Any Successful ‘Patina’ Styles Out There?
Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:43 PM
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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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.
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
Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:12 PM
This sort of thing I quite like but Im not sure it would work in yellow
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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!!
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.
Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:47 AM
Several layers of paint were rubbed down to reveal the original sign writing on Sunny Citrus
Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:08 AM
Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:09 AM
Im going for the neglected look on my Mini too.... Just CBA to wash it because of the crappie weather at the moment...
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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