1955 GMC Patina Shop Truck
Customer brought this truck to me, not sure what to do with failing paint job, so I suggested we do a "fauxtina" finish on it and make it a shop truck for his business. Owner is Robbie and Tracy McCabe of McCabe Motorsports.
Old Earl Schibe paint job that was failing and peeling, so I went to work fixing the bad areas and getting them level with the rest of the paint. I left a lot of small chips and cracks in the old paint, adds to the character when you start sanding through to get the "look". I painted the repaired areas black to match the old paint, then sprayed the whole truck in a white base coat.
Then the lower part of the truck was sprayed in a red base coat. To make it look old and weathered, I dusted the truck with black base, very lightly and making sure it got into all the nooks and crannies. This is key to the Pantina look.
Then you start sanding through all the layers to get that worn weathered look. Think about what areas get worn as someone would be getting in and out of the truck, leaning on it, stepping on the side boards, and loading crap in the bed. When it looks good, shoot in in a flat clear, flatter the better.
Tommy Stack hand painted the logo on the sides.
Here is it finished !!