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Art & Inspiration my first patina lettering job

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by belgiumcustomshop, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    I just done my first patina lettering job, hope u guys like it:)?

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    better to try first on a old fender from my parts car than on my project car:
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  2. number 6,,looks good. HRP
     
  3. You wouldn't by any chance be parting out that Buick in the background.
     
  4. belgiumcustomshop
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    would sel the compleet car yes but shipping it back to the us would be expensive.
     

  5. Didn't notice that you were in Belgium. Thanks for the reply.
     
  6. scrap metal 48
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    Looks good, nice job...
     
  7. oddrodron
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    Great job! Great cars! Kids here in the states are mostly into import tuners because they say they are cheap ect. they are just not looking hard enough and taking the easy way out.Glad to see you did'nt settle for less. Keep on rodding!
     
  8. Jimbo17
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    Very nice work indeed.

    For inspiration check out David Smith from the UK who is really an old world craftsman in every sense of the word.

    Click on this link and please listen to the entire thing and I think you like see what I mean. David Smith

    Jimbo
     
  9. the DutchDude
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    gotta start somewhere, and not bad at all!
    if you ever want some pointers feel free to send me a pm
    hell we might bump into each other at a show somewhere in europe, belgium is not that far from me!
    diggin youre hudson, and it's patina! what's the plan for it?
     
  10. 1badbaker
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  11. propwash
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    Doc Hudson would be proud and grateful.
     
  12. belgiumcustomshop
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    thanks
    I'm thinking about making it look like a nascar like the one from marhall teguae:
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    but first make it road leagal and then make the dicision if I leave the patine ore restore it.
     
  13. belgiumcustomshop
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  14. Barn Find
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    So, will new lettering be going on top of the old green paint? I hope so, the green looks to have pretty good patina already.
     
  15. Gearhead Graphics
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    I cant see what kind of paint you're using, but with 1shot I like to add a LOT of tinting clear to my color, really washes it out good.
    Also, once the paint is tacky brushing back over a few spots with a brush of thinner will help it to break down a bit more.
    If you're doing it over that green fender on the Hudson you'll want it about aged out before you remove the stincil, or you'll ruin that patina thats allready there.
     
  16. belgiumcustomshop
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    That was the plan to put it over the patina car yes.

    gearhead graphics? What you mean by adding tinting clear? is that a 1K produkt?
    going over it with a brush with thinner is a good ide. thanks

    Would 2K paint be more easy to use and sand of?
     
  17. jimstro16
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    I like it.

    I just did an old looking new lettering job on my '50. It looked a lot better after a wet sand to make it look a little worn in like it was on the car for a while.
     
  18. Gearhead Graphics
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    I dont know what paint youre using. I do my letting with 1shot (lettering enamel)

    There is a "tinting clear" that you can use to change the color, or in my case, i use it to thin it down. Its still got the consistency of regular 1shot and wont run down the panel, but its 1/3 the opacity or less depending on my mix.

    Perhaps if youre doing a 2k paint you could just mix some 2k clear into it. I do mostly clear on my mixes for patina lettering. I also throw some baby powder in the mix, flattens out the shine and gives it a bit of a wrinkled finish in the end. If youve looked at old lettering it wrinkles and cracks.

    here is a job i did a while back. he wanted it "almost gone"

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    I rubbed it out with comet and ajax when done too.
     
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  20. motoandy
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    Check the work of Edweird on here. He too did up his Hudson
     
  21. belgiumcustomshop
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    yes Edweird his hudson looks super, I contacted him how to start and he gave me some good info.
     
  22. RR496
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    Love the patina on your Hudson... Lettering turned out great! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     

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