aka_locojoe wrote:Wow spray glitter. Neat idea. I'll have to check into that.
i got it at Joann fabrics... but probably any craft store would have it...
Let's see who can build the coolest rat!
gosh! u ROCK! Im gonna do my typhoon in the same paint colors! Haha yes im gonna copy u!
We were Eating Potatoe's..drinking Cambells soup...
and Blowing up The Old Lady next door.
..you know, the usuall Friday night Stuff.
October...this is the first thing I thought of when you
posted the Paint work you have done..
this is a Local 52 cadillac..it is way more incredible than
these pictures give credit.It has the same Flake as yours!
The owner..who is a great guy.......drives it!
I see it at a lot of shows I'm at with my Cars and I droool
everytime I do.
I thought I would share how coool your Paint work is
....by showing you one of my favourite Rides..
when i did my chev, i wanted to do something crazy with the paint, as it is a mild custom, but i figured with such a big old car it would be too much.
i ended up doing it "gray steel metallic". i guess i figured at the time that less is more... i'll have to upload some pics, as i know you are a hod rod guy...
that is a wicked caddy...
dug a couple of sets of pedals out of the parts pile...
got the frame nice and smooth, primered and wetsanded... now for the paint treatment...
just a caution for anyone who hasn't used the House of Kolor kandy colors yet... they go on super thin, it takes a lot of coats for the color to really show up, and it's real easy to get runs. (it's got to be a money making scam, cause the small cans are expensive, the color is thin, so you have to go out and buy more...)
well, i got the color coats on the frame... still need to do clear coats...
still have to do the fork, and the chainguard.
i'm having a hard time photographing this... flash, no flash, lights on, lights off, cant really get the true color or the sparkle to come through in the pics...
still have a long way to go before this is going to be finished... hope i make the deadline!
well, i must admit i did struggle for a while about whether or not to paint it...
i do recognize the value in keeping things all original. i have done restorations on vintage Vespas, but in the same breath i shaved, filled and customized a 62' impala (it has 59' caddy tail lights... and flamethrowers...)
but i got to thinking.... the hot rod car, is about taking a stock vehicle and changing it, modifying it to suit the whims of the owner, to make it your own, to make it go faster, or to give it a personality.
it wouldnt have done me any good to leave it the way it was. it would have sat in the back of my garage, unridden... for the sake of what? a little value?
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