouble of making it look good?

  11. I'm sick of fixing it.

    About everything I get has been rode hard and put up wet. Lots of sweat equity goes into making a decent car these days. Even a beater needs to be clean and presentable.
  12. Howeird46Chev
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 225


    Who the Hell cares? You do what you want and others do what they want. At 70 miles an hour on the highway they all look good.
  13. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 6,554

    Special Ed

    EVERY single car out there (including yours) once started out as a snooty, rich bitch "shiny 'done' vehicle". That's traditional...:)
  14. White Trash Renegade
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 115

    White Trash Renegade
    from Derby, KS

    Now, I'm not saying that the owners are rich. In my personal opinion I think it takes personality away from the ride. I can appreciate a nicely done car or truck, don't get me wrong, but I like patina or unfinished. I would never let my cars just rust away. I like them too much.
  15. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I laugh at the fake

    I dont really understand the running of the real patina..just my deal i guess.

    even if i dont have the money to paint some of my stuff the way i would like it to be,I still try to keep it all one color and headed toward the finished product.

    Now i have seen some Natural Patina cars, that look sweet as hell just like they I cant say whats right for others, I just do what works for me
  16. allstarderrick
    Joined: Jul 23, 2007
    Posts: 603


    I more sick of painted cars that people think look good.
  17. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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  18. White Trash Renegade
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 115

    White Trash Renegade
    from Derby, KS

  19. No they don't, its pretty hard to see how bad a car looks from the drivers seat.

    Look at Ed's Muntz and try and tell me honestly that it would look good as a rust bucket at any speed.

    A car in trasition is a car in transition. Sometimes as rodders we drive them that way while in the process of sorting them out, but you reach a point where it becomes just too lazy to finish it. I'll be the first to say I am as lazy as the next guy but it isn't a trait to aspire to.

    Now before you get your panites in a bunch think about it a little.
  20. redshoes36
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 32


    If you dont like it dont look at it. Thats should be simple enough. I dont like corporate welfare motors "chevy" motors in FORDS si dont look at them. I walk on.
  21. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,554

    from Garner, NC

    thank you....
  22. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,499

    from Owasso, OK

    I liked it better when the use of the word "patina" was limited to HGTV.
  23. octobeak
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 154


    A fad is just a fad, and people like to debate, but this topic seems like a no brainer:

    Paint starts to age the day you apply it, so your day old paint job has patina even if you don't like it.
    If it's the paint on the car that your into maybe your in the wrong board, has this been changed to Painters Journal?

    close it
  24. I'm sorry I am going to have to cry BS on that one. Not that you don't like GM but that you don't look. If you didn't look you wouldn't be whinning about it. Now if you said you didn't like chevy motors because you didn't like your rustbucket getting waxed on a regular basis so you just didn't race with them I could believe that. :rolleyes:

    Its like the excuse that you can't afford to paint one so you just let it rust in peace. So I am to believe that in the four or five years that someone has owned a car they can't come up with a a gallon of paint? Hell they even painted them during the depression. What doesn't cost has no value.

    Ok that's my drama for the day.

    carry on.
  25. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,306


    That right there is where the patina thing goes way wrong. Just F-ing stupid. Bleaching new metal and leaving to rust... brilliant
  26. lostforawhile
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,160


    I agree the thread has run out of life, but A lot of people here do care about their paint, and the fact they have done it themselves, if these cars are going to last no matter what style you drive, custom or hot rod, they do need to be taken care of, we at least owe that to future generations, so they don't all rust away from fake rust or neglect
  27. HRod 50
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 760

    HRod 50

    Interesting topic the whole patina thing.. I dont get it, but who cres it isnt my car.. NOw for some reason, a 32 roadster patinaed (does that word exist) looks good to me. I dont think I'd drive one but they look good...
  28. oldpaint
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 357


    Let's get the spelling correct! It's Ratina!
  29. skywolf
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
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  30. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

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