On December 18, 2009, In Paint & Patina, By admin
Ever wonder how to make the body work and paint on your ride look old when its NOT??? The following is a www.ratroduniverse.com trade secret we have learned when it comes to Patina! Step #1 Remove as much or as little paint as you need. Expose the bare steel. Step #2 Strip the paint by using “Aircraft Stripper” do not waste time with any other product (this is the best product). Step #3 Make sure the steel is bare and completely clean (a little sanding will ensure the steel is bare). Step #4 Apply regular store bought “vinegar”…this is the secret in pickling steel. Step #5 Apply using any simple spray bottle, it may take a few applications. Step #6 Within a few minutes the steel will turn orange and the Patina (rust) will set in! Step #7 Over the next couple of days you can re-apply and the Patina (rust) will deepen. Step #8 Your shop will smell like pickles for the next few days….don’t worry you’ll get used to it.