|03-16-2013 09:17 PM|
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.
|03-16-2013 07:22 PM|
|BOBCRMAN@aol.com||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.|
|03-16-2013 07:05 PM|
|Larry123||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…..|
|03-16-2013 06:33 PM|
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! :-(
|03-16-2013 06:02 PM|
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.
|03-16-2013 05:48 PM|
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! :-)