Patina: How to Create & Preserve
Patina: How to Create & Preserve

Patina: How to Create & Preserve

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Patina: How to Create & Preserve
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Make your vehicle stand out from the crowd by creating or preserving its one-of-a-kind patina.There was a time when a heavily weathered collector car or truck was considered a bit of an eyesore. In fact, if you brought one of these vehicles to a car show more than likely you would receive grief for showing a car with faded paint and surface rust. But not anymore. The era of patina on vehicles has been fully embraced, and rightfully so.

Author Kevin Tetz of Paintucation delivers the first book ever on the many variables involved with patina. With the step-by-step instruction, Kevin guides you through creating patina from existing paint, preserving *already there* patina, and painting patina (steel, plastic, glass). Each process is unique and requires its own set of skills, procedures, and tools. Currently, the genre is ripe with creation.


About the Author 
Chapter 1: 
  • What Is Patina? 
  • Forms of Patina
  • History of Fauxtina
  • Fauxtina in the Film Industry
  • Patina-Friendly Tools, Supplies, and Paints
  • Setting Up the Paint Shop
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Safety
  • Craft Paints and Supplies
Chapter 2: 
  • Finding Your Light!
  • History and Chemistry
  • How Paint Ages
  • Using the Sun
  • Creating Character 
Chapter 3: 
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Aged Effects
  • Undercoats and Primer Colors
  • Test Panels
  • Practicing Patina Three Ways29
  • Layers with Texture
Chapter 4: 
  • Planning Your Paint Job
  • Set Goals
  • Find Inspiration
  • Create a Photo Reference Library
  • Develop a Painting Strategy
Chapter 5: 
  • Creating Colors
  • Understanding Color
  • The Color Wheel
  • Color Tinting
Chapter 6: 
  • Creating Patina on Metal, Plastic, and Glass
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Metallic Paint Systems
  • Sealing and Locking Down Patina
  • Making New Plastic Look Old
  • Distressing Glass
  • Creating Aged Glass
Chapter 7: 
  • Using the Airbrush
  • Types of Airbrushes
  • Tools for Airbrushing
  • Airbrush Techniques
Chapter 8:
  • Vintage Sign Painting and Using Stencils
  • Getting Ready
  • Create the Test Design
  • 1971 C10 Project
  • Summar

Chapter 9:
  • A Complete Patina Paint Job
  • Paint Strategies
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Surface Preparation
  • Spray Techniques
  • Protecting Patina
Chapter 10: 
  • Recovering from Mistakes 
  • Correcting Making Errors
  • Removing Overspray
  • Correcting Oversanding
  • Correcting Runs
  • Coverups
Source Guide

Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 176 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches
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