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Projects To Paint, or Not to Paint

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by BDRodder, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    What do you mean? Isn't that paint? It's good enough for me.

    Or will you paint it satin black because you live in a rust belt?
    Or go white fire wall and red wheels with chrome rings and baby moons.

    But that is an awesome engine!!! Is it three pedals?
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  2. Crazybillybob
    Joined: Nov 8, 2010
    Posts: 316

    from Ohio

    Change the wheel colors or a pinstripe is all I would do.
  3. With my moniker I'm gonna have to say the car looks great as is,but if you decide to paint it gloss black would look nice. HRP
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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,678


    Great hot rod. I like it as is.
  5. Well now that is a question. I like shiny cars. I also like old weathered paint but even then I like them waxed to the max.

    Satin and flat covers a multitude of sins. So to go gloss on that car may mean a lot of work. What would be slick as a tick would be to wet sand it and blow about 3 coats (or 7) of clear with enough pearl to make it look frosty. I also like shiny cars that are wet with morning dew and that would give you that allusion. ;)
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  6. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,964


    Very nice ride..
    Your car...your choice.. and no offense to anyone, but there are many many shiny ones like that around.
    It rocks just as it is to me. :)
  7. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,666


    I like it as is! :)
  8. maneri
    Joined: Dec 8, 2009
    Posts: 222

    from ohio

    looks great the way it is --enjoy--
  9. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    Coupe is cool as is but some FULL hubcaps would make it look better IMO...
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  10. Lou E
    Joined: Nov 1, 2015
    Posts: 6

    Lou E

    Looks awesome as is, shiny paint would make it awesomer!
  11. bubblesbacon
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 266

    from wisconsin

    I think you paint it PINK.... with Green Rims
  12. bubblesbacon
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 266

    from wisconsin

    Actually you should post it on the PHOTOSHOP thread and ask those wizards to try a few of these ideas, they are great at what they do and maybe get your ideas done visually so you can choose better
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  13. Dan Timberlake
    Joined: Apr 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,331

    Dan Timberlake

  14. The car looks fine like it is if thats the look you want. Personally, I couldn't live with a car that wasn't painted.
  15. Just for comparison..

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  16. This reminds me of a time back in the 70's when a elderly lady said the Model A pickup I was driving was a "cute dune buggy"..I just smiled and said thank you. HRP
    volvobrynk likes this.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,283


    Sneak up on it. Give the wheels some attention and maybe stripe it here n there. Enjoy it again with a fresh look that way. If you didn't have a shy "I want it painted" thing going on you wouldn't ask us hooligans, right? So fuck it, don't be shy, spill it ya fellow hoodlum! You want paint? Speak up!!

    Ok, back to normal (yeah right...), I'd still sneak up on it just for a change. It's possible that wheel and stripe colors can open up a whole book of different possibilities. The single most important decision in ANY build or restoration, WHAT COLOR? It's the 1st impression, a lasting impression. I'm not fond of quality cars left in primer for too long, but you're not doing this for me so I can take a sincere "fuck off..." :cool:
  18. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,142

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Your car looks good as is.
    Since you asked though, if it were mine, I would go with a solid color in lacquer, or acrylic enamel with the gloss turned down a bit, add pinstripes (tastefully) call it done.
    Color choice has to be yours, same with tires/wheels (you will be the one who opens the garage door and sees it everyday).
  19. JimboSlice423
    Joined: Sep 8, 2013
    Posts: 44

    from Ohio

    If you paint it? What color you thinking?
  20. Looks badass the way it is to me! if anything center caps and trim rings would dress it up just enough.
  21. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,404


    Shiny would look great. How straight is the car, how are the door / trunk gaps, are you able to do the prep / paint yourself?

    I'm pretty close to you, Oswego.
  22. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,509

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Paint? Looks painted to me. I've had more fun with my last 4 suede cars than with any of my shiny ones.
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  23. Best thing about paint, is you could change it up every 12 months or so, to whatever takes your fancy.
    Personally, id go gloss black, white firewall, and chrome steelies with black walls.
    But that's what I like, I'm also into flames on gloss black. :D
  24. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    55 Olds discs, Moon valve covers, some tastefully done pinstriping.

    Yeh, the average joe who tries to come on as cool with car jargon can come up with some weird ones like: heap, jalopy, coupe, dune buggy, stock car. I experienced all of these descriptors referring to my first 1918 T roadster pickup.
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  25. You already have the nailhead so these would help!

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  26. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,553


    Car is already nailed id leave it as is. Black on black wheels is tough as nails and accent colors look so lame. No hubcaps either. Your first instinct when you built it was 100 percent. Also stop asking for opinions on the internet as they are almost always awful and you obviously dont need them. Great car!
  27. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

  28. BDRodder
    Joined: Sep 22, 2011
    Posts: 45


    I'm thinking gloss black, or maybe navy. If navy, thinking cream firewall, cream wheels....
  29. BDRodder
    Joined: Sep 22, 2011
    Posts: 45


    WOAH, thank you for that. That definitely gives me motivation to paint.

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