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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.

New, but old.

IMG_4688 IMG_4689 IMG_4690 IMG_4668 IMG_4669 IMG_4672 IMG_4685 IMG_4686 IMG_4687This old rat rod has been up fitted with a brand new paint job today. Yes, I said brand new. We pulled out all the stops and used up a whole bag of tricks to get make this paint look as old as possible and I think we pulled it off. After spraying several layers of browns, black, green and some white, the truck was sanded to to get a good mix and a good blend of “old”.  Once the look was achieved we sprayed a flat clear over the truck to keep it that way. If you look closely to the right door, you can see an old logo in the paint. This was not our normal paint job, but it was very fun to do and looks amazing.

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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