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  • Last weeks progress on Dads car.

    Things are pretty slow at work now due to the effects of the virus, so I decided to take some time off and work on Dads car. He settled on the colors he wanted so we got started. We went from a bare metal sand blasted body tub to:

    Epoxy primer and seam sealer.
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    Next was undercoating (actually U-POL Raptor bedliner).
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    Went ahead and sprayed the trunk with bedliner while we were at it.
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    A few coats of high build primer, a little sanding and final color on the firewall, door jambs etc.
    And yesterday we put the body back on the chassis.
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    Now I have to go to work a few days so I can rest.
    Wayne
    "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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  • #2
    That all looks great! As graveyard cars would say “ it’s coming back from the dead”.

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    • #3
      So, please, remind us. Is this Starlight a '50, '51, or '52?

      Mark
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      S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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      • #4
        It is a 50.
        Wayne
        "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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        • #5
          That's looking really nice.
          Charlie D.

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          • #6
            Looks great Wayne! And you have a spray booth - I'm really jealous.
            Paul
            Winston-Salem, NC
            Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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            • #7
              Man I wish I had a spray booth. We do everything in there. I just built it with the idea of painting in mind. It has lots of lights, intake and exhaust filters built into the walls and a couple of fans that are not really big enough to help with clearing the overspray. If I ever win the lottery, I will have a downdraft spray booth.
              Wayne
              "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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              • #8
                Sounds like a spray booth you just happen to use for other things.
                Anyway, you do nice work.
                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  That's so beautiful it's an inspiration! My "spray booth" is also my "shop". I may paint a car once every 5 years, but it is so exciting when I do. It's like digging yourself out of a hole and you feel like finally! Progress!

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                  • #10
                    I wish you were, My kid!

                    Mark
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                    S2Deluxe = (5H - C3).

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                    • #11
                      I have a couple of questions that relate to my 53 Hardtop project. Are you planning to paint over the brown bed liner in the trunk? What type and brand of paint are you using?
                      Thanks.
                      54 Commander Coupe driver
                      53 Commander Hardtop project
                      SE Washington State

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cliffh View Post
                        I have a couple of questions that relate to my 53 Hardtop project. Are you planning to paint over the brown bed liner in the trunk? What type and brand of paint are you using? Thanks.
                        No need to paint over it; today, bed liner can be pre-tinted to perfectly match your paint

                        jack vines

                        PackardV8

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                        • #13
                          As Jack said you can get your bed liner tinted to the color you want. In this case I wanted brown. I have been told that in 1950 some cars had a body color trunk and some had some sort of brown coating sprayed in the trunk depending on the plant they were built at. We are leaving it brown in Dads car.

                          As for the paint I am using. The primers are all SPI. The bed liner is U-POL Raptor. The base coat is PPG Deltron. The clear will be SPI universal.
                          Wayne
                          "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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                          • #14
                            Thank You and Jack.
                            Cliff
                            54 Commander Coupe driver
                            53 Commander Hardtop project
                            SE Washington State

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                            • #15
                              That's some really nice work. Your dad will be proud driving that when it's done.

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