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Old 03-11-2017, 02:50 PM
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Ok. My 2 cents.

Putting any kind of Clear coat over patina can cause problems down the road with adhesion.Most likely it will flake off.Except when you want to paint the whole thing then it will stick like p**p to a bed sheet.
Using any kind of oil treatment(Like Kroil) can give you problem with it collecting lots of dust and dirt. Plus if and when you go to paint it then you have to be sure to neutralize it really well or it will contaminate your paint and you will have issues as well. Lots of old,old timers used to rub their Model T's down with just plain oil and they looked great until you...1. Rubbed your hand over it and got all oily. Or 2. Drove down a dirt road.
I would just leave it the way that it is. That's why they call it patina. But hey. That's just my opinion.
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I have to do something to it.
The weather up here is lousy, three months of summer and most of that time it rains!! The paint looks kinda cool when dry butwhen it gets partially watered it looks just sad.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:09 PM
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You can rub boiled linseed oil on it. Protects, shows some shiny, actually hardens to a coating and don't hurt nothing like original paint or metal being coated on. ....and something like skynyrd said about ..."that smell"
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I usually sand down the rusty areas then rattle can red oxide primer on it. You can keep the orig painted areas.

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I also dislike clear.

Have you considered a good scrubbing with CLR? (Do you have CLR over there?) You might have more paint than you think...

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Old 03-12-2017, 05:57 AM
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I also dislike clear.

Have you considered a good scrubbing with CLR? (Do you have CLR over there?) You might have more paint than you think...

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No we donīt but I think I could buy it from Amazon.

Anyway, I can assure you, there is not more paint left to scrub
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:01 AM
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I usually sand down the rusty areas then rattle can red oxide primer on it. You can keep the orig painted areas.

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Necessary rust repairs are done and those areas are primered & painted but the orig. paint is mostly sunburnt and only brown primer is left.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:12 AM
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You can rub boiled linseed oil on it. Protects, shows some shiny, actually hardens to a coating and don't hurt nothing like original paint or metal being coated on. ....and something like skynyrd said about ..."that smell"
Iīve heard / read a lot of good things about that.
Some say it should be a mixture of 50% boiled linseed oil and 50% acetone.
What do you think about that?
Better or worse?
Maybe dries faster?

Anyway, it starts to remind a car.
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