We are still asking: What did you get done on your Bolt today ????
The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend?"
After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.
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.
Last edited by GREEN51CHEVY; Tue Dec 07 2021 07:28 PM.
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.
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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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. Jerry
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