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1950 Oldsmobile survivor!


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Great job, and entirely believable. Bright trim, especially stainless, is quite resilient if covered and kept out of the rain for many many years, while a questionable re-paint could have failed exactly as you depict it. Cleaning a barn-find car like that could produce just the look you've attained. Sure wish I could find one just like it.

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Thanks guys, I ended up using several coats of Rustall and then hitting the body with a little rubber cement in certain areas. Primer and paint over that, then a little bit of very sticky masking tape and the paint comes up. Thanks for the feedback Lee but like Jeff pointed out, this is what I would do if I found one of these cars in a barn. Re-chrome, and clean it up a little, but drive it like I found it.

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The chrome back then was triple plated & done very well. Unlike todays so called chrome plating nothing like back then. I had a 50 GMC the cab & all was rusted to beat all but the chrome it cleaned up nicely. Being this was a "Barn find" the rust would have been kept to a minimum especially if it were covered up as well. Witnessed a LOT of barn finds myself. Dead on ;)

Excellent job!

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