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Projects Poll: patina?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JJGA, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Original grey patina

  2. Old glory American flag patina

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  1. JJGA
    Joined: Jan 30, 2021
    Posts: 7


  2. To me patina means well worn "ORIGONAL" paint or upholstery. Not poorly cared for or uncared for re done anything. That right there to me is nothing more than a R.R. Nothing there is vintage except the Tin under cheep primer. You really don't have any patina to keep. Sorry but you did ask.
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  3. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,052


    Unless you are doing a '70's van, stay away from the fake patina/faded glory.
  4. Sorry but what you have there is rust & worn out primer, not to mention the the rodent rod spider webs, with that out of the way you have the makings of a nice looking hot rod, do it right and you will have a car that will stand out and be well received. HRP

  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,844


    Paint it with some nice shiny paint. Then you will have something more than a rat rod.:eek:
  6. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,759

    from oregon

    And NEVER EVER clear coat over ANY patina!
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  7. I agree with all the above.....paint the sucka.
  8. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,265


    As for the poll, neither. Paint it black lacquer with a brush and rub it out if you're going for 'authentic'.
  9. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,998

    oldiron 440

    Patina means the damn thing needs a paint job, fake patina means the same thing, fresh flat kolor, it needs a paint.
  10. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 757

    Rusty Heaps

    D2DF79DE-C622-41C3-8006-0C2649468076.jpeg Fake patina or clear coat are not permissible! Under any circumstances! Paint the damned thing right, or leave it alone! I get asked quite frequently about how I “preserve” the look of this car. My response is “A car cover and drive it!”
  11. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,168

    rusty rocket

    That’s the making of a kick ass car! I’m with the others on fake patina but I’m not with them all on the shiny paint. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a flat or a low sheen paint/primer job.
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  12. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 1,064


    Ah, I see the time has come for yet another "patina" dead horse beating. Carry on.
  13. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,416


    Can we not do this again? Seriously.
  14. Paulz
    Joined: Dec 30, 2018
    Posts: 51


    It's your car and your money, do what YOU want.
    When someone else writes you a check to build it, do what THEY want.
  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,759

    jimmy six

    It’s rust... patina is on antique brass lamps..
  16. I like patina but I agree with what some others have said that's not patina.Its your car do what you want.
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  17. Why is it always the New Guys?
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  18. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,236


    I think @slowmotion nailed it. Some might consider a "distressed" crappy paint job as fake patina, but it would at least look authentic.

    And FORGET that flag idea. It was an '80s mural thing that you'd see on Corvettes and 4X4s...not a good look for a hot rod:eek:
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  19. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,225


    Didn't see choice ''c'' - other
    I vote real paint, please don't anybody do the total bare metal thing. Trying too hard for sure!
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  20. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,052


    Because those of us who have been here a while get the philosophy of this place. New guys have to learn by screwing up-the same way we all did. Except maybe HRP and Moriarity. :)
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  21. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,999


    Looks like scrap to me, maybe a build underway....
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,824


    Looking like crap isn't patina it is looking like crap.

    This is Patina, old and maybe original paint that is well kept and possibly polished though the finish in a few places or in the case of this car slightly worn though on top because it sat under a tarp for years.




    I knew about the Merc a long time before I ever saw it as it had belonged to an 80 something year old customer of mine who didn't drive it because the gas gauge didn't work and he kept it under a tarp. A few years later I saw it go by on a trailer and then a year or so after that saw it at this show. The paint has the car paint version of a nice old well used but very well kept saddle in that you see the wear but you see that it was always cared for and not neglected.
  23. Personally I would leave the body alone, couldn't less about having a super overly shiny paint. It does not make the car go up and down the road or make it any faster. (I don't hate shiny paint nor do I like rotten rusty cars)

    It's the rusty frame that drives my nuts, its the chassis and drive train that need to be top notch.

    The chassis looks to be well built, I would take the body off paint the chassis and drive the hell out of it.
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  24. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,681

    from Oregon

    I've grown to really hate most people's idea of patina on rods. Often the owners don't know the difference between rust and rot, vs. just patina. Now if the car is solid, and the paint is just ancient, I really do appreciate that type of patina. But I hate rust, and I hate faux patina even more than rust.
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  25. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,011

    Staff Member

    My 40 Ford was last painted in the mid sixties. It has the look of a well cared for car. Wouldn't you really rather be known as a guy that cares for his stuff as opposed to someone who seemingly doesn't care what his cars look like? I personally can't wait until the patina thing is over. Where I come from hot rodding is about making cars better, not making them shittier.....

  26. Frankie47
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,862

    from omaha ne.

    How many patina threads does this make?
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  27. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,905


    Paint it with decent brush paint or spray cans.. Make sure you prepare it well. I would put some Moon full wheels discs and fenders on it..
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  28. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,575

    Bandit Billy

    Too many to shake a can of clear at. :cool:
    Years ago, my first deleted thread (a true badge of honor) was words I was tired of hearing on the HAMB. "Patina" was up near the top.
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  29. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 8,759

    jimmy six

    Patina and Stance 2 useless over used words in the old automobile world. Reminds me if the movie Dances with Wolves when Costner met Stance with a Fist.;)
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  30. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 4,248

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    We were discussing your car a few weeks ago and you deleted all of your post and pictures and disappeared. So i truly don't give a fuck what you do.
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