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DSCF7830 DSCF7826 DSCF7827 DSCF7828 DSCF7829Worked on the ’52 Ford truck today. We were able to get the slick sand all blocked out on the left door. Once that was done, it looked really nice. Chris fixed a couple of tiny spots that showed up, then passed it off to Paul for the FINAL primer. While they were working on that, was working on the inside of the right door. We straightened out the inside where patch panels were welded in and also fixed a few dents and rust pits. The inside of the right door was finished up today, but not in time to get primer on it. Next week we will block the slick sand thats on the outside of the door and prime both sides. Once this is complete we will prep the hood, both doors and the front valence for paint.

Rusty’s debut

IMG_3680 IMG_3681 IMG_3682 IMG_3684 IMG_3683Voila!!  The finished product. Rustys new make over is now complete. We spent just a little bit of time prepping the truck for paint, but a lot of time and sandpaper making it look old again. Once we had the truck looking bad again, we sprayed a semi flat clear on it so that it would retain its wonderful patina. Although this isnt out normal kind of paint job, I must say, I enjoyed doing it. Its definitely an attention getter that really looks like time has done this to it.

Rusty gets a face lift

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This week has been very busy. Yesterday Rusty came in for a new paint job. We painted this truck a  little over a year ago but the owner wanted to change it up a bit. We started with sanding the entire truck. We then cleaned it all up and prepped it for paint. Once all the paint was sprayed, we sanded it all off.  Kinda counter intuitive, I know, but there is a method to this madness. The goal of the owner was to duplicate the old weathered look. We didnt really sand it all off but we did strategically sand areas to make it look like it worn and old. Once we had all the areas looking like we wanted, it was cleared. Not with regular clear but a flattened clear. It will have some gloss but not a full gloss like our other cars. Tomorrow we will get it untapped and out of the booth. Pictures tomorrow should look pretty cool outside. Not our normal work here, but very cool.

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