1936 Elgin Bluebird - Progress!


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56 Vette

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This thread reads like a great book with amazing art! Words can hardly describe what happened from page 1 to page 8. From the frame repairs, the fork resurrection, the front fender fixes, and that patina paint job is out of this world! I've learned a few things here, but looks like you really listened to how others do things and really put your stamp on it. Two thumbs way the f#@k up! Outstanding job! Joe
 

Velocipedist Co.

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Well, in an attempt to stop the chemical reaction that I implemented to create much of that dusty rust texture, I think I killed some of the realism of my patina work :(

I used a clearcoat that I was told would dry flat and colorless.

I dont like it as much but at least I can touch and handle the bike without rubbing off my work.
 

Velocipedist Co.

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 18, 2010
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Monrovia, CA
use a little tripped 000 steel wool or an old wool shirt


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Thank you, Jim.

I tried steel wool but it removed the rust color I created before killing the gloss. Maybe 1000 sandpaper?

I also thought I would add a thicker layer of clear coat and then try steel wool again.
 

mfhemi1969

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 4, 2015
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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
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Warren, RI, United States
Yes generally. Depending on what kind of base medium your using you can chose one that mixes well. PM me if you want sometime. I used to do ceramics restoration where color/texture/level of gloss match was critical. There are a couple ways to do it. I would often get the final finish just right with some mattting agent in the clear and by knocking the excess shine off the with a superfine sponge.
 
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