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Patina

 


Wife Nicki tells the story of her Grandma Annie who painted her ’47 Chevy coupe with a brush. I read a story about painting cars outside; for best results they recommended the color Indian Ceramic, to hide the dust. Now, the term “patina” well known in the antique trade; describes all conditions of original finish.

The theory is that a car is only original once. There are a number of reasons to avoid a new paint job: doing the preparation is time consuming and if rust is involved beneath the surface, it has to be addressed or will soon show as bubbles in the paint. Painting over even...



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