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Old 07-27-2011, 09:24 AM
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Restoration Job question - paint/clearcoat

Hello all--

We recently purchased a great piece of an old Hollywood studio. It is a large camera crane from the 1940. Unfortunately, it was kept outside for years and looked beat

I just restored the "Boom Arm" section which was all brass, iron and, aluminum. That part now looks incredible. Now, I need to "cart" section. It kinda looks like the chariots used on Ben-Hur!

Most of it is heavy gauge steel -- very craft-fully put together. The previous owner tried to restore this part of it and used Rustoleum Glossy Enamel on it and cleared it with PlastiKote Lacquer. It looks ok, but flat - it doesn't pop.

So what should I do? I was going to try to used the 2-part Glamour ClearCoat overtop of the Lacquer. The other option is to remove all the paint and lacquer and start over.

This will be a showpiece for us - we are a movie production company and will use this in our lobby.


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