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Dick Steinkamp
02-27-2007, 09:47 PM
Painted the Hawk today :D.

2 coats of sealer

4 coats of color

3 coats of clear.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/405306693_4c679d432f.jpg

Here's the sealer going on. We started shooting about 10:30 AM and finished at 7 PM [xx(]


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/405306699_bed1747bdd.jpg

Sealed...ready for color.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/405306704_bb37004b9a.jpg

Color going on.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/405306708_f195f475cc.jpg

Base coats completed.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/405306726_698da9aed3.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/405306716_cf46fe5a16.jpg

With the 3 coats of clear. This is "as shot". The orange peal will be gone after we cut and buff it.

Here's 3 short (30 second) videos of the clear being applied...

http://my.videoegg.com/video/dKtETX

http://my.videoegg.com/video/dKtETN

http://my.videoegg.com/video/dKtErC


A looooong day, but great results. I'm stoked! :D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg
:D

Swifster
02-27-2007, 09:55 PM
Looks great Dick! What about the big bug in the middle of the deck lid (j/k)??? [:o)]

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Swifster
02-27-2007, 09:55 PM
Looks great Dick! What about the big bug in the middle of the deck lid (j/k)??? [:o)]

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Gary1953
02-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Thank you for the photos and updates. Looking forward to the next set.


Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Gary1953
02-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Thank you for the photos and updates. Looking forward to the next set.


Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

gordr
02-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Looking good, Dick. I hope I can see the finished product when I make my annual pilgrimage to Portland.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

gordr
02-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Looking good, Dick. I hope I can see the finished product when I make my annual pilgrimage to Portland.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

Dick Steinkamp
02-27-2007, 10:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

Looking good, Dick. I hope I can see the finished product when I make my annual pilgrimage to Portland.



My goal is to have it reassembled by the first of April...so it should be done when you are in town next (with any luck :))

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-27-2007, 10:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by gordr

Looking good, Dick. I hope I can see the finished product when I make my annual pilgrimage to Portland.



My goal is to have it reassembled by the first of April...so it should be done when you are in town next (with any luck :))

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

60Lark
02-27-2007, 11:28 PM
Looks like your are going to have a pair of FINE looking Studes [:p]

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6ce20b3127cce8d0e3b50356c00000000400CcNWTlozYsb http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6dc03b3127cce970d7aafd15f00000010100CcNWTlozYsb
Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

60Lark
02-27-2007, 11:28 PM
Looks like your are going to have a pair of FINE looking Studes [:p]

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6ce20b3127cce8d0e3b50356c00000000400CcNWTlozYsb http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6dc03b3127cce970d7aafd15f00000010100CcNWTlozYsb
Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

lstude
02-28-2007, 03:02 AM
Thanks for the "Play by Play" Dick. It is very interesting. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
02-28-2007, 03:02 AM
Thanks for the "Play by Play" Dick. It is very interesting. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Kdancy
02-28-2007, 05:33 AM
Sata spray gun ?

Kdancy
02-28-2007, 05:33 AM
Sata spray gun ?

JRoberts
02-28-2007, 07:20 AM
Great pictures! That is going to be on magnificent looking GT when you get it back together. Congrats!
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
02-28-2007, 07:20 AM
Great pictures! That is going to be on magnificent looking GT when you get it back together. Congrats!
Joe Roberts

studemaker
02-28-2007, 07:38 AM
You oughta be stoked Dick, She's gonna be Beautiful!:D Tim

<div align="left">Tim Stevens Big Sky Country, Montana "Mergatroid" '59 4E7-122 "Sliver" '59 Silver Hawk "Surfin Stude Safari" '57 Parkview Wagon "Blind Date" '41 Double Dater Coupe</div id="left"> http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid3.jpg

studemaker
02-28-2007, 07:38 AM
You oughta be stoked Dick, She's gonna be Beautiful!:D Tim

<div align="left">Tim Stevens Big Sky Country, Montana "Mergatroid" '59 4E7-122 "Sliver" '59 Silver Hawk "Surfin Stude Safari" '57 Parkview Wagon "Blind Date" '41 Double Dater Coupe</div id="left"> http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l11/studemaker/Mergatroid3.jpg

BobPalma
02-28-2007, 08:57 AM
:) You ought to send this sequence to Hemmings Classic Car. After the 1955 Buick Century convertible project they are reviewing;), this looks like duck soup! [:0]
NICE work on a NICE car, Dick. Congrats. :D BP

BobPalma
02-28-2007, 08:57 AM
:) You ought to send this sequence to Hemmings Classic Car. After the 1955 Buick Century convertible project they are reviewing;), this looks like duck soup! [:0]
NICE work on a NICE car, Dick. Congrats. :D BP

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 09:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
this looks like duck soup! [:0]


I think it was...relative to a lot of restorations. When I blew it apart to paint it, every nut and bolt came apart like it was assembled yesterday. Body work was minimal (plus it helps that the body and paint guy is a perfectionist and a wizard [8D]). Zero rust or even inkling of rust anywhere. Other than a few dings and dimples (some of them factory [:0]), the only real work needed was on the right front fender. It had a "fender bender" at some point in time and the character line on that fender wasn't quite pronounced enough. The fender is perfect now. Hopefully reassembly goes just as smoothly. I've got a bunch of new parts on the way from StudeRich, so hopefully I thought of everything (fat chance :)) and won't get hung up waiting for additional parts.




http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 09:48 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma
this looks like duck soup! [:0]


I think it was...relative to a lot of restorations. When I blew it apart to paint it, every nut and bolt came apart like it was assembled yesterday. Body work was minimal (plus it helps that the body and paint guy is a perfectionist and a wizard [8D]). Zero rust or even inkling of rust anywhere. Other than a few dings and dimples (some of them factory [:0]), the only real work needed was on the right front fender. It had a "fender bender" at some point in time and the character line on that fender wasn't quite pronounced enough. The fender is perfect now. Hopefully reassembly goes just as smoothly. I've got a bunch of new parts on the way from StudeRich, so hopefully I thought of everything (fat chance :)) and won't get hung up waiting for additional parts.




http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

arkiejazz
02-28-2007, 12:03 PM
[:o)]My goodness! Dick that GT looks almost edible[:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
02-28-2007, 12:03 PM
[:o)]My goodness! Dick that GT looks almost edible[:o)]

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 02:20 PM
Brought it home today and couldn't resist a few more pictures...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/406033512_c9ba335af8.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/406033513_590ecc3128.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/406033515_644b23bbca.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/406033518_50df61b462.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 02:20 PM
Brought it home today and couldn't resist a few more pictures...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/406033512_c9ba335af8.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/406033513_590ecc3128.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/406033515_644b23bbca.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/406033518_50df61b462.jpg

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

JBOYLE
02-28-2007, 02:39 PM
Fine job...want to do my Avanti?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
02-28-2007, 02:39 PM
Fine job...want to do my Avanti?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Chucks Stude
02-28-2007, 04:20 PM
I have Stude-envy

Chucks Stude
02-28-2007, 04:20 PM
I have Stude-envy

N8N
02-28-2007, 05:31 PM
Dick,

now you're discovering the problem with doing a nice paint job. I bet those wheels looked pretty decent before you started this exercise, didn't they? :)

looks great, anyway, if you're ever bored and on the east coast you're more than welcome to try to smooth out the '55 :)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

N8N
02-28-2007, 05:31 PM
Dick,

now you're discovering the problem with doing a nice paint job. I bet those wheels looked pretty decent before you started this exercise, didn't they? :)

looks great, anyway, if you're ever bored and on the east coast you're more than welcome to try to smooth out the '55 :)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

DEEPNHOCK
02-28-2007, 05:42 PM
Awesome....
(Won't add any more words to dilute that one)
Jeff[8D]

DEEPNHOCK
02-28-2007, 05:42 PM
Awesome....
(Won't add any more words to dilute that one)
Jeff[8D]

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 06:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N
now you're discovering the problem with doing a nice paint job. I bet those wheels looked pretty decent before you started this exercise, didn't they? :)

looks great, anyway, if you're ever bored and on the east coast you're more than welcome to try to smooth out the '55 :)


So true, Nate [^]. The wheels were already scheduled for a repaint, however...in fact although the tires have nearly new tread, I don't think I'll be able to get the white walls as white as I want them, so...new tires too.

I learned a lot from Jon, the guy you see in the videos, but I'm hardly ready to smooth one out on my own. I'm not sure I'll ever be that talented...and I'm sure I'll never be that patient :D


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 06:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by N8N
now you're discovering the problem with doing a nice paint job. I bet those wheels looked pretty decent before you started this exercise, didn't they? :)

looks great, anyway, if you're ever bored and on the east coast you're more than welcome to try to smooth out the '55 :)


So true, Nate [^]. The wheels were already scheduled for a repaint, however...in fact although the tires have nearly new tread, I don't think I'll be able to get the white walls as white as I want them, so...new tires too.

I learned a lot from Jon, the guy you see in the videos, but I'm hardly ready to smooth one out on my own. I'm not sure I'll ever be that talented...and I'm sure I'll never be that patient :D


http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

JDP
02-28-2007, 06:12 PM
It's not just the wheels, everything is a slippery slope. I thought the chrome was pretty nice before I painted my Golden Hawk, but it looked like crap against the new paint. Nothing that $4500 in plating did not fix.:)

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
02-28-2007, 06:12 PM
It's not just the wheels, everything is a slippery slope. I thought the chrome was pretty nice before I painted my Golden Hawk, but it looked like crap against the new paint. Nothing that $4500 in plating did not fix.:)

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JRoberts
02-28-2007, 06:52 PM
...and while your on the east coast doing Nate's '55, you can do my Champ pickup too! A really pretty GT. Is your black coupe getting jealous yet?
Joe Roberts

JRoberts
02-28-2007, 06:52 PM
...and while your on the east coast doing Nate's '55, you can do my Champ pickup too! A really pretty GT. Is your black coupe getting jealous yet?
Joe Roberts

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 07:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

It's not just the wheels, everything is a slippery slope.



Yep...agree. I almost left this one as a good looking driver, but the rest of the car is so nice I couldn't resist the paint job (and just a few more odds and ends ;)). You'd think I would have learned by now [B)].

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 07:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by JDP

It's not just the wheels, everything is a slippery slope.



Yep...agree. I almost left this one as a good looking driver, but the rest of the car is so nice I couldn't resist the paint job (and just a few more odds and ends ;)). You'd think I would have learned by now [B)].

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

showbizkid
02-28-2007, 09:04 PM
That is a gorgeous piece of work, Dick! I can't wait to see more! Only hope my car looks that fine one day :D


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

showbizkid
02-28-2007, 09:04 PM
That is a gorgeous piece of work, Dick! I can't wait to see more! Only hope my car looks that fine one day :D


[img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

brigand
02-28-2007, 09:35 PM
Hi Dick, Jon has some talent. It's good to find a painter that's a perfectionist, so many are not. Question: do you know if he used a regular spray gun or a hvlp type? seems like there was a lot of overspray off that gun, but then I'm not a painter so certainly not an expert, maybe hvlp's have that much overspray as well.
Bernie

brigand
02-28-2007, 09:35 PM
Hi Dick, Jon has some talent. It's good to find a painter that's a perfectionist, so many are not. Question: do you know if he used a regular spray gun or a hvlp type? seems like there was a lot of overspray off that gun, but then I'm not a painter so certainly not an expert, maybe hvlp's have that much overspray as well.
Bernie

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by brigand
Question: do you know if he used a regular spray gun or a hvlp type?


He used HVLP guns. Different ones for each paint type (I don't know the difference). He says they are about $500 each [:0]. I don't know of anyone still using the old high pressure "paint pot" type of gun professionally.

Looks like LVLP might be taking hold now...

http://www.spraygunworld.com/Information2/LVLP.htm



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 09:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by brigand
Question: do you know if he used a regular spray gun or a hvlp type?


He used HVLP guns. Different ones for each paint type (I don't know the difference). He says they are about $500 each [:0]. I don't know of anyone still using the old high pressure "paint pot" type of gun professionally.

Looks like LVLP might be taking hold now...

http://www.spraygunworld.com/Information2/LVLP.htm



http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

52 Ragtop
02-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Looking good Dick, that's definately an HVLP gun, and yep, they are anywhere from the harbor freight $30 jobs, to a good one being in the $500 range.
When the HVLP guns first came out, I did not like them, took too much time to paint a car, but, as they became "mandated" in California in July of 1990, I "had" to get used to them, won't use anything else now. You will get more material ON the car, and less in the air!
Just remember, Studebakers had orange peel in the paint.
Looks great

Jim

52 Ragtop
02-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Looking good Dick, that's definately an HVLP gun, and yep, they are anywhere from the harbor freight $30 jobs, to a good one being in the $500 range.
When the HVLP guns first came out, I did not like them, took too much time to paint a car, but, as they became "mandated" in California in July of 1990, I "had" to get used to them, won't use anything else now. You will get more material ON the car, and less in the air!
Just remember, Studebakers had orange peel in the paint.
Looks great

Jim

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 10:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop
Just remember, Studebakers had orange peel in the paint.



I know, but I just can't bring myself to leave it in...been hanging around hot rods too long I guess :D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
02-28-2007, 10:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by 52 Ragtop
Just remember, Studebakers had orange peel in the paint.



I know, but I just can't bring myself to leave it in...been hanging around hot rods too long I guess :D

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

Sudsy
03-01-2007, 06:28 AM
Lookin great mate.:D:D
I have to agree with you about the peel. It's gotta go. No point going to that much time and effort and not do the finishing touch.
It would be like chattin up a chick and buying her drinks all night and then saying goodnight at the door:D:D:D:D:D

Regards Bob

Sudsy
03-01-2007, 06:28 AM
Lookin great mate.:D:D
I have to agree with you about the peel. It's gotta go. No point going to that much time and effort and not do the finishing touch.
It would be like chattin up a chick and buying her drinks all night and then saying goodnight at the door:D:D:D:D:D

Regards Bob

brigand
03-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Gee Bob, sounds like you dun that....lol
Bernie

brigand
03-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Gee Bob, sounds like you dun that....lol
Bernie