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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TYLER PERKINS, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. TYLER PERKINS
    Joined: Jun 14, 2020
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    Anyone ever decide to see what their original paint would look like if they cleaned it up. Well my 63 decided shes a bad b***h 20210428_181659_HDR.jpg 20210428_181651_HDR.jpg 20210428_162329_HDR.jpg
     
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  2. Lookin good!
     
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  3. Budget36
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    By hand or machine? Either way it looks like time well spent!
     
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  4. loudbang
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  5. TYLER PERKINS
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    Clay bar, machine compounds, hand wax (hand buffed around the pinstripes)
     
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  6. Budget36
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    Dang, arms like Gorilla!
     
  7. Jalopy Joker
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    before picture? 12 hours? use a Dremel tool? - Ha!
     
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  8. Lone Star Mopar
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  9. oldiron 440
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    Looks good....
     
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  10. TYLER PERKINS
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    12 hours because I clay bared it first, then 3 steps of compounds and had wax.
     
  11. buzz4041
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    Well done sir
     
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  12. Blues4U
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    That came out nice!
     
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  13. Elcohaulic
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    Is that the old style Lacquer with the lead in it. That paint looked like deep water. It was so beautiful.
     
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  14. Black_Sheep
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    Amazing how the original paint looks so good after that many years, it’s obviously been well cared for.
     
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  15. TYLER PERKINS
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    unsure, looks to be the original paint.
     
  16. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    You did good man, Donna is looking slick as hell :D;)
     
  17. TYLER PERKINS
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    this shows the difference. The door handle is after the first compound. I didn't want it done to just be ok I wanted to do it right and work out almost 60 years of use.
     

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  18. Lost in the Fifties
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    Original paint was Ford diamond lustre enamel, new for 62.
     
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  19. Joe Travers
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    Time well spent man! I got tired of an old Ford I had long ago and sold it to a friend's brother. I couldn't believe it when I saw it again. I thought it was dark purple. Turned out raven black that would knock your eyes out. :eek: Found out the hard way what oxidation does down here in the jungle country. :(

    Joe
     
  20. guthriesmith
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    Looks great! Nothing like polishing up old paint. I did the same with my 56 a while back. I didn’t realize just how bad mine had dyed back.
     
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  21. I went to a junkyard once, but my arm got tired

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  22. @swade41 Thanks for posting your avita..., uh... er... picture. I ALWAYS look forward to your comments!
     
  23. A23
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    Missed a spot...
     
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  24. HSF
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    Well worth the effort. I did the same thing thing with my 53 Plymouth. Good job on your car.
     

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  25. Elcohaulic
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    I forgot that Ford used Enamel back then. It must of been repainted at some point.
     
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  26. TYLER PERKINS
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    It may have been but from looking at the chips / deep scratches its one layer over primer so if it was it would have been a full reshoot. Based on the appraisal paperwork I got with the car they believed the finish to be original.
     
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  27. corncobcoupe
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    Your hard work turned it into a POS car.
    Yea POS car.




    I crack myself up...
    POS = Plenty Of Shine :D
     
  28. TYLER PERKINS
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    I see what you did there, well played lol. Might need that on a sticker
     
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  29. tim troutman
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    is hot donna a 70's show referance
     
  30. TYLER PERKINS
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    In our wise drunken name picking it is the one that stuck. Also yes, yes it is (wife threw it in as an idea, it just seemed right)
     
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