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Old 02-09-2018, 01:11 AM   #1
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Scored a original Patina 87 k5

I just got this wall-kept k5 never been repainted with the exception of the front left fender the patina is awesome I know everybody is going crazy about trucks with patina I have not seen any Square body blazers so i'm going to clean this one up with some CRL and wax it soon has The weather gives up a little bit it's a pretty nice truck one owner matching number 350 EFI auto Silverado Nice buckets nice console runs great. So let me know what you guys think?
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:49 AM   #2
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

Patina just means rust..

I've seen older trucks 40s and earlier and it looks ok but later models it just means it wasn't taken care of..
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:27 PM   #3
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^You sound like my mom, why don't you paint it it looks terrible! Lol I like rust/patina with a clean interior and excellent runner...up side to it most thieves look past it.
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:10 AM   #4
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

It's an 87.. It's not a classic .. Would look a lot better with paint..

Like I said I can understand when you find something like a early 50's and earlier but something that is barely 30 years old that should still have some decent looking paint..

as far as theives our trucks aren't a hot commodity and more of a theft of opportunity not really something they are expecting to make a lot of money off..
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

To each their own. My '85 Burb has almost the same patina and I do call it that and love it. It gets plenty of looks and I like the way it looks. May not be for everyone but I get it.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:50 PM   #6
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

The trucks that I've seen cleaned up with CLR then waxed lose most of the brown rust stains and you're left with something much cleaner. I want to see it cleaned up and waxed, I bet it'll look good.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:35 PM   #7
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

I LOVE real Patina - and I think it looks great clear coated. Definitely clean it up and see how it looks from there. And maybe rotate the pics next time...
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:04 AM   #8
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

I'm in the "love patina" camp as well.

My Burb has lost the paint in a few places, the clear coat is about gone and the tailgate paint is all crinkled up along with the dealer sticker. And it's going to stay that way.

To the OP - If patina is what you like then keep it and enjoy it. You'll appreciate not having to worry about scratching the paint if you take it out wheeling. Let the naysayers spend their days with wax and a buffer while you're out cruising and enjoying a classic!
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:11 PM   #9
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

RDrancher, haven't seen you post in a while. Good to hear you still have the Burb.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:50 PM   #10
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

Thanks Timber! Yeah, in a moment of weakness I put it up for sale but couldn't do it.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:20 AM   #11
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Re: Scored a original Patina 87 k5

I drive my 88 around like that. People complement me all the time.
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