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Want to Preserve Original Paint and Bare Metal


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Old 03-08-2011, 09:32:21 PM
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I have a model t ford with orignal paint,a lot of the paint is gone,don't want to paint it just preserve what's there and the bare metal to keep it from rusting,I thought I read somewhere about linseed oil mixed with something,any ideas?Thanks Randall
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:45:13 PM
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Default Re: want to preserve original paint and bare metal

Straight ATF Fluid, We use that on our original Engines, Works fairly well, also brings out some of the original colors.

We tend to wipe down the engines every year or so and seems to do good, or atleast we are happy with the results!

I have heard bad results with the Linseed oil trick, so I'll stick with ATF
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:39:42 PM
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linseed oil darken metal and gives it a patina look, i use it on my forged garden tools.
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Default Re: Want to Preserve Original Paint and Bare Metal

Flood makes a product called Penetrol, buy a qt. at your local paint store and try it. It is a paint additive but works on existing paint and fiberglass as a protectant. I wiped down my metal garage door (20 years old) and it looks like
I just repainted it. I have used it on my engines also. Doesn't leave a sticky residue like linseed oil and terpentine.
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The linseed oil/kerosene can cause problems with yellowing, cracking, and being tacky after the fact depending on what type of linseed oil is used.

Almost any light to medium viscosity oil can be used, to wipe down bare metal, never have used it to coat paint.

For garden tools, dinner triangles and other items used outside.
You can use any clean non synthetic oils, not used motor oils as the used oils from cars,trucks etc. contain heavy metals from the engine components.

You heat the item up to around black heat or in the area of 400'/500' F then wipe the oil on, you also can brush it spray it on.

You do not have to heat it to red hot as the urban/farm myth has passed down. There is no benefit to the higher heat when applying the oil. You can apply more then one coat, even still you will have to apply it again a year or two down the road. Depending on the alloy make up of the steel.

If you don't want to mess with mixing up a metal conditioner.
You can buy Penetrol paint additve. Penetrol paint additive
You just apply to the garden tools or other out of the can, by dip,brush, rag or spray.
It is a mixture of linseed oil, solvents and a proprietary secret ingredient.
You will have to reapply after use or periodically.
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thanks for the help!going to try Penetrol.Randall
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Default Re: Want to Preserve Original Paint and Bare Metal

Let us know how that Penetrol works.

Obviously the 'blackened oil' treatment wont work for you, as you don't want to bake a car body at 400-500 degree's and warp the sheet metal, but that's good information to know for smaller heavy parts.
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Another nice solution would be to use weapon cleaning oil. This is a very thin oil wich is used to clean and conserve guns. It will also bring the original colour out.
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Along the lines of the weapon cleaning oil, if you see something called "water displacement oils" used for patina's and bluing,browning,blacking steel.

Be advised that is an advertising hype term for WD-40 type oil. There have been some on line dealers charging bigger bucks, for gallons of off brand same type oils as WD-40
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Along the lines of the weapon cleaning oil, if you see something called "water displacement oils" used for patina's and bluing,browning,blacking steel.

Be advised that is an advertising hype term for WD-40 type oil. There have been some on line dealers charging bigger bucks, for gallons of off brand same type oils as WD-40
The oil I'm talking about is a thicker than WD40, I think sewing machine oil would come pretty close too.
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The oil I'm talking about is a thicker than WD40, I think sewing machine oil would come pretty close too.
Don't know nothing about that kind of oil, a lot of the gun smithing supply dealers get slick and sneaky with the terms they use, gives them a chance, to charge more for a item or product. But you are probably correct. They are buying it in 5 to 50 gallon jugs and re bottling it and selling it at a great mark up.
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Got some Penetrol,wii try it when I get a chance,thanks everyone,Randall
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