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BobGlasscock
09-28-2008, 12:45 PM
This was mentioned in a thread and the only sense I could make out of it in context was that it had something to do with chrome trim. Is it a chrome paint product? Tell me about quality and such. I would like to improve my chrome, but re-chroming is out of the question for now.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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bams50
09-28-2008, 12:59 PM
Tremclad is a paint, AKA Rust-Oleum. Also used as a generic term to describe cheapo farm-store-type paint. It's a cheap way to coat a clunker- as in better that nothing. Some claim they can roll it on and make it look as good as a quality spray-job, but my experience in this field makes me doubt it.

Here's a LONG thread on another board that makes that claim:

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=2331682&page=0&fpart=1&vc=1

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Guido
09-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Since I am the one that frequently uses the term, Tremclad is actually the Canadian brand name for Rust-Oleum products. Here is a picture of my '49 fire truck that I rolled with a $28 gallon of Safety Red.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/Tremclad022.jpg?t=1222625100

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bams50
09-28-2008, 01:13 PM
Gary, I see it's been a year already[:0] How has it held up? any current pictures?

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

tbredehoft
09-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Bob, I'm convinced that with the right automotive paint a finish can be achieved equal to a good quality one coat spray job [clear coat does not apply here]. There are places on my President that I can't believe I put on with a roller. Of course they were wet sanded from 400 to 2000, then polished with two glaze producing Mequires products. I lost patience after eight coats of paint when I couldn't get what I wanted in a build with non automotive paint.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 494 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

Guido
09-28-2008, 01:15 PM
It has been sitting outside and is dirty, but it has held up fairly well. I will try to get out to get a couple of pictures today.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

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Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

BobGlasscock
09-28-2008, 01:30 PM
Thanks for the replies. It is obviously not what I thought, so that is settled.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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bams50
09-28-2008, 01:35 PM
Tom, that is good for just what you're doing- a low-buck driver/beater. I'm just saying for those that have no knowledge/experience, don't be fooled into thinking it will give the finish, or durability, of a correct spray job- we get what we pay for.

I'll probably do that to my M-16 for the same reason Gary did his fire truck with it- to preserve it until it can get a proper job.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Guido
09-28-2008, 08:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Gary, I see it's been a year already[:0] How has it held up? any current pictures? Here are a couple of pictures I took today. I have done nothing to it since it was painted a year ago, no sanding, no wax, no washing.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/202.jpg

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o175/guidosalvage/203.jpg

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

4961Studebaker
09-29-2008, 11:06 AM
Edelbrock promotes a 3 step powdercoat process that they're putting on there products, Endurashine (not enduro) I have not run into any friends that have used there products with this newer chrome type powdercoat. I'm curious how it holds up though.

ChopStu
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bams50
09-29-2008, 04:49 PM
That looks like it's held up pretty well, Gary. How does it look overall? It's always hard to tell by pictures.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Guido
09-29-2008, 06:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

That looks like it's held up pretty well, Gary. How does it look overall? It's always hard to tell by pictures. It really needs a good cleaning and I could tell better. I think it has lost some of its shine, but as I mentioned, I did nothing other than paint it. For me it worked well, only around $125 in it with all supplies (including a new palm sander and a gallon of paint I did not use). My main goal was preservation and eliminating the beginning of some surface rust. If I had taken the time to sand it down it would look much better.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

tbredehoft
09-29-2008, 08:40 PM
I'm encouraged. My President may NOT need painted next year. If I put the effort to put a healthy coat of wax on it, time may be kind to it.

Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'55 President State sedan (under construction 495 hrs)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana Cars.