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Hot Rods *My Roadster Finally has PAINT! + LSRU 2016*

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,588

    from Nebraska

    The last three weeks have been crazy... a blur to say the least.

    Three weeks ago, we had our annual indoor car show, the Omaha World of Wheels. Nine of us registered our cars together - all Omaha Hot Rods. I had to keep my car together for that show, so it was difficult to do much work on it. While at the show that weekend, my buddy Jason mentioned painting it before leaving for the Lonestar Roundup. We came up with a plan and went for it!

    (photo of our cars at the Omaha World of Wheels)

    After getting the car home from that show, I had about 10 days to get it ready for paint. It had been in primer with a bare aluminum hood for three years. I had to do some 320 grit blocking and DA 320, as well as welding/body-working some holes on the cowl from the old Hallock windshield that was on it. I worked on it nearly every day and disassembled what I could to get ready for paint. The Thursday evening and Friday before leaving for the LSRU, Jason @jho sprayed everything. We used single-stage enamel paint and it turned out much better than expected. We started with 1/2 gallon of Ford (tractor) blue and added 22 oz. of Rustoleum flat black to come up with the color. It's close to Washington Blue. He added hardener and thinned it with lacquer thinner to spray.

    Here are the results!






    I'll get more photos posted soon, it was a bit of a challenge just getting these to upload!
  2. Looks great Nick!
  3. Nick,I've always liked your roadster but it looks like a entirely different car. HRP
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  4. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 710

    from Oregon

    Wow! Beautiful! Grats on the new shiny stuff!
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  5. car sure looks great Nick...
  6. Looks great Nick! I love the color choice and agree it totally changed the car.
  7. Looks great! I bet its a helluva lot better to keep cleaned up!
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  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,916

    Jalopy Joker

    ya done good!! the part painted, kinda rough look is OK for a while. but, a finished (never really done) look with paint is much better,
  9. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,928

    scrap metal 48

    Man, That looks great.. Really like the color too...
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  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,880


    That looks great, I'm thinking you did it for not much more than a round of drinks in Austin too.
  11. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,017

    1. S.F.C.C.

    That really turned out a neat color. I love it with the interior color. Like the rear tail lights too.
  12. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,061

    from Houston

    And somewhere a H.A.M.B.E.R. is banging his head against the wall over the$5k he spent for bc/cc..
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  13. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,017

    1. S.F.C.C.

    Bang, bang, bang!
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  14. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,576

    A Boner

    Looks that's how to paint a HOT ROD!
  15. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    Love the color Nick!
  16. Saw your car outside of Jo's coffee. It really does look good . Hope you had a great time and a safe ride home .
  17. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,181


    great looking color! saw it at the lsru looks amazing in person
  18. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    from Locust NC

  19. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,794

    Deuced Up!

    Very cool!
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  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104


    Really nice car, like that full side shot with the rear tires dead center in the wheel wells. Nice job. Bob
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  21. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,784


    Looks great Nick. Saw tons of pics of it from the Roundup.
  22. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,859

    Buddy Palumbo

    It looks darn good !
  23. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,102

    from nor cal

    Outstanding, and the color created is perfect. It looks like a 30's vintage color.
  24. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    Beautiful on ALL levels.
  25. Nick,
    Look KILLER my friend...Can't wait to see it in person....Like the color choice ya made on it.
    Hope to see you on the road this summer. Got the 3 window on the road at last and am having a blast. Was wanting to make it in time for LSRU but fell a couple weeks short.
  26. Great colour, I had seen pics on IG but it didn't click that it was your roadster. Great to see it finished.
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  27. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,406


    Looks great, impressive results especially considering the modest materials.
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