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Rat Rod Nation builds => Rat Rod Body Discussions => Topic started by: DAnconiaLead on September 03, 2016, 12:07:18 AM

Title: Preserving the patina on a '67 Malibu, and adding to it...
Post by: DAnconiaLead on September 03, 2016, 12:07:18 AM
I am becoming the proud owner of a '67 Malibu Wagon, having spotted this amazing car while driving to a truck-stop in California.  I contacted the owner and was able to look the car over the next time I returned to the truck-stop, and have since negotiated a price that I will pay after I finish my three-month run and drive back to the truck-stop in a rent-a-car.

This car has beautifully patina'ed red paint which I'd like to 1.) stabilize, and 2.) add to/improve upon.

Specifically, I'd like to first stabilize the existing (old, but NOT original) red paint job, with it's natural patina, paint the roof (egg-shell) white, and add a matching patina to the roof, before applying some non-patina'ed pin-striping...

What would be the best technique for stabilizing the existing paint job and adding a matching patina to the paint I want to add to the roof???