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#1 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

So as I tinker away with the mechanics of my mini I cant help but find myself wondering what on earth I am gonna do about the paintwork.. the previous owner has done a rattle can job and calling it shabby chic would be ambitious... in reality it needs completely stripping back and a full respray.. my problem is I dont have the bank balance of an oil tycoon so even with a respray its never gonna be a concourse car.
Im not exactly a fan of the VW rat look but I do quite like the oily rag patina effect... has anyone had any success with this and any picture of yellow minis with such a thing??

Heres my subject!
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#2 Ben_O

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:40 PM

Have a read through this

 

http://www.theminifo...elly the shed

 

Might be some ideas?



#3 r3k1355

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Oily rag look generally works on vintage cars with much darker paint.

One of the main issues with a Mini and 'patina' is that they don't develop one, they just straight up rust.

 

Usually the best look is some minor surface rust with sun-baked paint, sometimes if the car's had several paintjobs you can rub though them and leave a trace of each one showing.

 

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Chances are if you rub back a Mini in the same way you'll end up with huge lumps of filler, bits of cardboard and the odd piece of chicken wire poking out the sill  :ohno:



#4 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

Im sure Ill end up just being normal and having a respray. Just trying to look at the mini as a blank canvas for any other possibilities.
This sort of thing I quite like but Im not sure it would work in yellow
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#5 megamini_jb

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

Saw this City on Insta the other day...

https://imgur.com/a/OpvhI

I really want a proper rough looking mk1, low on some banded steelies and a roof rack 😍

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#6 megamini_jb

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Lol my bad, sprite :P same thing

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 05:57 PM

Mines not really patina, just neglected!!

 

 

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#8 ChrisRuffell

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

Mines not really patina, just neglected!!
 
 
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Cool look though! Some people take a lot of time and effort to get that neglected look.. its like these people that spend an hour to make their hair look messy

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:48 PM

Nope, I chucked the duke under a hedge for 2 years and forgot about him!!

 

Dragged him out a couple of weeks ago to MOT and use!!

 

I like the way he looks and have no intention of changing him!!



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

Faded racecar is a look a mini could pull off if you're willing to spend abit to get the parts.

 

You want painted numbers and advertisign signs, rubbed through so only a faint image remains.

Stick some old wheels, bucket seats and front light protectors on and it'd look pretty good.

 

 

 

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#11 panky

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:47 AM

Several layers of paint were rubbed down to reveal the original sign writing on Sunny Citrus

 

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Love the look of that mini in the snow :D it better snow this year

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:09 AM

I really like that Comma an..... 😀

Im going for the neglected look on my Mini too.... Just CBA to wash it because of the crappie weather at the moment...

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

I really like that Comma an.....


Yes me too. They were stock BT vans in yellow when I was younger, Rare sight these days

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

no one mentioned "Chop" yet?






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