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"Bare Metal Picture Thread"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by krackerjack88, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. krackerjack88
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
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    from Fresno,Ca

    I'm wanting to take my truck down to bare metal. Just for this summer until I decide paint. It's a 1956 GMChevrolet. Just wanting to get some ideas of what it may look like. And I wanted to see all your cars/trucks before they got paint.
     
  2. krackerjack88
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    TTT for the night crew
     
  3. bill3337
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    Here's a couple of my '37 in bare metal.......I almost hate to paint it, it's had a ton of metal work, including chopped roof widened rear fenders, custom tail light fairings and bottom panels replaced all the way around.
     

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  4. rrbrucea
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    That's a thing of beauty just as it sits!
     
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  5. Took me about a weekend in the garage to do mine. then soaked it with Gibbs oil so that it wouldn't flash rust..works great.

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  6. Lumpster
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    Wow, bautiful car bill3337 ! I wouldnt dare take my entire car down to metal like that at one time. I fight surface rust even in my garage. Then again , Id imagine the dryer being in there doesnt help....
     
  7. rrbrucea
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    Yeah, it's COLD where Bill is, but it's a "DRY" cold... :D
     
  8. 19Fordy
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    Bare, but not ready for paint.
     

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  9. moparforlife
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    A few I found elsewhere on the net.....
     

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  10. skyrodder
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    from our Club.
     

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  11. synthsis
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    Just be careful if you don't want it to look like this:
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  12. BubbaLuv
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    Mine
     

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  13. model.A.keith
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    Primer Nationals 09


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  14. model.A.keith
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    Here's one from 30 years ago, never did get it finished.


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  15. krackerjack88
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    What's the best way to get it from rusting? I mean I love the look of the bare metal and am going to do all the metal work on the body eventually. Does clear over bare metal look right?
     
  16. skullhat
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    heres a shot of my 56...its gonna get paint soon as i make up my mind on a scheme, and finish off the metal work

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  17. bgbdlinc
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    I'm using Hi-Temp Satin Clear on various pieces on my engine -fan, pulleys, PS reservoir, brackets, hard vacuum lines, road draught tube, etc. I usually hit the piece with a grinder and flap disk to remove rust and crap, wipe it down with brake cleaner, wipe and let dry then use rattle can H-TSC. From what I can tell, there seems to be a very small amount of air that gets trapped under the clear that makes it age slowly -not rusting but a quiet aging/slight discolouration that makes it look like it was done many moons ago (which is what I wanted)....

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    I've heard that some metal treatments that sink into pores of the metal (they are actually a very thin gun metal oil) cause havoc with a subsequent paint job.....
     
  18. Beau
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    I did the tank on my old Honda rare steel. The orange colored parts I rusted using table salt and a process I have been perfecting.

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  19. Captain Freedom
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    I've heard that to clear a car in bare metal and not have it start rusting a person needs to let the car sit outside in the hot summer sun on a dry day and then shoot it.
    The guy that said this was talking about his A-coupe (that was rusting through) but he said his buddy did this and his has been alright for a good long while. He had been drinking, so I dunno?
     
  20. Beau
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    Yeah, you need to get as much moisture out of the metal as possible. The first few things I did rusted through after 6 months or so. No matter what you do, it's gonna rust again and need attention.

    The nice thing is, you can see where it's rusting right away!
     
  21. bluestang67
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    Climate controlled garage here

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  22. brigrat
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    Haven't learned how to rub it out yet.........
     

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  23. derelict
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    It's not this way because I want it to be, it's because I'm out of work...
     
  24. a buddy's '32 pick up
     

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  25. or build yourself one out of aluminum and you don't have to worry 'bout it rusting ! =)
     

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  26. hellbird
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    that is tuff shadowmtkustomz
     
  27. philly the greek
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    Just before the teardown for paint
     

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  28. krackerjack88
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    Keep em coming... Waiting for a 55-59 Chevy/ GMC to pop up!
     
  29. Jesse D.
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    the 36 pontiac
     

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