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Hot Rods To lace, or not to lace?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, May 19, 2018.

  1. JimSibley
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    7428B6E1-C435-4836-AE71-67F2F4E2CAD0.jpeg 67A14982-919C-4814-91C8-0791FE1D9DE8.jpeg well, the plane was to paint it gloss black with red metallic laced panels. Now that it is red, I’m thinking maybe leave it alone. What do you all think?
     
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  2. Dick Stevens
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    I would leave it alone, it doesn't need lace to make it look good! Big John Mazmanian didn't do lace and that is good enough for me.
     
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  3. I had a '36 Chevy pick-up blue with white lace in 1970. I don't know who built the truck I bought it in the San Jose area then while I was in the Army. I remember it having big texture so it'll need mucho clear to be smooth. I was more interested it laying black lines on the ground at that time than anything else. Just Do It.

    It does date a car.
     
  4. 302GMC
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    Lace was the Disco Era of auto paint ...
     
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  5. Latigo
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    Don't do it. There are better places for lace.
     
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  6. lippy
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    Dick, I'm with you! Lippy
     
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  7. DDDenny
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    Jim
    Think'n out loud here.
    Just say no!
    What's plan B?
     
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  9. JimSibley
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    05E136A4-7187-4E3F-9500-F8624E536D8E.jpeg Maybe panel paint without lace, still black and red? Just thinking out loud. Kinda like this.
     
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  11. Bandit Billy
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    I like 'em in leather,
    I like 'em in lace,
    I like 'em best,
    When they...aren't out of place.

    Don't do it, gold leaf name down the side?
     
  12. bathcollector
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    Panel lace it, will draw attention from the front wheels. ;)
     
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  13. JimSibley
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    The wheels are not all sorted out yet.
     
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  14. Hombre
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    I don't really think it matters what you do. I mean there is nothing you could do to that Willys to make it look bad, but that red sure is pretty.
     
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  15. Deuces
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    Yes!!!!! Don't ruin it!!!
     
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  16. Never2low
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    ^^^This!^^^
     
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  17. Deuces
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    What he^^^^^said!!!!! :cool:
     
  18. maplefrm
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    That's a nice color, no lace.
     
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  19. BJR
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    No lace, it looks great just red.
     
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  20. dan31
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    Another vote for gold leaf,on that red it would really pop and also it would be timeless.
     
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  21. hrm2k
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    If you do a google search, there are maybe 3 or 4 total images of Willys coupes with lace. There are thousands of solid color coupes in just about every color you can think of. Seems like Flames have also been over done
    I remember seeing this one here on the HAMB in a build thread

    Paint it solid to look like everybody else.................Lace it to look like a Jim Sibley build

    willys.JPG
     
  22. oldolds
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    Looks like a question for the photoshop guys.
     
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  23. slowmotion
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    Man, I understand where you're comin' from, but I'd have a real hard time possibly cluttering that fine sheen! If anything, maybe your name or car name in classic gold leaf and call it done. Great job on this one Jim!
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. catdad49
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    I Like It!
     
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  25. I posted these on you other thread where it showed pictures of the car not yet in paint. Just to give you a rough idea.

    lace4.jpg no lace.jpg
     
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  26. F&J
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    Solid red. nothing else on it...looks like a glass bodied streetrod..

    go nuts!... give 'em something to drop their jaws...and something to "exite the ladies"...

    'Bad Boys" driving badass cars,...always finish FIRST.. :)

    ..
     
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  27. BamaMav
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    Lace is for petticoats!
     
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  28. razoo lew
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    I’m with F&J, the red looks good, but just too plain. Do something that says “you”. Or put gold leaf on it to look like all the others.....
     
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  29. I remember when you first started talking about color, and I voted for red, the Big John one always was my favourite .
    If you don't go lace, what's your other ideas?
    Gold leaf always looks great with red.

    Love the color.
     
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  30. Hollywood-East
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    One for Lace here, Great job Jim!
     

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