I can't believe I am even asking this because anyone who knows me, knows I fix up detail, restore, whatever I have. Never a fan of the crusty patina look but wife tells me I need to think outside the box on these things, live on the edge. So I am really stepping out of my comfort zone here. LOL I am looking at a potential candidate (Not Buick) where I might want to do this so am asking anyone who has done it, what is involved to protect the finish yet not change its appearance. Are you happy you did it and any other opinions? The paint is "western" weathered and solid surface rust in places. Or is there a better route/treatment to take than clearing it? I am a little hesitant because it got like it is because it came from an arid climate. Had it been sitting here in PA it would be a ball of rust hence the reason I feel the need to try and protect what mother nature has took 40 years to create. I see Eastwood makes "Patina Preserver". Imagine that. No idea whats in it.