New Patina

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simon.holyfield
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New Patina

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm

My W/NG has nicely 'patinated' paintwork. I believe it was painted to look like a contemporary Guzzi, during its time in Italy in the 1950s.

The tank was repainted, probably over rust in the 2000's - and its now lifting, I think due to a leak around the filler neck.

I'll need to repair and repaint it but I would like it to look like the old, faded cracked paint the rest of the bike is in.

What can I do?

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Re: New Patina

Postby robjameson » Sat May 23, 2020 11:14 pm

Why repair it? Just rust remedy the rusty bits and Matt lacquer over it with an airbrush.
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Re: New Patina

Postby nevhunter » Sun May 24, 2020 5:19 am

Over here we call people who do that "Rembrant" because it's a real art..Get the colour matched in a rattle can of acrylic and touch up when required. Nev

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Re: New Patina

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun May 24, 2020 7:41 am

robjameson wrote:Why repair it? Just rust remedy the rusty bits and Matt lacquer over it with an airbrush.


It's just the tank I'm thinking about. It's got no age related blemishes at all - just 12 square inches of bubbles forward of the filler cap.

I'll get a better picture.
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Re: New Patina

Postby paul.jameson » Sun May 24, 2020 9:16 pm

If the bubbles are forward of the filler cap, that suggests a good front brake.

Don't get the colour match quite right, and put it on with a tar brush to add to the patina.

(I once won the Concours de Tatt at the Annual Rally by, amongst other things, having various parts held on with period sizal type baler twine, rather than the modern plastic stuff.)
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Re: New Patina

Postby bob.keevil » Mon May 25, 2020 11:15 am

Hi all
I have just started on a Leader project and I admit its not a bike of great value but would like to try to keep some age on it. The white work has already had some work done on it but the red dummy tank and seat and rear tail section is in a some what distressed state. Having seen in one of the comics this month a Bantam in a like condition would to know how best to keep and persevere this look. I know that the end is a few months away but any info would be great. Thanks

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