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Rain stains on patina
#1432687 Tue Dec 07 2021 07:27 PM
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Hello Bolters,

I have a problem with my patina truck. Every time it rains I get these stains on my car. I can't rub them off so they just stay that way for a couple of weeks.
Because it is a patina truck I used a mixture of white spirit and boiled linseed oil to protect it and make it shine a bit more.

Does somebody know how to prevent this from happening and how to remove them again?

With kind regards,
Thijs


Ps. I know that a prevention is to keep it out of the rain, but because i live in the Netherlands the rain is very unpredictable.

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Re: Rain stains on patina
GREEN51CHEVY #1432690 Tue Dec 07 2021 08:28 PM
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BLO (boiled linseed oil) is water resistant but not water proof.

Here is something I just happened to see. Floor polish:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/retaining-that-patina-finish/

I'm sure you are aware that the ultimate solution is automotive clearcoat.


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Re: Rain stains on patina
GREEN51CHEVY #1432696 Tue Dec 07 2021 09:31 PM
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WD-40? I have heard of car guys using that instead of waxing their cars.


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Re: Rain stains on patina
buoymaker #1432698 Tue Dec 07 2021 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by buoymaker
BLO (boiled linseed oil) is water resistant but not water proof.

Here is something I just happened to see. Floor polish:
https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/retaining-that-patina-finish/

I'm sure you are aware that the ultimate solution is automotive clearcoat.

Interesting.


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Re: Rain stains on patina
GREEN51CHEVY #1432750 Wed Dec 08 2021 03:47 AM
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Haven't had a hankering to go the patina route but just wondering once the linseed oil aged a bit if a good coat of turtle wax would keep the sheen and do away with the rain spots...anyone tried waxing?


Had an old 54 Chevy that I rubbed down with diesel fuel and it really brought out the color. Bad part is we lived on a dirt road and everyone thought I drove a red car for about a month.... but no rain spots!

...and then there was the time I rubbed the old faded out lawn mower with 30 wt. motor oil.


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Re: Rain stains on patina
GREEN51CHEVY #1432757 Wed Dec 08 2021 04:19 AM
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In the military, we used a floor wax and buffer to make the old worn-cracked battleship gray linoleum look like glass.
It looked great and got us thumbs-up during base inspections.
Then the fire marshal would chew us out because the wax in a wooden barracks was a fire hazard.


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Re: Rain stains on patina
GREEN51CHEVY #1432784 Wed Dec 08 2021 03:53 PM
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Mr. Miyagi says "Wax on- - - - -Wax off!" Plain old hard Carnuba wax such as Johnson's Paste Wax,- - - - -apply it to about a 1 square foot area with a damp cloth, then rub the excess off with a soft cotton towel before it dries completely. It will buff to a good shine, either with a lot of hand rubbing or a wool polishing bonnet on an oscillating buffer. It's labor-intensive but effective.
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