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1955 Chrysler 300 - repaint

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My cousin brought me his 1955 Chrysler 300 asking if I could do something about his paint. It is a well built model with a hand brush paint job. It has been carefully dismantled, stripped and is now in primer.

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   Hey Pat,

  What do you use for removing paint?

       David S.

 

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I'm NOT Pat, but it looks to be Purple Power Cleaner, or a derivative there of.....

HEY David!!!!!

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   Hey Pat,

  What do you use for removing paint?

       David S.

 

John's correct here. It is Purple Power. 

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Foiled the emblems then shot it with Duplicolor bright red. Had a run which I wiped off. Looks like it will be salvageable.

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   Thanks for the replies!  I have tried brake fluid and was

not happy with how that turned out.

   It looks real nice Pat!  And howdy John!!

          David S.

 

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Gave it another coat. This time Krylon.

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Pat,

That sure is looking GOOD!!!!! NICE repaint!!!!! Going all red I take it (using Krylon) and then just BMF'ing all the trim? Thats gonna look some sharp!

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Started on the foil. Pulled up some paint. Either I'm burnishing too wide or it isn't cured or worse I have poor adherence. I'll give it a few more days.

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Great save, nice paint

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My guess would be the Krylon isn't playing nicely with the Duplicolor.  

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My guess would be the Krylon isn't playing nicely with the Duplicolor.  

Very likely.

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Yep Krylon is the culprit here..... its reacting with the Duplicolor! (Not adhering) That paint, UNLESS your using it as a base, and then scuffing it to be a flat, to then spray over it with the SAME color, doesn't play well with others...... ALSO it can react to the adhesive on the BMF too! Believe it or not, it DOES...... Somehow that little adhesive leaches into the paint under it, as there had seemed the last time I tried using a adhesive backed stripping, on Krylon paint, lifted as the stripe was trimed and the trimmings removed, took the paint with it!

 

So a couple things could be an issue here, BUT Krylon paint is the start of both issues! I'd almost BET money I ain't got on it...... Reason I'm trying to get rid of as much Krylon paint as I can that I have..... It doesn't do well for craft uses.....

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Chrome and clear are done.

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Reassembly was progressing well until I broke the rear window trying to polish it. Had to make a new one.

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There it is, in the shop, ready to deliver and in the driveway.

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Nice job on the paint. Cute how you tricked the camera ( I think thats what its called ) by taking the shot in front of your garage. Go couple feet away from the screen and squint your eyes a bit and it looks real! :D

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NICE save Pat!!!! Now I got a dumb question, how'd you get that pic with the garage to look like that? size-wise, the model looks perfectly scales to the real thing! -I got a couple cars I wouldn't mind trying that with if I only knew how!

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NICE save Pat!!!! Now I got a dumb question, how'd you get that pic with the garage to look like that? size-wise, the model looks perfectly scales to the real thing! -I got a couple cars I wouldn't mind trying that with if I only knew how!

I took a photo of my garage and printed it on 11x17 paper. My 30' garage winds up being 15" or 1:24 or so. Then I put the car in front of it and shoot.

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I took a photo of my garage and printed it on 11x17 paper. My 30' garage winds up being 15" or 1:24 or so. Then I put the car in front of it and shoot.

That a neat trick! Worked well on your shoot here!

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