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Old 07-06-2021, 03:13 AM   #1
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Should we leave as Patina or Paint our '48 M47 Pickup? Looks is one thing but body preservation is another. Help us decide which option will help retain the value of this classic.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:14 AM   #2
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leave it!
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:30 AM   #3
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Neat looking 1948 Mercury M47 Pick-Up. Leave it exactly like it is.
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:45 AM   #4
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Is that the genuine "nature made" patina or " man made" simulation?

To preserve and increase the value of your truck, paint it.

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Old 07-06-2021, 09:07 AM   #5
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Leave it like it is, You will drive it more and they were made to be used. put an expensive paint and body work job on it and You will be afraid to get a scratch or dent so it will sit. There fun to drive so have fun.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:17 AM   #6
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Leave it as is.
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Old 07-06-2021, 10:59 AM   #7
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Leave it.
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:18 AM   #8
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Leave it. Looks very cool.
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:43 AM   #9
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I have a similar dilemma...
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:44 AM   #10
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Leave it , there is always later ,you canít undo a restoration .
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:45 AM   #11
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Absolutely leave it as is...
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Old 07-06-2021, 12:20 PM   #12
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It's only original once!
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Old 07-06-2021, 12:30 PM   #13
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Boy, this is an easy crowd.
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Old 07-06-2021, 12:46 PM   #14
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No need to preserve it, its lasted 70 years without rusting to death. just keep it dry and stored inside and it will go another 70 years at least.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:27 PM   #15
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Yep, Leave it
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:29 PM   #16
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leave it don’t mess with an original that looks that good
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:35 PM   #17
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I vote for leave it.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:42 PM   #18
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Should we leave as Patina or Paint our '48 M47 Pickup? Looks is one thing but body preservation is another. Help us decide which option will help retain the value of this classic.
Do not pant, It will just look like any other newly painted old truck.
use Johson Paste wax gives a beautiful antique finish.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:45 PM   #19
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I have a similar dilemma...
I was told by a guy with a truck with NO paint ON HIS 1929 TRUCK to use Johnson PaSTE WAX ON MY CAR. iT WAS THE BEST ADVICE i EVERY GOT.
bEAFOR THAT i WAS USING Gibbs OIL. lOOKED GOOD BUT ALL THE DUST STUCK TO IT.
With the paste wax iT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL and has ANTIQUE FINISH.
It is actually fun to polish small sections at a time..and boy does it shine...Real rich looking.
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Old 07-06-2021, 02:53 PM   #20
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Is that the genuine "nature made" patina or " man made" simulation?

To preserve and increase the value of your truck, paint it.
I can only assume it is original Patina as there is minor rust out at the bottom of the passenger fender and surface rust dust under the body work. It looks untouched.
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