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Old 07-01-2018, 09:51 AM
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Default Candy on bare metal?

I like the look of bare metal.

Has anyone figured out clear on bare metal that will stick?

Can you color the clear slightly to give a little color like old candy apple red paint?
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:16 AM
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A friend of mine put Penetrol on his 48 Chevy pickup bobber, with a brush and it self levels.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:55 AM
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A friend of mine put Penetrol on his 48 Chevy pickup bobber, with a brush and it self levels.
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What does it look like?
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That seems to work will. As it is an additive for oil based paint, one would think that adding some color to it would work just fine. Now add a flattener, and we would another option.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:35 PM
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Yes, I have used a product called permalac. It is designed for bare metal. It also self levels and soaks I to the steel. I did my 50 chevy 6 or 7 years ago. It needs another helping of the stuff to freshen it up. I actually use it on everything now. I have done bare metal outdoor signs and some garden art stuff. Works really well. Comes in satin or matte. I actually just ordered another gallon yesterday
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I've been playing with ways to protect the patina on my 46 GMC. While not purely bare metal, I think the same ideas could apply.

I actually was experimenting with different waxes on the advice of a friend with a patina truck, but unfortunately a lot of them leave a white residue on my truck. I had an idea last night to try the Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 that I already have and it seems to work very well. Water beads up instantly even on bare metal or rough areas, it doesn't leave any white residue, and it even gives it a slight sheen and brings the natural colours of the patina out so they're more vivid. I'm sure happy, except most of the local stores don't carry it anymore of course.
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I use boiled linseed oil...water rolls off good and it's a little shiny.
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I use boiled linseed oil...water rolls off good and it's a little shiny.
Does dust stick to it? The only one I've seen in person treated with Boiled Linseed Oil dust stuck to it like crazy.
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Does dust stick to it? The only one I've seen in person treated with Boiled Linseed Oil dust stuck to it like crazy.
I don't know to be honest. Living in a sand pit here you only see the sand that sticks some. But it rinses off with a hose. The tires sling a strip of sand up on the back of the cab...
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