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Weathering a Truck

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  • Member since
    May 2013
Weathering a Truck
Posted by Dawsonski on Friday, May 31, 2013 8:31 PM

H ican anyone suggest  ways to weather a truck so it looks reaonably rusty and weather beaten? The Peterbilt used in Spielberg's the Duel is the look I am going for. Any help would be much appreciated

Tags: junker , rust , weathering
  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by GMCrazyGood on Saturday, June 1, 2013 12:47 AM

One thing I have tested is for light dust you could use some light makeup (This IS the cheap way) and smear it in places around the wheel wells. I also mix dirt from my yard with elmers glue and water to make a "real" dirt, mud appearance.

  • Member since
    June 2010
Posted by eshaver on Sunday, June 2, 2013 4:32 PM

Wow , to weather a vehicle ............ well, there are several products .

This is Brown acrylic paint "dry brushed

This is common household Flour mixed with acrylic paint to replicate mud

hair spray can be used to replicate scratched paint

Rubber cement can be applied to do rust .

Ed Shaver

See ya on the road folks

  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by TonyR on Sunday, June 16, 2013 11:27 AM

Doctor Cranky has a cool rusting method using salt that I keep wanting to try:


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