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  • First Stab at Painting. Helping Friend with Stude Habit.

    Thought I would share an experience my buddy Dave and I have been working toward for a year or three. We are pleased with the make-over.
    If you are a painter, don't look. If you don't mind a little machinery painting for utility purposes, this may not be too offensive.
    Cost was a driving factor, the paint was surplus oil based machinery paint, the gun right off the boat from hazard fraught tool store.
    Dave did a ton of surface prep' and it took us a little while to navigate the ever changing availability of chemicals southern California, and the cheap gravity feed guns manners, but it is now presentable.
    Dave has a good attitude about this field paint job. He says if anybody comments "that paint looks terrible", he can answer, "what do you expect, I painted it in a field". If anybody comments, "that paint looks good", he can say "thanks, I painted it in a field".
    I included a view of what he started with. It worked out pretty well, I help him, he helps me, and its a good time. Now..back to the wagon.
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    Ross.
    Riverside, Ca.
    1957 Provincial X2
    1958 Transtar

  • #2
    I've seen a whole lot worse.

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    • #3
      That paint looks very good.

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      • #4
        Good job guys!!

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        • #5
          If you guys are happy with the results than mission accomplished! I would drive it!
          Tom
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          • #6
            20 foot paint jobs are my forte', so it looks almost perfect to me! (One little dimple in the left rear bed corner, be we won't mention that.) The only problem with machinery paint is it probably has no, or little UV protection, so it will dull quickly, and oxidize. Great job, and it looks SOOO much better that it did!
            Corley

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            • #7
              You've renewed my hope. After reading the thread about the $3500.00 and up paint jobs, I was about ready to give up all hope of being able to afford an old car.
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              "In the heart of Arkansas."
              Searcy, Arkansas
              1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
              1952 2R pickup

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              • #8
                Looks good to me, guys.If my car looked that good, I'd be more than happy!

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                • #9
                  Lookin' good Ross!!!




                  StudeDave '57
                  StudeDave '57
                  US Navy (retired)

                  3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                  SDC Member since 1985

                  past President
                  Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                  San Diego Chapter SDC

                  past Vice President
                  San Diego Chapter SDC
                  North Florida Chapter SDC

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                  • #10
                    Great to see another one back on the road!
                    Milt

                    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
                    1961 Hawk 4-speed
                    1967 Avanti
                    1961 Lark 2 door
                    1988 Avanti Convertible

                    Member of SDC since 1973

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                    • #11
                      Anybody tell you, "your bed don't fit"?
                      KURTRUK
                      (read it backwards)




                      Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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                      • #12
                        "Good Job you guys!", I've painted everyplace and yours looks very good for a "Field Job!.' Thanks for putting another Studebaker back on the road!..

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                        • #13
                          Good for another 20 years

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                          • #14
                            WOW! Not so bad, indeed!

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                            • #15
                              That truck is lookin good ! Night & day compared to what it looked like before. Do you have any idea about how many labor hours were involved, from start to finish?

                              Joe

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