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Username Post: Preserve Old "Patina" ?        (Topic#216032)
Skim 
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05-29-09 09:14 AM - Post#1706863    
    In response to Zanie



My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


Edited by Skim on 05-29-09 09:15 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




Skim 
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05-29-09 09:15 AM - Post#1706865    
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  • Zanie Said:
There's a guy on the impalas.net forum. He's got an extrememly patina-d wagon
He washed down with CLR and cleared it. Its a little too shiny for me, but its very cool.

for more info on how he did it check his thread the wagon is in the middle of his 61 convert thread.
Wagon stuff starts at post 499
impala link


yes its not everybodys taste but actually I did it because after buffing it, it dulls out in a couple weeks. The clear just helped me to preserve it. Thanks for the comps Zanie

My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
cnbell 
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05-29-09 10:33 AM - Post#1706908    
    In response to Skim

Welcome to CT...

Yeah, it's a bit shiny for old patina but I like how you preserved it. That's a very cool wagon...

Craig

http://www.picturetrail.com/cnbell


 
Skim 
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05-30-09 11:04 PM - Post#1707908    
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Thanks. Actually I have been here a while I just dont post much lol.
It sjust funny how nature does its work on old cars. The passenger side looks totally different because that was the side that was right next to the house where it was sitting since '75




My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
rigi 
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05-31-09 01:38 AM - Post#1707933    
    In response to Skim

Just clean it once a year, it shows the history of the car. I would leave it like it is!
Here is a pic from a car show yesterday.


Richard

57 BelAir coupe/LS1/4L60E/C4 IFS,IFR/Air-ride

www.57chevy.se


 
Zanie 
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05-31-09 01:00 PM - Post#1708190    
    In response to rigi

I don't see any car............




 
lightning 55 
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05-31-09 01:26 PM - Post#1708199    
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I love the patina idea! Scotch brite it down and call it good. WD-40 or PB blaster on the rust areas to slow them down and call it good enough.

Name suggestion: Old Age & Tretchery

(as in "beats youth and skill every day"). You will get the last laugh on the rice burners...

Lightning 55
'55 Bel Air "More door" post 350 / 700R4 / 12 bolt


 
inline0_0 
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05-31-09 03:13 PM - Post#1708265    
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Some "patina" pics http://picasaweb.google.com/BinderRod/RustRevival 2... Got some in my albums too.
Doug



 
Skim 
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06-02-09 09:16 AM - Post#1709471    
    In response to rigi

  • rigi Said:
Just clean it once a year, it shows the history of the car. I would leave it like it is!
Here is a pic from a car show yesterday.




yeah thats cool. I like that

Me and my buddy John both built our wagons at the same time. He did his Parkwood similar to mine. We more or less try to clean them up and clear them to preserve them. Heres his 60 when he brought it home then after he finished it. LS-1 engine, bagged and cleared.

Before:



After:




My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
chevynut 
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06-02-09 09:33 AM - Post#1709483    
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I guess I just don't get it. A rusty car just says to me that the owner is too cheap or too broke to afford a decent paint job. But then I don't care for rat rods either. To me they aren't cool.

'56 Nomad, C4 Vette F&R suspension, Ramjet 502, Viper T56 6 speed See My Nomad Build
'56 BelAir 2DR Sedan in waiting
'01 Porsche Boxster S
'03 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Duramax


 
cnbell 
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06-02-09 10:05 AM - Post#1709499    
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It's probably not a look for everyone but for me that Chrysler and Parkwood are both very cool...

At a show I would probably spend more time looking at either of those cars than I would the rows of cookie cutter builds.

Craig

http://www.picturetrail.com/cnbell


 
swbatt 
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06-03-09 07:25 AM - Post#1710188    
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I like em all. Everybody has different taste, I don't care for the chrome underside low riders myself. You gotta give credit for the effort though.

Like Craig says, when we took my car to the show last year and parked right next to Art's car, it was about 20 to 1 that wanted to see the rusty old junker. Art and I sat behind the cars, drinking beer and laughing our rear end off.

http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/viewimagefr a...
Photo credit to The Puzzmeister

It was a dream come true for me. Your 56 looks very nice and I like it, but to think it is the only way to do it it is a little narrow.






"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
cnbell 
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06-03-09 11:51 AM - Post#1710319    
    In response to swbatt

I think more people would have hung around Art's car if he would have let us sign it....

Craig

http://www.picturetrail.com/cnbell


 
100 CHEVY 
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06-03-09 04:56 PM - Post#1710505    
    In response to cnbell

I like 'em all!
Mike.

"You gonna leave it like that?
http://www.picturetrail.com/100chevy


 
swbatt 
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06-05-09 01:04 PM - Post#1711654    
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"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
Skim 
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06-07-09 12:15 AM - Post#1712503    
    In response to chevynut

  • chevynut Said:
I guess I just don't get it. A rusty car just says to me that the owner is too cheap or too broke to afford a decent paint job. But then I don't care for rat rods either. To me they aren't cool.



Meah, like I said its not for everybody. I for one have a rotisserie full frame off 61 convertible that I'm building right now, LS-1 powered, Street & Performance serpentine blah blah blah but I will tell you this much, its not about being too lazy to spend money on a paint job, lord knows I have dumped way more than I should have on that wagon, its about respecting the cars past, its character and the fact that this car has gone almost 50 years without ever being in an accident, being bondoed up and repainted by Maaco or completely rusted out. When you see it, you know what you see is what you get. If you look, theres no rust holes anywhere on the car. (Although I did replace the floor pans) but its more like a badge of honor that it lasted all those years and still flies down the freeway sporting whats left of what GM sprayed decades ago.

This car had been sitting in an old womans back yard since it was parked in '75. As soon as I saw it, other than the new interior, suspension, engine and drivetrain, the I knew the rest had to stay that way.

I do agree, theres a breaking point when a car needs a full restoration but to me, it wasnt that bad. It has a ton of character left in it. If it was repainted it would just be another plain old painted wagon that I would be scared to get a rock chip in.



Its not your average grocery getter

My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


Edited by Skim on 06-07-09 12:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Skim 
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06-07-09 12:19 AM - Post#1712504    
    In response to cnbell

  • cnbell Said:
It's probably not a look for everyone but for me that Chrysler and Parkwood are both very cool...

At a show I would probably spend more time looking at either of those cars than I would the rows of cookie cutter builds.



My point exactly.

My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
Skim 
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06-07-09 12:28 AM - Post#1712505    
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Heres a little sample I thought I'd share on how to remove surface rust off the original paint with CLR. Just a little demo on my 59 El Camino.


































My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
CJS57 
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06-07-09 05:15 AM - Post#1712545    
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Skim, You are the Man! The patina "restoration" results are perfect! Your ElCamino will be the hit off the show.

1957 Belair 2Dr Hdtp, 58,000 original miles, original never rebuilt 283 engine, 245hp, Dual Fours, Tremec TKO 600 5-speed, 3.70 gears, AACA Senior in 1985
previous trifives:
1955 Belair Convt
1956 210 2dr Sdn
1957 Belair 2Dr Hdtp


 
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06-07-09 05:54 AM - Post#1712571    
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Skim, Thanks for the tip & pics. Lucky, my ride is orange so it don't show up so bad. Being my only car, I put 10 to 15 thou. mi./yr. on it. Since '88. How many can match that! Last speedo broke, no more local repairman, I went to a hourmeter for oil chages. Aircraft rated, $25, they never quit. Pics below.
Doug



 
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06-07-09 09:57 AM - Post#1712669    
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Wow... on those fender tops I would have said there wasn't any paint left on them. After you CLR'ed it I was really surprised...

I know better than anyone how deceiving photos can be, but I think they should nickname that CLR as 'Old paintjob in a jug'.

Does that car run? If it does, I'll give you $600 now that you've cleaned her up...

Scott/Gotta56forme

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 
cnbell 
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06-07-09 02:59 PM - Post#1712843    
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$500 for a 59 El Camino ? I'll double your money if you're interested....

Hard to believe how well that CLR works.....




Craig

http://www.picturetrail.com/cnbell


 
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06-08-09 07:25 AM - Post#1713174    
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Great results on the 59'. What ya think about me trying on this Olde Wagon ?

" Over the course of history, the kiss of a woman has poisoned a lot of great minds " - Arn Anderson



 
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06-08-09 07:27 AM - Post#1713175    
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Before Bird Poop Removal

" Over the course of history, the kiss of a woman has poisoned a lot of great minds " - Arn Anderson



 
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06-08-09 07:29 AM - Post#1713177    
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Skim, any plans to protect it after getting the results from CLR ?

" Over the course of history, the kiss of a woman has poisoned a lot of great minds " - Arn Anderson



 
Skim 
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06-08-09 07:38 AM - Post#1713184    
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  • ssffnomad Said:


Great results on the 59'. What ya think about me trying on this Olde Wagon ?



Oh man, that would clean up so nice. CLR with warm water in a bucket 4 to 1 and the green scotch brite pad and that car would turn out nice.

as for the 59, yes its one of my next projects but later on after next year. That was right after I brought it home.

My 1961 Impala Convertible Pulled from a ditch Build up pics..
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

58 Impala Convertible
59 Nomad Wagon
61 Impala Convertible
62 Impala Wagon
64 Impala Convertible


 
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06-08-09 08:02 AM - Post#1713193    
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Notice the lead seam at bottom of C post





Hot Water, Simple Green, Green Pad, Brush, Rubber Gloves, after $10.00 at Carwash on Flatbed @ Freezing Tempatures

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06-08-09 08:17 AM - Post#1713196    
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Where do you guys find these cars??!!!!
I already spend way more time than I should surfing craigslist.






 
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06-08-09 09:57 AM - Post#1713235    
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ssffnomad,

Is that '57 Nomad yours?

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 
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06-08-09 11:10 AM - Post#1713283    
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Is that '57 Nomad yours? Yes, two of my good friend,d knew about it for some time. Got me in contact. And went with me on a very Cold Day, and worked Hard to get it out and Home.
Kinda , also answers the question, "where do you find them" ?
Could tell you about the 57' conv, three miles from my house , i missed a two years ago. But it i,ll probably get my drinkn, and i have to get the Ft suspension parts , blasted and primed on my day off today.



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