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#3286539 - 02/18/14 06:43 PM "Patina" is the new "rust"....
paulo57509 Offline


Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 1909
Loc: Tracy, CA
I often cruise Craigslist just to see what vehicles are for sale. I typically look at old Japanese pickups (60's and 70's), old Chevy, GMC and Ford pickups (1950-1972), El Caminos and Rancheros, Corvairs, old Econoline trucks....

I know that "project" has been the new "basket case" for decades.

But last night I noticed that "patina" is now the new "rust". Sheez....

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#3286551 - 02/18/14 06:58 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
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Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 3563
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
THAT is one of the funniest things I've ever heard.

I'm going to tell all my friends immediately. Kira

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#3286612 - 02/18/14 07:28 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30998
Loc: ME
I would rock "sun-bleached" paint from Arizona or somewhere.

It would be a novelty up here.

Does Patina leave holes in floors? shrug

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#3286628 - 02/18/14 07:41 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: eljefino]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1282
Loc: New Mexico, USA
Originally Posted By: eljefino
I would rock "sun-bleached" paint from Arizona or somewhere.

It would be a novelty up here.

Does Patina leave holes in floors? shrug


I think the politically correct term is "highlights" from the sun.

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#3286747 - 02/18/14 09:27 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: jimbrewer]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 3563
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Hello, "Distressed" is a term actually used by wardrobe and scenic designers.

"Gently used" is today's misleading or 'politicly correct' term

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#3286807 - 02/18/14 10:40 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 860
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: paulo57509
I often cruise Craigslist just to see what vehicles are for sale. I typically look at old Japanese pickups (60's and 70's), old Chevy, GMC and Ford pickups (1950-1972), El Caminos and Rancheros, Corvairs, old Econoline trucks....

I know that "project" has been the new "basket case" for decades.

But last night I noticed that "patina" is now the new "rust". Sheez....

oilburner


So true... Ever watch the show Fast & Loud? They actually clear coat over rust and most often sell the cars for ridiculous prices. I have to admit rust on an old F100 has it's appeal but not on everything.
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#3288571 - 02/20/14 03:18 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
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Registered: 01/25/06
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I agree. A few years ago, the ricer crowds would buy unfinished hoods, and leave them out in the rain, etc. to obtain that perfect "patina" look. It looks like you wrecked your car, and couldn't afford a painted hood. I don't get the patina look either.


Edited by kkreit01 (02/20/14 03:19 PM)
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#3288622 - 02/20/14 04:08 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: kkreit01]
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Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 8752
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Originally Posted By: kkreit01
I agree. A few years ago, the ricer crowds would buy unfinished hoods, and leave them out in the rain, etc. to obtain that perfect "patina" look. It looks like you wrecked your car, and couldn't afford a painted hood. I don't get the patina look either.


Most of the ones in my area just painted their hoods either matte, or satin black hoping everyone would mistake it for real carbon fiber weave from a distance. LOL
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#3294134 - 02/25/14 04:36 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
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Loc: Tracy, CA
Another moronic statement that sellers make is, "It ran when it was parked ." Sad thing is, buyers believe it's a selling point.

That's like saying, "It was perfect before the train hit it."
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#3294205 - 02/25/14 05:38 PM Re: "Patina" is the new "rust".... [Re: paulo57509]
jrustles Offline


Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 2035
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I'l take Patina any day over rust.
Rust is from the devil.

Originally Posted By: paulo57509
Another moronic statement that sellers make is, "It ran when it was parked ." Sad thing is, buyers believe it's a selling point.

That's like saying, "It was perfect before the train hit it."


lol exactly. "Ran fine when it was parked-- 25 years ago" LOL


Edited by jrustles (02/25/14 05:40 PM)
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