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    I am almost ready to put the cab on my frame but i am not to crazy about the yellow. I like the old rusty look and was wondering if anybody knows a way I can paint up my cab and still get that old look.

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    Patina!! Thats easy, well not easy easy but much easier than a perfect glossy paint job. The best look I've seen is to put a coat of light gray down then some red primer then a couple of different colors ie burgandy/green/red or whatever you want. Spray the last color the color you want the car to be, then start to rub it with a scotch brite pad paying particular attention to the high crown areas and heavily used or handled areas, such as the door tops and the crowns of the fenders, fender lips etc. anywhere that the paint would normally wear thin. Rub it thru the various coats of paint to give it the painted several times before look. The light gray will give a bare metal look while the red primer will give a rusty look thats appearing to be on top of the bare metal, the other coats will give it the worn look. When you get the look you want you can rub it out and bring a semi glossy dull shine to the whole works. I saw this done on a 34 Ford Roadster and it looked really good ( if you like that look, and I do ) Just take your time and have fun. The nice part is you can't really mess it up. I'm going to do my 29 this spring when the weather warms up a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1940 tipster View Post
    I am almost ready to put the cab on my frame but i am not to crazy about the yellow. I like the old rusty look and was wondering if anybody knows a way I can paint up my cab and still get that old look.



    Give Ron Randall at http://www.metal-morphous.com/



    He has a process where he can paint the car, then have the surface actually oxidize over time. It's a cool thing to see up close and personal.


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    I've seen people put iron filings in the cleat, shoot it then leave it outside to oxidize.

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    Geez, thought "old school paint" meant multiple coats of lacquer wet sanded after every couple of coats, then multiple coats of clear, wet sanded after every two coats....and continue the process until the surface is perfect, buff to a super deep, drop dead gorgeous finish!!!!! Guess I used to do it wrong!!!! "Patina" was what we sanded off and repaired before the primer and paint was applied!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I can't wait until the fake patina craze dies.
    I almost puked when I opened the latest Street Rodder magazine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    Geez, thought "old school paint" meant multiple coats of lacquer wet sanded after every couple of coats, then multiple coats of clear, wet sanded after every two coats....and continue the process until the surface is perfect, buff to a super deep, drop dead gorgeous finish!!!!! Guess I used to do it wrong!!!! "Patina" was what we sanded off and repaired before the primer and paint was applied!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1940 tipster View Post
    I am almost ready to put the cab on my frame but i am not to crazy about the yellow. I like the old rusty look and was wondering if anybody knows a way I can paint up my cab and still get that old look.
    Easy........Leave it out in the weather for 40 years.......
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