Discussion in '1960-1966' started by Lakeroadster, Mar 3, 2011.
Looks great John. Nice to see the paint project moving forward again.
Great looking "patina"
Did I miss something or did you use Rustoleum Orange Enamel (rattle can) for the top coat? I went back through several pages, and the only reference to the orange color seemed to be a rattle can.
Very much appreciate your efforts in documenting the process for the rest of us. Great job.
Cant wait to see pics after you get it sanded! Sure it will look great. Keep us up dated!
Thanks for the accolades ya'll...
Yep, It's Rustoleum Orange Enamel in a rattle can. Bought it at Walmart, the UPC Code lists it as "214084 Orange"and "20066 13182".
When I painted the bed I sprayed it with rattle cans, but it made such a mess that I now spray the paint into a paint roller tray and then roll it on.
I couldn't find it at any of the local stores in a non-aerosol can, and even if I could have I was worried about color matching.
Once you pick a horse it's best not to try to change to another one in the middle of a stream!
The color reminds me of Hugger Orange from back in the late 1960's...
Fake Patina !
I'm amazed at how much good works you've put into this job .
Kudos although being a poor Farm Boy , I hate " patina ' with a passion as I worked diligently to get away from it all my life... .
I only wish I could have you repaint some of my raggedy oldies , I know they'd look terrific .
Faux Patina Post #17, 06-28-2012
Removed the tape and paper off the grill surround today. Getting excited, looks better than I had envisioned. Painting the lower part of the surround really gives it that ole gasser look, at least IMHO.
Up next.. color sanding and deglossing the new orange paint.
The BIG Question
Will you admit to having done all this fine works or lie like a rug and tell them it's some old man's truck you found hidden in a garage so it's weatherbeaten but NO RUST anywhere .
If this thing shows up where the kiddies & poseures hang out , they'll cream their jeans over it .
Oh, it's got rust... and bondo.... and it wears it all proudly as a 47 year old rolling piece of Americana.
And if it ends up where "kiddies a poseures hang out" I'll need your help.. 'cause that means it's been stolen!
And the reality is it truly is "some old mans truck", its mine! As an official "old fart" (over 50) what you see is what you get.
The new paint see's the light of day.... pulled the truck out of the shop to change the oil on my daily driver. If the insane heat ever lets up I can do the color sanding...
Very Good !
Sorry , I was felling a bit old & grumpy the other day , I invoke " O.P.P. " in my defense .
I'm sad to admit that I'm just an old man too but I still love and drive & WORK my GM truck ! .
if i wanted a Show Rig , maybe I'd buy some Brand 'F' junk or a Toyletta .
An Old Man and His Truck ~ it's a beautiful thing .
And we are in good company...
Well Yeah But ,
Clint there , is a handsome hunk and me , I'm just another old gray haired fat guy .
Lucky for me , my dogs are too stupid to know any better and SWMBO , well , I'm *very* lucky there so I try to keep my mouth shut .
Faux Patina Post #18, 07-06-2012
Finally got a bit of a cool down weather wise here in Colorado so I color sanded & deglossed the cab and doghouse. Next up.. re-assembly which is sure to be a rewarding time.
Faux Patina Post #19, 07-08-2012
Installed the cowl, cowl extensions, pipe bumper, grille and hood louvers.
And here we have the finished product....
Your finished product...
That's an amazing amount of hard to to create a worn out old truck look .
I was thinking the same thing.
Not familiar with the term "hard to to", sounds like something a ballerina would wear?
It's not hard work if it is something you enjoy doing...
I guess my Publik Skool Edukashiun is showing a bit , huh ? .
I see you were able to figure it out anyways .
You are correct , I'd spin wrenches for FREE , I don't have the choice , it is what I do .
My mind boggles at your abilities , I wish I had them or could afford to have this detail of works done to my truck , I'd want it shiny and nice of course but not fancy , just more or less like new again (plus of course my personal touches) so I can keep on working it until I die...
What you've been doing with you're truck has been leaning me to something similar to these:
I hope to accomplish it with a little different method.
I already have all I need for SPI grey epoxy primer.
I'll take a part down and get it some coats of epoxy on it.
Then make any necessary repairs.
Get a few more good coats of grey epoxy, and then two or three of black epoxy.
Now the truck is preserved and protected.
Then I'm going to put good ol' enamel - (blue) - quickly over the whole truck.
I'm not really going to concern myself too much with this coat, because I want it to feel free to wear off wherever it wants.
I don't know..
Maybe I'll go a different direction when I get to that point.
I do know that first truck is my ideal.
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