Best Patina - "1941" WINS!

Feb 13, 2014
Statesville North Carolina
I think just about every bike is going to end up in this section...:grin:
So Here's my entry,originally the bike was all chipped etc,so I used old h20 wood /house paint,then sprayed it to allow the rust to come through...The tank is brass,so wanted to create like it was from the 1900's.View attachment 5521 View attachment 5522All the brown is mock rust,except the handlebars and a few bobs,need to get a better shot of the bike frame...
Have to admit I was a little skeptical of this build in the mock up stages. Man was I wrong. I love it.
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Sep 14, 2013
Bradley Illinoiz
Oh exactly! The rusted FIBERGLASS tank on Drag King is a great example of a finish applied to match the worn original paint on the frame. It may be real rust but it's still applied. I think the patina on my bike, Little Neutrino is pretty cool. It looks old too, but it's minwax wood stain over bare metal. A worn finish applied isn't a deal breaker by any means. In fact it's a testament to the builder who can successfully pull it off.

The list so far...
1. Old Friend - scribble
2. 1941 Colson - Double Nickle
3. Berkshire - ifitsfreeitsforme
4. iAM Higgins - mazdaflyer
5. Drag King - Renaissance Man
6. Pepperbox Special - Missing Link
7. Bull Honky - falcondave
8. Thrown Together - Daddyar
9. Wheatpenny - Toeslider
10. Hawthorne Twinbar - bruce
11. starsNbars - kingfish254
12. Psycho Monkey Ward - Schwinnspastic
13. Rusty Rebel - SchwinnRay69
14. Hombre - Pedal _junky
15. Cedar - RainerBeer
16. Graverobber - IronDio
17. Blue Arrow & Minnehaha - Funkme

Krunk Junk by Outskirtscustoms is on page 1 too.