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Keeping the Patina

 
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:56 AM
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Keeping the Patina

Got a 50 F-1 that was a station service truck. It has a LOT of patina with "Mobil" emblems on the doors and tailgate. Also has a lot of character patina as it has sat in a field for years. I'd like to keep the exterior looking just as it is, but clean up and rust repair/protect everything else. I'm not a paint expert so let me know, can I just shoot a clear paint covering over the patina to preserve it, or is there a better method?
 
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:25 AM
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most everyone here is gonna tell you... WE MEED PICTURES!! lol

clearing over the patina will probably mess up the patina.....

I say just scrub it up, and let it go. why stop the patina, when you could allow it to naturally progress?
I understand (and agree) that you want/need to stop the rust, but in order to properly advise you on the best way to proceed, we're gonna need to see some detailed pics...

SO LET'S SEE THOSE PICTURES!!!
 
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:31 AM
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Let's see the pics !
 
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You should be able to clear coat over the patina. However, you need to dull the clear. You can also spray WD40 or try a paste wax to preserve the patina.

Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!
 
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:26 PM
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I use a product called Ankorwax on my 57 wagon, works great. Dont know if ita available in the US tho. John
 
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Originally Posted by lexcoe View Post
I use a product called Ankorwax on my 57 wagon, works great. Dont know if ita available in the US tho. John
Is there anything special in the formula/ingredients, or is it just a brand of car wax?
 
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:12 PM
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Well, let me see if I can figure out how to add a picture here.



 
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I really considered clearing over the patina but decided that I would be destroying what I was trying to preserve!



Great patinas are a passing thing, enjoy them while you can!
 
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Originally Posted by dlb.motorman View Post
Well, let me see if I can figure out how to add a picture here.




Love the tail gate! The whole truck is great. Glad you want to keep the great looks it has earned!
 
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How come I can't see the pictures I supposedly posted?
 
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Pic posting help needed is not unusual around here...and I'm no expert, sorry..hopefully others will chime in and offer some help in that dept....but PIC'S would be GREAT!

But in response to the original patina post..I agree with the rest, ..let it age as is and gracefully..alot depends of course on the imediate local enviroment.. moisture,humidity etc..
 
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Originally Posted by dlb.motorman View Post
How come I can't see the pictures I supposedly posted?
I could see them!
 
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Spurredon, I can see your pic too. The truck is cool with that patina btw. I only see a square with a red "X" in it for the pictures I posted.
 
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Pictures have to be hosted on a 3rd party picture site, like flickr, etc. And no, you can't clear over the existing paint without drastically changing the look and ruining what you think you're saving. If you like the way it looks, leave it alone. If you're going to paint in in any way, you'll need to do the whole thing from scratch.
 
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The Ankorwax i have on my 57 was designed for outdoor farm machinery in England, it is applied with a brush, a rag or can be sprayed. Let it sit for awhile to penetrate then remove the excess. Works great, looks great. Google it and see for yourself. BTW, i am not associated with them in any way, i just really like the product. John
 

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