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Old 03-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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A little "triva" paint story.

I worked at a Chevy dealership in about '68-'69. We had a customer who would come in with a 1956 Buick, who had brush painted his car with the original coral colored lacquer. After it dried completely, he sanded and hand-rubbed the entire car! If you got close you could see the hint of brush marks... but from a distance, it didn't look too bad!

In all of my years since... and being heavily involved in custom paint , car building, and of course the "car culture" activities... I never saw this again! :-)

I still admire that Buick owner's persistance some 45 years ago! :-)

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Yeow, my first lacquer job, my 64 Nova about 1976, I tried sanding it with 600 and buffing it but just couldn't pull it off, it was too much work.

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I started with lacquer too. I soon learned to love that sanded and buffed finish. I still do it on every single job.

...but I still can't imagine taking a brush paint surface... and doing it All BY HAND! :-(
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Hey, when people ask me to help them paint their car I always reply "Sure ill be glad to help if you buy the paint and the brushes" didn’t know it would really work…..
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My first car (55 Roadmassa) was also brush painted. By a farmer with John Deere green and yellow. He used the old synthetic enamer and what looked like a whisk broom. Excepy for the terrible color. The enamel job didn't look too bad from a distance.
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My first car (55 Roadmassa) was also brush painted. By a farmer with John Deere green and yellow. He used the old synthetic enamer and what looked like a whisk broom. Excepy for the terrible color. The enamel job didn't look too bad from a distance.
This must be De Ja Vue (?) The first time I bought my ’49 Merc It was painted Red and white with a roller. Previous owner used house paint. Running, driving, coupe, overdrive....25 dollars.

I stripped it in my apartment parking lot with an electric drill and a sanding disk. Owned the car twice. Sold it the second time in 1992 for 19,500. (sold it the first time for 750)

Memories are priceless.

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