View Full Version : Hi I am new here.
07-26-2007, 07:18 AM
Well I am some what new here and a newbie to painting. I have been just a visitor for awhile.
I have recently made a purchase of some Picklex (recommended here and from another site I am on) from the store. For the parts I have used it on so far it sure does work well compared to some other brands I have used.
Here is a link to some pictures of my project
Please bare with me if I asked some odd ball question.
07-26-2007, 08:54 AM
Nice car! And welcome...
Good to see another Antique car owner here, I've got a few 20s &30s cars as well.
There's a '32 Packard Town Car sitting in a garage about a mile from my home, Been trying to find out more about it, but no luck yet!
07-26-2007, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the welcome. As you can see by my photos I have my work cut out for me.
The '32 is a tad bigger then mine. :) If you get any more info on it keep us informed. It is always nice to hear stories about the Old ones.
09-27-2007, 09:39 PM
If anyone is interested I have uploaded some new pictures to my photo bucket.
09-27-2007, 10:23 PM
A coupe!!!! You don't see many of those.. Most everyone has 4dr sedans or Touring cars
Looks like a fun project... Are you going back with the Maroon color?
09-28-2007, 06:12 AM
Not sure on color yet. The Packard in this link is the same color I found under the maroon when I was doing some stripping before I had it sand blasted.
My wife likes the maroon. I did see a car at the shop that did the metal work for me that was a really sharp color. I think he called it a Mahogany.
It sure has been a fun project just wish I had more time to spend on her. With work, going to in-laws other home to do work there etc. It is tuff to keep going on her.
09-28-2007, 07:25 AM
Looks like it was in good shape when you got it...
It is tough to find the time...life today is pretty demanding...
It would be nice with a root beer kandy on a cinder red base...keep us posted on your progress...
09-28-2007, 11:49 AM
Pictures are deceiving. The rear quarters and wheel wells had to be replaced. I have some other pictures at home of how bad it was.
I sure will keep you all posted.
Thanks all for the help and compliments.
10-10-2007, 12:39 PM
As you can see by my photos you can see where I am at. I have gone through a 1 1/2 gallons of epoxy primer and a little over 3/4 a gallon of High Build primer.
Is this normal usage for my size car?
Cooler weather is starting to set in here in the Midwest how cool can it get until I have to stop spraying?
10-10-2007, 01:54 PM
Welcome! I raced a 40 Willy's coup Small block quads ran 9:80 in the 1/4 about 148 mph
It was painted candy blue and then the guy shot panels on through a wedding gown. It stuck out like a sore thump in the pit. It was over a grand for the job in the late 60's.
So when I see the old stuff being pulled out of the bushes it makes me happy and brings back some fond memories.
I been painting and repairing plastic bumpers,trim, mirrors on late models for a lot of years but I just got back into doing some of my own stuff and I need the expertize of these guys.
They have been a great help already. My heart started pumping when I saw the pictures great so far. Some times you'll wonder if it's worth it all, but when you lay down that first coat of paint you'll no it was worth the effort.
10-11-2007, 06:31 AM
Thanks for the welcome and I have also found this site and a few others to be of great help for a person like me that is new to painting.
Here is a short bio I have posted on a Packard web site
"I own a 1931 Packard Std 8 833 Coupe 468. It has been in the family since 1958. My Great Uncle owned it before my father purchased it from him in 1988. Dad did some work on old Bessie (that is the name my friends gave her) when he own it until he passed away in 1996 and left it in my hands. Well fast forward to roughly 2005 I had some engine problems and you know what happens once you start tearing things apart one thing lead to another now I am at a full down to the frame restoration. I am a somewhat a newbie to paint so bare with me if I have a lot a question."
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