Giving New Parts an Antique Finish

Rob Skinner's goal in restoring gas engines is to make them look as original as possible. To that end, he needs to paint the parts and then age them to the tune of a hundred years, giving new parts an antique finish.

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The newly “antiqued” pieces on Rob Skinner’s Crossley Bros. engine. His simple aging techniques give the engine as original an appearance as possible.
Photo courtsey Rob Skinner