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Old 04-15-2022, 01:08 AM
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nice score Torchie.
The patina looks great. I just love the rear bumper on those... work of art by itself. and can always be used as a boat anchor if nothing else...
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Old 04-15-2022, 04:08 AM
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Looks like a great start.
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Old 04-15-2022, 05:53 AM
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Legit- don't know if I've ever seen a cooler looking Caddy. The patina is perfect.

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Old 04-15-2022, 09:20 AM
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Again...... Thanks all.
The plan for this one is NO slicing and dicing.
The rust work will be limited to the floor repairs and doing a better job of fitting the rocker skins.
Here is a few more Pics.
You can see in the profile shot the aftermarket rocker skins. Just stuck on over the OG's.
Typical 50's steering wheel. I do have a line on one. It's from a 50 Eldorado so it has 2 spokes instead of 3. That's on the "Nice to have " list.
Dash is intact except for the lighter.
Now a question.......
As limited as my experience is with patina. What, if anything, are you guys using to "Preserve" it?
I have seen products and to me most of them are either just linseed oil or linseed oil mixed with?????
I don't want to oil it. Any one have experience using a product called Popy's Patina? Its a 2 part that comes in Flat-matte or glossy.
It seems to get good reviews.
Thanks for any and all comments.
Keep on keeping on.....
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Old 04-15-2022, 09:24 AM
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OMG I'm jealous... love those old Cads!!!

As far as patina... I just let it rip!

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Old 04-15-2022, 09:47 AM
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OMG I'm jealous... love those old Cads!!!

As far as patina... I just let it rip!

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Thanks BoB. I dig them too. And thanks for all you do for this site.
My 3rd car was a 55 Cadillac Convertible.
Here is a couple more pics. A full set of 53 Cadillac wheel covers plus a full set of 50 Sombreros that are on the car.
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Old 04-15-2022, 11:18 AM
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I watched a video on the Poppy's, they done the Dodge panel that is in the gallery and it looked like the ideal way to go over the original patina.
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Old 04-15-2022, 11:19 AM
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HA, HA, love to know the story on that shredded spare tire
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Old 04-15-2022, 12:03 PM
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Torchie, I've been using straight linseed oil on my 31 and it was intentionally rusted when I built it. Besides the smell, I have no problems with it. I do it about 3 times a year. Very easy to apply. I do it with a shop cloth and make sure you cover it all and rub it in. Then come back thru with dry cloth and take the excess off. Down here it will dry within an hour or so and you can make it shine a little with some buffing. Mines not all that smooth so I skip that part...
Im fixing to do mine again. I'll post before and after shots somewhere.
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Old 04-15-2022, 01:30 PM
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I watched a video on the Poppy's, they done the Dodge panel that is in the gallery and it looked like the ideal way to go over the original patina.
I saw it being used and then looked for more info on it.
I like the fact that it's not oil based, OI.
Not that I will ever pint it shiny. I still worry about contamination if some one else wants too.
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