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Patina paint tips

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ants, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. ants
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 12

    from ohio

    Hi I have a 1950 ford pickup that we chopped,channeled,sectioned and narrowed.And i would like to paint it to look like I just pulled it out of the woods.If anyone could give me some tips on how to do this i would appreciate it. Anything would be helpful.
    Thanks Ants
  2. Movinman
    Joined: Feb 20, 2005
    Posts: 850


    Leave it outside for 40 years.
  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,019


    damn, you beat me to it
  4. Movinman
    Joined: Feb 20, 2005
    Posts: 850


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  5. My patented two-step peetina process.

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  6. have it dipped and spray it with a salt solution and it will only take a year.
    really why? if you keep it long enough it will happen
  7. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,651

    from 06492 ct

    you cant fake it ,
  8. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,964

    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    If this is the route ya wanna go I'd start out by hittin the furniture
    refinishing and artist supply sellers, also the plastic modelers have
    a number of "patina" products to offer.
    Most of the more convincing "patina" finishes I've seen on vehicles
    consist of several layers of flat finishes sanded through, and some
    dry brushing and staining( difficult to do well) followed by some
    sort of faux rust like detail.

    Good luck.

    Swankey devils c.c.
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,183

    from California

    how 'bout you take it down to metal, do perfect bodywork, paint it shiney and buff it to perfection.

    I hear this is going to be the next big trend.
  10. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    Send us a picture of it!!!!
  11. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
    Posts: 4,066

    Levis Classic

    After all that custom body work...I just dont understand fake "patina" paint it!
  12. 2manybillz
    Joined: May 30, 2005
    Posts: 828


    Paint it with flat latex house paint over unprepped metal - throw handfulls of dry leaves, small tree branches, dirt and moss on it while still wet. Oughta look authentic from 50 feet away.
  13. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,034


    will NEVER look right.. whats the deal with people and the fake shit? when will this trend pass???
  14. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,019


    when will it pass? it looks like it's just starting to build up steam.....
  15. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,134

    from SoCal

    They guy asked a question...not your opinions.
    Hard On Parts likes this.
  16. Took the word's right outta my mouth....

    If it's a Kustom, it deserves a killer paint job....

    Unless its a 'built in the 50's, found in a barn' look you are going for.... :eek:
  17. Q
    Joined: Aug 13, 2005
    Posts: 603


    You can't fake patina so it looks like you just pulled the vehicle out of the woods. It ALWAYS looks like fake patina.
  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 37,019


    the first reply gave him the answer to his question, so opinions are fair game now, eh?
  19. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
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    Rand Man

    Faux petina works best on fiberglass cars.
  20. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,806


    Being in Ohio, you should be able to strip the paint off and go like that. You'll have foot long rust holes in no time. I miss a lot of things about back east, but not that rust.
  21. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 1,741


    I was reading the story in TRJ yesterday about the "restoration" of Jow Bisacky's double deuce coupe by Nick Hardie. Interesting piece of work but the doors and deck lid on the car didn'r come with it nor the rear cut off fenders. How he matched the original patina of the body is a mystery to me but it shows that it can be done and done quite well.
  22. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,195


    The Rolling Bones cars are a good example.
  23. abonecoupe31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 696

    from Michigan

    This method works well.

    Go down to Tractor Supply Company, get a quart of gloss black enamel and get 4 quarts of flat black enamel. Mix well, and use their catalyst when you spray it on. It'll look just like black primer, yet it'll protect the metal on the cheap.

    Drive the hell out of it.

    It'll aquire the patina of jig time....
  24. My resolution to be nicer in 2007 forces me to tell you, Good luck with it.


    …you do fake patina at the cost of your credibility.

    Have a nice day, Ants.
  25. ants
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 12

    from ohio

    there are a couple of pic. in my profile. i will try to send more later.
  26. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 2,478


    My credability has been overextended for years.
    If you want patina and can't wait 30 or 40 years I painted this.This sounds wierd but it works,just takes some time.Spray a thin base color.After it dries wet sand.I alternated different shades of 2 colors.While spraying the next coat of paint spray water from a squirt bottle at the same time.This coat will trap water and blister.Let paint dry completely.Wet sand again,where the water was trapped , the first coat will show thru.Do this many times with alternating color and different shades of the same colors.When happy with the effect ,clear wet sand and don't buff.They will be scratching there asses trying to figure out how you did it.Thats a shiney aluminum cooking pot painted this way.
  27. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,588

    from Ohio

    you CAN fake it,but the question is SHOULD YOU..
  28. lucky 7
    Joined: Jul 9, 2002
    Posts: 138

    lucky 7

  29. YEAH, check out the controversial thread on the fiberglass 37 Ford from a few weeks ago. LOL. This has been a public announcement from your local shit starter
  30. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,611

    fuel pump
    from Caro,MI

    Don't listen to all this bullshit about what you should and should not do with YOUR car. If you like the patina look then do it. If they don't like it tuff shit.
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