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Projects 1957 Chrysler Mild Custom

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Gotgas, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 536


    Sweet Jesus, this thing gets better and better. If you make it to the HAMB drags someday, I want a picture of me by this beautiful classy car.
  2. mcnally351
    Joined: Apr 12, 2011
    Posts: 423

    from boston

    Beautiful ride! Great work. I just browsed the whole thread
  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,839

    from DFW USA

    I had an idea I wanted to try. Fogged a light gold paint in the wheel centers. It's super-subtle, but adds just a little visual interest. I like it!

  4. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 19,738


    Looks good. Thinking out of the box.
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  5. I use that trick on model cars, use a thinned wash of color in recessed surfaces, especially on chrome grilles, etc. to give them depth. Another amazing touch on an already outstanding car!
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  6. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,857

    Peanut 1959

    A beautiful, period-appropriate mod! Thumbs up!
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  7. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    looks really good, however there is not anything you could do to this car that wouldn't look good.
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  8. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,172


    Another good touch to that beauty. :)
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  9. Looks fantastic!!
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  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 12,419


  11. Fantastic!

    I have seen chrome wheels color fogged before but what makes these look so darn good is that you left the ribs between the lug nuts. Very nice touch! :cool:
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  12. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 4,443


    ...which reminds me of the question I had in my mind when I first saw the pic of the fogging: how in the world did you leave the ribs? I don't see any tape lines where the paint and chrome meet. Did you wipe the paint off of the chrome? Did you airbrush the fogging?

    Whatever you did I really like it, but I'm scratching my head (read that pea brain) about how you did it.
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  13. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,149

    from Idaho

    Superb ….
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  14. That is stunning, just when I thought your car couldn’t get anymore elegant.

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  15. Daddy Deville
    Joined: Jan 12, 2020
    Posts: 22

    Daddy Deville

    We masked a circle just outside the ribs and lightly misted color on (not too thick),then removed the masking and gently wiped paint away with lacquer thinner on a clean shop rag. I like doing it this way because it doesn't leave an edge. Also only takes about 5 minutes per wheel.
  16. Inspiration. Thanks.
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  17. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,839

    from DFW USA


    No update, but I really just wanted to put up this picture of my Mopar and my dad's Cadillac at a fun little car show get together a few weeks ago. Put on a mask and enjoy your cars if you can!

    And just look how much LOWER his is. :D (he loves hearing that)

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