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Hot Rods Put it off long enough, Got Painted today.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by R Frederick, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    I had the car pretty straight, but it still took me 2 weeks to get it straight enough for black. I'm pretty jacked that it came out pretty straight.:D
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  2. Stu D Baker
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    Looking good. Stu
     
  3. That came out amazing.
     

  4. R Frederick
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    Thanks, I reluctantly tried a new paint this time with the advise from a friend. Sherwin Williams acrylic enamel. I bought a gallon with activator for under $150. It laid real nice, covered real well, and cured just as fast as the PPG I have used in the past at double the cost. The orange peel is very minimal and should cut real nice for buffing. I did put 6 coats on it.
     
  5. Dan in Pasadena
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    Ooooh.....shineee paint. Me likey! Lol
     
  6. olscrounger
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    very nice---great job
     
  7. R Frederick
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    So shineeee, I have plans to buy a new dust mop tomorrow.;)
     
  8. low budget
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    I can almost smell it. I can see a little peel but yeah it looks pretty good.
    I think some gold pinstriping around the edges would look good as it for some reason reminds me of a hotwheel and/or model car paddy wagon I had as a kid.
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  9. I used Sherwin Williams ( Martin Seynour ) on my roadster. Crossfire Urethane base/clear, half the price of PPG. They make good paint, although I didn't have the stones to go black. A little 1000 grit wet then 1500 and a buffer and you'll really have a nice glass finish. Good job.:cool:
     
  10. R Frederick
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    That's a thought. I was actually planning on putting a tomato red pinstripe flame job on it. Something very subtle to break it up a little.
     
  11. R Frederick
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    Got it together enough to take it for a spin. Have TONS of cleaning left to do.
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  12. Love the Black!
     
  13. R Frederick
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    Thanks, I'm glad to have it "finished" after driving it for 3 years.
     

  14. Hot Rodders definition of finished is only about 37 things left to do but it's a driver. :D:D
     
  15. SuRfAcE_RuSt
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    Only 2 weeks? Hell, it takes me 2 weeks to stick a car in primer. Nice job
     
  16. R Frederick
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    The hardest part was making the commitment to tear a driver back down.:(
     
  17. R Frederick
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    OK, I'm officially digging the black a lot. Wish I had the energy left to clean it today, but I'm probably better off staying away from the paint anyway.
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  18. tfeverfred
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    Ol' Henry would be proud. Car looks really good.
     
  19. ol-nobull
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    Hi. Really came out great. My 46 Chevy needs some touch up in a few places but I have almost decided to do a complete repaint in the same Silver Aqua paint. In about a month it will be in the shop getting all the window rubber & seals replaced so that will be a good time to go ahead & do a paint job while all the glass is out.
    Hope mine comes out as nice as yours did.
    Jimmie
     
  20. motoandy
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    Looks great.ol black betty.
     
  21. R Frederick
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    Henry who? It's a Willy's, lol.:D
     
  22. R Frederick
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    Got the 5" fronts painted tonight, waiting by the mailbox for front tires.
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  23. woodbutcher
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    :D Dayam.Get out the Foster Grants.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  24. low budget
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    Hey its yours, do as you please but I think if your gonna run painted steelies on that car,which is a cool idea by the way, they would look better black like the car is with caps something like this for a more classy high end look you might say,theres more pics of cars with black wheels and caps etc.floatin around here if you wanna look.
    ....only thing is if you were gonna go that direction I probably wouldnt get wild with pinstriping as I suggested earlier, that would be a diffrent type car with diffrent type wheels etc. [​IMG]

    Not to insult at all in any way but the silver painted wheels just looks like a cheap wanna be mag wheel instead of embracing the cool steel wheel it is with black or maybe even bronze or somthing, not red or cream on that car.
    But like I said thats just my kind of opinionative, opinion this morning carry on as you please.
     
  25. R Frederick
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    I don't like black wheels, maybe because of the latest fad of all these kids blacking out everything I guess. I would say that your wheels would look cool with a slim trim ring at the bead. I think I might experiment with a pinstripe or something though. I agree with the wanna-be mag as I would rather have a set of halibrands on the car of course.
    Now you got me thinking about trim rings, Dammit, lol.:) but I know that wouldn't work out with the cheater slicks.
     
  26. Nice job, the car looks great. Has a evil look in the black!
     
  27. R Frederick
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    I also enjoy how helpful these tire sales websites are. First, I had to make up a vehicle for the order form to be processed because their calendar didn't go back to 1923, lol.
    Then I get this vital information in my confirmation E-mail.
    *** Since you have purchased fewer than four tires (or wheels), you must mount the new tires on the rear of your vehicle for best safety and handling. ***
    That would look awesome with 165/80/15's on the back and 10"x29" cheater slicks on the front.:rolleyes:
     
  28. Roger53
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    Very nice I'm thinking the wheel will go great .It will break the black great. By the way I've gone from DuPont to S/W I real like it. Again car looks great. Roger
     
  29. R Frederick
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    I'm still amazed how low cost the SW is compared to the bottom of the barrel PPG I was using, and same characteristics at least as far as I can tell. I'll know when I cut and buff it.
     

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