The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by s55mercury66, Sep 22, 2019.
New paint job, or already existing, let's hear it defined.
This is probably going to be a long thread.
To me it's old paint that's faded, worn through, possibly a patch or more of primer, spiderweb cracking and more.
New/newer paint that isn't so perfect and shiny, orange peeled, some runs, and even thought it's more a reflection (no pun intended) of the time spent in prep it probably shows some waviness in the body panels.
How long is a string?
Paint that covers the car but, is weathered and faded.
Looks good right after you polish it
but, fades back to its deteriorated condition quickly.
You get in, you drive it, paint....
Any paint, old or new that isn't perfect......so you can USE the vehicle and not worry about wrecking the finish.
I guess everyone has his own definitions. To me a rust free car is a car without rustholes or severe surface rust. To others rustfree means rust holes filled with bondo. I think the "driver quality paint" discription is nonsense. A car can drive pretty well without any paint at all. And a perfectly painted car can be a mechanical nightmare. Plus everything in between.
Just like a "Twenty- Footer" : open to definition, but usually taken to mean that it's definitely NOT show quality, but good enough to drive without worrying about chips & dings, & doesn't need to be washed every day : "It's a driver, so who cares?"
I painted it and now I drive it. That’s the best it’s gonna be. It’s all one color.
Yup looks good at 20 feet.
Yep reasonably fresh paint but not main room show car paint. The shoot it yourself paint or shot by the local gun paint that isn't done with all the cut and buff nor endless hours of perfection block sanding before it is shot. It still looks good when you pass it on the street or see it from that 20 ft though.
More like what you see with fresh paint jobs on used car lots on Auto row. There is actually a rebuild shop in town that rebuilds cars and sells them that I want to talk to about painting my truck when the time comes as they turn out front row paint jobs that quite often look better than what you see on the new car lots.
Beats me, how far is up?
Doesn't have too many bugs in it.
x3 on a 20 footer. A driver quality usually indicates either a amateur attempt or a very aged original paint job. Good enough to protect the sheetmetal.
Look at my car a rolling definition to the question !
My opinion Driver quality and Ready to Restore mean the exact same thing. Which is absolutely nothing.
driver quality: doesn't need to be painted, but not a show winner.
Not show quality.
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Good'nuff for who it's for.
Nice but not perfect, kinda like a good woman.
No... How Long is a Chinamen's name...
What over half the people said they wanted before they tried to screw me into giving them a show finish for a quarter of the price. I would not do Driver paint. The very term it self is a crock of shit! like pantina ! Larry
Here driver quality paint.
Wavy panels, not enough finessing with guide coats and blocking.
Paint has some peel and dry spray and is a cheap quality enamel with a hardener.
Or old paint chipped faded etc. Mine a tru 50 footer. I did it my way...lol
The paint job on this car was done in the mid 80's. Everyone who sees this car compliments me on how great it looks. I agree; just don't get too close.
If its good enough for you.No one elses opinion matters.
This is original 1958 English paint and I drove it every day , so I guess it's driver quality. New paint would be Maaco quality.
This I agree with, one my wife's ot 66 mustangs was painted 32 years ago and has always been driven almost daily in the summers. it was never a show car just a nice original that needed a little floor pan work and a fresh coat of powder blue paint. But if your talking about going into a guys shop and telling him you want driver paint, do not be surprised when he tells you to go back out the door you came in! And hopefully he tells you nicely! Larry
I'm not going to send the money for new paint.
If a bird shits on it, you wait until you get gas and use the squeegee.
Driver quality: A new or recent paint job with minor imperfections on a body that is not perfectly straight. Looks good driving down the street and is acceptable up close.
Show quality: A new or recent paint job without any imperfections over a very straight body. Has mirror smooth paint that is capable of winning indoor car shows. Perfect. One most people would be terrified to drive down the street because a bug squashed against it might damage the perfect paint.
Give me driver quality any day. A show quality paint job at my house would be a major waste of someone's time, and my money. It wouldn't look show quality after a few days. There is no claimant controlled storage, and there is no big box trailer to haul around a show queen at my place. The vehicle will be sitting outside for the most part, and it will get driven everyplace it will go. Gene
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