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Styles whipped out his striping equipment and began by showing me which of his materials he'd be using to accomplish the patina'd look I wanted. To create a patina, Styles explained that one of the newer versions of sign painting enamel would work best. By a newer version he meant a two-part urethane enamel that utilizes a hardener (catalyst) rather than an old standby like One Shot striping enamel that is an air-dry type. The catalyzed paint dries faster than standard striping enamel and is more resistant to the solvent used to weather the look of the lettering.