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Customs 1958 Impala custom

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 56don, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. I copied this pic from the HAMB Facebook page. Its a Mooneyes show in Yokohama Japan. Can anyone here explain how this paint job is done? It looks like tooled steel to me. I have never seen anything like it. Really cool in my opinion. Even the bumpers have the effect done to them. 317562713_10225198777810764_1528400399598131578_n.jpg
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  2. dirt car
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 696

    dirt car
    from nebraska

    Looks like some of Roy Rogers tooled six shooters, or his silver saddle hardware....
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  3. It's not paint.
    It's engraved sheet metal (maybe with clear topcoat).
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  4. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,819


    I think it was explained as they heavily primered the car and then did the engraving in that and then shot it with a bright silver. The bumpers and trim do look like they are engraved though.
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  5. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,211


    That would be so nice if you were to take all that crap off it. When I was a kid that was a dream car..
  6. Looks time consuming .

    very cool would like to see some more pics
  7. The back window says Custom Paint Rohan body works. But it looks engraved to me too.
  8. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 26,909

    Staff Member

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  10. There is an older You Tube video on how the painter, Izawa Art Design did the paint job.
    Very tedious project, but fantastic results.

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