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Distressed-look or Patina Mustangs

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I just went through 68 pages of 1964-66 Mustangs sold at Mecum Auctions over the last many years. 99.9% of them were beautifully restored mustangs that looked brand new. What I realized though is that the distressed-look (patina or faux-patina) mustangs caught my eye big time!

Pic 1: A beautiful faux-patina'd mustang.
Pic 2/3/4: A beautiful patina'd mustang sitting from 1977-2014 sold at Mecum Auctions. Its a 1966 Ford Mustang SCCA Sedan group 2 Race Car built by Shelby.

So this got me to thinking of a request and a question:

Request: Share your best naturally occurring patina or faux-patina mustangs that still LOOK GREAT.

Question: Does anyone know of any paint/body professionals who know how to give a car a beautiful faux-patina look?
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Tons of patina on my car but 50 year old paint and plenty of use (but not abuse) will do that to it. I'll see if I can take some close up pictures tonight and post them.

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I just know that I worked really hard so my car doesn't look like that! LOL!

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You should see my car! Lots of patina naturally.

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Sure, I know how to do it.
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Sure, I know how to do it.
Can you provide a couple pics of your work?


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All my vert's patina is on my garage floor in the form of blue paint dust. But I can see you point and interest especially on a unrestored car with some history.
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Not a fan of "fake" patina.

If it's actually genuine patina because it's old, then I love it.

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You should see my car! Lots of patina naturally.

Very cool picture Tom!!

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Does bondo falling apart count as patina? If so, I'm in.
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Sorry but patina Mustang is an oxymoron.
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Not a fan of "fake" patina.

If it's actually genuine patina because it's old, then I love it.
Original patina looks cool on cars.
I saw a show where they made a car look old and weathered, they didn't get it right.
The work it looked fake, wear and scuff marks in the wrong places.
It's gotta wear from the top down.
I guess you could start with like a red oxide on the top, fade to a primer gray, and then finish the sides with the choice of color, hit the transition paint lines with a sander and then clear coat it.
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No, you coat the entire car with the layers of primer and paint. Then you sand through to the layer you want showing.
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Well that sounds stupid, you paint the whole car three times and remove about 50% of the paint you just sprayed?
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Original patina looks cool on cars.
I saw a show where they made a car look old and weathered, they didn't get it right.
The work it looked fake, wear and scuff marks in the wrong places.
It's gotta wear from the top down.
I guess you could start with like a red oxide on the top, fade to a primer gray, and then finish the sides with the choice of color, hit the transition paint lines with a sander and then clear coat it.
Yup! All the horizontal surfaces of my falcon were rather... Weathered.




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