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Projects Another Bantam Build - Bantam Speedster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Greg in Jax, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Greg in Jax
    Joined: Jun 27, 2010
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    I don't get on here very much any more, am mostly busy in the garage with multiple projects. Have measurable progress on this Speedster, though. Here are a few shots of its current status. Experimenting with Gibbs brand penetrant to see if I can keep it unpainted or not.

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  2. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    I really enjoy your builds. I've always wondered if it would be possible to "cold blue" a whole car? Might not be cost effective if you bought the little bottles, but surely the recipe is online somewhere. Something-or-other dioxide, I think.
     
  3. Greg in Jax
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    So far it looks like the Gibbs might do the job. We have had a lot of rain down here the past week or so, and a lot more coming this week, so I should know pretty soon if it is going to withstand the humidity. I hope so, I like the look. Thanks!
     
  4. jerseyboy
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    Wow Greg, looks great! The shape and proportions just make me smile.
     
  5. Greg in Jax
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    Well it was good idea but it was not meant to be. I will be experimenting with different clearcoat/sealers in order to keep the bare metal look without making it look glassy. Can anyone recommend one based upon their experience?
     
  6. rwrj
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    You could try "Penetrol" by the Flood company. They sell it at Lowes and Home Depot and such. Its a wipe on product. I'm sure you'd have to reapply it pretty regular.
     
  7. Greg in Jax
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    Nope, that was going to be the issue with the Gibbs. Looks like it will be painted. Original color was a deep blue and I have a color chip to have it mixed.
     
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  8. petegordon40
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    Please give me a call 863-581-6805 thanks Pete
     

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