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JimC
04-06-2011, 01:13 PM
A while back a buddy of mine was telling me that old cars with a delicate rust patina looks so good that they shouldn't be painted -just clear coat 'em and leave them alone. So I started looking at my car. What do you guys think, a couple layers of shellac and call it done?

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/driver-side-fender.jpg

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pass-side-rear-seam-rust-2.jpg

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pass-side-rear-fender-rustthrough.jpg

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pass-side-firewall-best.jpg

http://youstude.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/pass-side-floor-pan.jpg

There are a couple more images at my new restoration blog (http://youstude.com). I guess I'm off to buy a few gallons of clear coat! :D

BobPalma
04-06-2011, 01:19 PM
Ummm...be sure to get enough hardener at the paint supply house, Jim. <GGG> BP

cycledog
04-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Clear Coat? Heck, that'll buff out.

Jim B PEI
04-06-2011, 01:51 PM
I think so...if you can show me where the "car" is :p:p:p

Chucks Stude
04-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Melt down the weights in the trunk, and use that for filler.

jts359
04-06-2011, 02:56 PM
Put the weights in the holes and have a clear coat low rider

Studeguru
04-06-2011, 03:03 PM
Take it to your nearest used car dealer and trade it in on a newer Studebaker.

woodysrods
04-06-2011, 03:11 PM
Rust repair is a time consuming process. Paint hides nothing.....and certainly does "not" fill anything!
Start looking for a better body!
Good Roads
Brian

Bob Andrews
04-06-2011, 04:45 PM
Start looking for a better body!
Good Roads
Brian

I'm not sure I agree in this case- it's his Grandfather's car, and I'm the sentimental type:). Look at his blog.

sals54
04-06-2011, 05:41 PM
Its gonna need a second coat.

kirkdob
04-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Nuthin a little duct tape won't fix.

JimC
04-06-2011, 10:55 PM
I'm not sure I agree in this case- it's his Grandfather's car, and I'm the sentimental type:). Look at his blog.Yeah Bob, it's not the easiest car to be restoring, but long story short, this car meant everything to my grandpa - it was the first car he ever owned that was truly his. I still remember when it was stolen how upset he was, and how he was driving through the ghettos of Omaha looking for it. The car has a lot of family history. Couple that to the fact that my grandpa did more "fathering" to me than my own dad did, and yes, I'm pretty tied to the car. I mean, obviously I'm not going to insist on keeping every original nut and bolt (on that note, if anyone has a rear passenger side fender, I'd be happy to swap that whole panel out!), but the car's frame is solid and the motor actually ran until I started dissasembling the thing, so it's got a lot of potential.

JimC
04-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Nuthin a little duct tape won't fix.
Funny you should say that. When we moved back to Nebraska last fall, I had already started dismantling the car. The hood and trunk were both off, glass had been removed. It was pandemonium. And then I remembered an episode of Mythbusters where they suspended a crown vic from a crane using nothing but duct tape. If it's good enough for the Mythbusters, it's good enough for me. So I taped it all down, wrapped it up in a tarp for safety, and sure enough, it all made the 400 mile trip without a hitch.

Pat Dilling
04-06-2011, 11:49 PM
Looks like you need at least a gallon of Lark Shine

JimC
04-07-2011, 12:00 AM
Looks like you need at least a gallon of Lark ShineIsn't that from the same guys who make POR 15? I love their stuff.