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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. While not a big fan, I don't have a problem with primered cars; after all, it is a paint job. You'd probably be hard-pressed to find somebody here who hasn't driven a car with at least primer spots on it at one time or another. If you want patina, it's a good way to get it as primer usually ages faster anyway.

    But it's a far cry from blotchy, patchy remnants of a originally decent paintjob that's been neglected long-term...
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  2. Pre1898
    Joined: Jul 24, 2013
    Posts: 107


    100% Real Patina !!! AsFound103.JPG
  3. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
    Posts: 292


    Another patina fad picture.......Clint Bowyer's helmet today in NASCAR race at Daytona. Better gitcha one! o_O
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  4. If you needed proof this is a fad, there it is.... ^^^^
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  5. AdeQ8Styl
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
    Posts: 89

    from TEXAS!

    Nothing to add that hasn't been written. Lot of nice pictures in here. Here's the car now.

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  6. Ebbspeed
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 73


    This is my favorite car to drive at this time. By the way, what is the record for most comments on a topic?

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  7. RidingMechanic
    Joined: Jul 31, 2017
    Posts: 84

    from Cincinnati

    Cars with genuine wear and tear or even rust just have more eye has always been drawn to them over similar cars with perfect paint and shiny bits. Not a big fan of the faux patina movement but its just another facet of the hobby.
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  8. I like old weathered cars. I don’t know why, I just do. Especially original paint. I like the honesty and soul they have. I’ve owned a LOT of beaters over the year. I like the challenge to bring them back to life and try to make them look the best they could wearing the clothes they have on. They tell a story. I know some guys don’t like or understand that, and that’s ok. I hunt out the best examples of cars and trucks I like, that looks like I can do something with them. I’ve owned more old or original paint cars and trucks than I care to admit, but everyone was some sort of challenge to me and made me happy.

    My roadster is in primer only because I just didn’t have time and funds to paint it back when I first got it on the road. I make upgrades and changes every year on it, and do plan to paint it someday, but I’m not sure when that will be. I’m not too worried about it right now. I have a lot of fun in this car and don’t have to worry much about it. My son crashed his bike into it the other day. Oh well.


    This 46 I bought flat black and spent a lot of time cutting/buffing the paint and it’s a presentable car now. Its a 10 footer. It’s kind of a “yawn” car to me. I have to clean it every time I want to drive it. Maybe I’m just lazy?
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    This truck was my last “original paint rehab”. I put a ton of time and labor into it. I could have probably painted it for close to the work I put into wet sanding the primer and paint off, buffing, and revealing the original 1959 paint. But I love old trucks with old paint. I just sold it, and replaced it with another workhorse sporting original paint that I can’t wait to get it home and clean it up. It’s soothing to me, I love the work involved and the results. I love the challenge


    This car is a kind of a piece of shit in terms of finish. It has surface rust and stains, exposed body filler and layers of paint. I’m not sure what I will do with it. Part of me wants to leave it for a while , because how many 34 Fords look like this? Maybe I’ll just spray bomb it primer? Maybe I’ll paint it? It don’t matter, it makes me smile and it’s paid for, so who cares?


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  9. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,463


    Thanks for the interest and comments on my old green beater. When I first got the pile of parts that is now that car I had no intention of building a "patina" car and no idea that it would spark such interest and controversy. My desire for a roadster was something like this car which I now own too:

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    Not having the resources to build the black highboy at the time resulted in just throwing together what I had available just so I could drive it. It ended up being the most fun car I have ever owned and I'll probably never significantly change how it looks. I like the black one too but, I'd sell it in a heartbeat for the right money. The green one, I'll own until I die.

    To me, hot rods are all about having fun with like minded friends, old and new. So build what you like and get out there and drive the hell out if it.
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  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,643

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I wish there was a "I like the shit out of that" button on each post... Cuz I would use it on this one.
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  11. Here you go Boss! :D HRP

  12. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,810


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  13. I'm afraid that one is cut and paste. :D HRP
  14. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 814


    I think you might have nailed it. Or at least IMHO.

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  15. dukes26
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 30

    from CO

    I do body & paint for a living and I can see both sides of this argument. I've had perfect cars that aren't fun to drive because you don't want anything to happen to them. At the same time, it's a good feeling to cruise in a nicely finished car. With my '61 Biscayne, I don't see myself painting it until something happens or I feel it really needs it. To me, it shows that the car has survived the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. and all of the fads of those times. It's pure nostalgia for me, I guess and at this point I feel like, who am I to change the car? my612.jpg
  16. Garpo
    Joined: Jul 16, 2016
    Posts: 142


    For me, it has to look as if somebody cares. Even an oily rag wipe down looks better than neglect.
    Paint on my 32 Mordor dates from the late '70s, has a good assortment of scratches and blisters, but at least it is clean.
    I care.
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  17. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,219

    Ron Brown

    luv them early impalas
  18. I figure that's the reason it's still here.
    My similar thread of a few months ago, went from Featured to MIA , within a few hours.
    Why not just delete the offensive post, Mods?
  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,643

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Apparently, my hypocrisy knows no bounds... :)
  20. Patina cars are popular because they appear attainable to the average enthusiast.
    Not a big buck billet machine.
    I myself like them both ways.
    I have a shiny one that I like to keep spotless.
    I am rebuilding my next one & not doing paint or body(exc. the rust holes) on purpose.
    This will be my summer daily driver.
    Just get in & drive, rain or shine.
    That & I don't have the approx. $10,000 for body & paint.
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  21. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,446

    jimmy six

    Call it what you want but it's still rust unless fake on a glass car.
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  22. lucas1946merc
    Joined: Aug 5, 2018
    Posts: 29


    Patina = lazy owner. Paint the car
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  23. Joe Troilo
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 69

    Joe Troilo

    32 at Sanford school 2018.jpg Guess you can call this patina. It's the original paint on the body, doors and grille shell. Fenders did not come with the car so they are done in flat black for now. The car sits on an aftermarket chassis for safety reasons. Wheels are real Halibrands. Although I have had several high end paint job cars this one draws a crowd and has been the most fun to drive.
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  24. John Starr
    Joined: Sep 14, 2016
    Posts: 82

    John Starr

    I kinda recall Jay Leno had some quote about his philosophy of restoring a car up to 100%, then wearing it out 100%. Who said you can't have your paint and patina, too! :)
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    Joined: Jan 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,732


    I see so many attempts at being cool these days I almost want to be a nerd. You can believe this or not but around here Tractor collectors are doing fake Patina to make them look old . But the kids really love the Cartoon cars, diesel engines , shifters mounted on the headliners, give me a break. Will it phase out and return ,probably not ,just think ,vans may be the next Rat Rods.
  26. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,482

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Or, it may just be that that "lazy owner", may have several cars, and prefers to have one that he digs just for the obvious history and time frame from which it comes, battle scars and all an un-restored driver.
    To claim an owner of a patina car is lazy, is just lame, and without any possible facts to substantiate that claim.
    It's perfectly fine/acceptable to not like a certain car/style of car, but to call the owner of said car lazy, is ridiculous.
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  27. grimmfalcon138
    Joined: Jan 14, 2010
    Posts: 149

    from az

    I work many hours of overtime, saving every extra dime I can, only working on the car at night sacrificing sleep, all while making sure my family never goes without. Focusing on making the car run, drive and stop safely. By no choice of my own body and paint are low on the priority list. I fail to see how this makes me "lazy".
  28. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 284


    Ok guys, Patina , no patina, rust, paint jobs, whatever floats your boat but please stop the $10000 paint job talk. Yes you can pay that but don't keep saying you have to. I just went out and looked at my records on my roadster. Total materials for paint reducer and hardener = $194.16 PPG OMNI. Lets add maybe $500 for filler primer sealer etc. and I know that's way high. Add another $300 for sand paper, tape, compound etc. and that's also high. Were at $1000. Call me a liar and add $500. Now we have $1500. Granted I did all the labor my self but were still a long way from 10K. Oh by the way this was shot in my 2 car garage with a 5 horse craftsman compressor and a $69 Eastman gun. DSCN1199.JPG
  29. Resized_20190208_003844_1171.jpeg This was painted 30+ years ago & has some issues that I will address but it will never see a full repaint.
    It was restored by family, which I think is pretty cool.
    Once it is running & safe I want to drive it as much as I can.
    Not really concerned with shiny & perfect, just safe & reliable.
  30. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,446

    jimmy six

    So was this one. I can guarentee there wasn't $500 in all of it. Color sanding and buffing for a non painter just takes a little longer.
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