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How to correctly wash a barn find?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tatzandrodz, Jun 15, 2013.

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  1. Don't forget to send pictures to your new mate Big Hugh as well!:D
  2. Acetone and a "Chore Girl" pad ?? :D
  3. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,183


    X2 on steriods!

    Soap (insert your favorite), water and elbow grease has always been the solution for the solution. Now, quit asking dumb-assed questions and get at it!!!

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  4. Storage dust is like patina.
    Don't disturb it, leave it in the original as found condition .
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,196


    I never understood the love for barn dirt and bird shit. Some of those who pine away for such things ought to park their shiny new hot rods in a dirty old barn on a regular basis. Just think, in a couple years they'd fit right in.
  6. Buckster
    Joined: May 3, 2010
    Posts: 229


    A filing station where I bought gas back in the 60's would add some kerosine to their soapy water when washing a car that had been sitting awhile. I don't know what the kerosine did ?? Any ideas ???
  7. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
    Posts: 1,197


    First everyone goes ga ga over Patina,then their doing fake Patina,soon there will be fake dust and this added on it at shows [​IMG]
    *rolls eyes*
  8. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Leaf blower that will remove it. :rolleyes: Or drive it until it all blows off.;)
  9. Hmmm a Buick.
    What's it worth? :rolleyes:
  10. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,503


    A new low on the HAMB
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  11. the old guy I worked with in a filling station did that it put just a little shine in a dull finish
  12. Clear lacquer it to preserve it too. :rolleyes:
  13. With a barn find it is most important to remove the dust in the official Barrett Jackson Mecum manner. Firstly you must scale Mount Everest using a 30yo Blonde virgin from your nearest trailer park as your guide.

    Find the dust fairy at the top of the mountain, he looks similar to a rectangular car washing sponge. Entice him back to your house with the promise of his favorite drink, soapy car wash - he prefers it served in a large red bucket.

    Now is the really important part, you need to find a long skinny usually green nylon cylinder for distributing water. Grasp it firmly near its end. Point it at your car, shooting water at it - this will ward off all glove box gremlins and fuel cap leprechauns.

    Hose away the bulk of the dust, remember there is 125years of it. Then introduce the dust fairy to his favorite drink - once he is well and truly full - rub him on your car in a gentle circular motion. Much the same way you would rub baby oil on a fine young filly's firm behind.

    Once you have done that, use the hose again to ward off the remaining glove box gremlins and fuel cap leprechauns.
  14. kennb
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
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    So where's the f, ing pictures. I want to see before and after pictures. Ken
  15. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,970


    I'm with LIFE seal it and clear it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  16. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
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    Some useful info here.....should be made into a sticky!!!:rolleyes::eek:;)
  17. cobra2
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 53

    from dallas

    Take it to Redneck Heaven on Bikini car wash day and let the girls do it while you watch!
  18. Good Grief Charlie Brown this may rate as one of the stupidest threads ever!

    It's not like you just uncovered a lost Rembrandt,,it's just a old car,soap & water ain't gonna hurt it! HRP

  19. 4wd1936
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 922

    from NY

    Taylor Swift "Why do you have to be so mean".
  20. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,951



    Just get some boraxo and a couple brillo pads and wax-on-wax-off!!!:D
  21. Call Jessica Simpson & sit back and watch.


    Stupid question.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  22. "How to wash a barn find car"????? WTF, over???

    Next up - "What kind of screws work with a Phillips screwdriver?"
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  23. Are you fucking kidding me ?

    Any person that needs to "ask" how to wash a car isn't qualified to make any statement on condition or determine a museum quality.

    This is bullshit and I want the 7 mins I spent on this thread back.
    And I want them now!!!!
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  24. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,223

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    How many ways can you ask how to wash dust off a car? You already asked the question in your post from the previous day;

    The car is covered in 30 year old dust!!
    I would love to know how do i go about washing a car like this to get the 10ft deep dust off?

    BTW, How did the replies end up going down the (i hate) patina and bird shit route?
  25. Winner,winner Chicken dinner. HRP

  27. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,505

    from Owasso, OK

    At this point...

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  28. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,909

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Oh, man! I just found a way to make a fortune!
    Because of the all rat rod, patina, barn find MANIA going on, I've got an idea to help all these posers keep the "original" finish on their cars.
    I am going to patent the method of applying that clear epoxy they use so thickly on bar tops to preserve rough wood, or inlays in the wood. Now you can keep the look of all that dirt, leaves, bird shit, etc.!
    Yeah, that's the ticket! "Patina Preserve" I'll call it! "Museum quality" "Impress your friends! Get the Orcabilly chicks! No washing necessary!

    OOOPS...I just gave away my secret and I won't get rich on TV!
  29. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,146

    from wareham,ma

    ten foot dust,now that i want to see.
  30. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,271


    Ronco probably beat you tuit!!!
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