Cars and other things with wheels.

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by Johnno_Oz, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Wildcat

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    Some favorites and highlights from the car show...

    An immaculately restored 1967 Wildcat:

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    A pickup truck??

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    A two-tone 1960 (could be either the Invicta or the LeSabre). A bit of trivia--the Buick tri-shield logo first appeared on the 1960 models.

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    A custom 1959 LeSabre (three portholes ;) ):

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    1939 Indy Pace Car:

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    This one still has all the original paint and chrome.

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    Go out in style, in a nicely appointed Roadmaster!

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    Plenty of Rivieras, but I only got a photo of one of them! :(

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    A couple more random shots...

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    Parting shot:

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    It’s real purdy. Some shows he won best woody best wagon and best paint. After the Buick he and his wife did a Merc Woody for her. I had the same guy paint my elco. He went for candy black. Clear coat over color sanded single stage black. It looked an inch deep, like old school 20 coats of rubbed lacquer.
     
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    Back in the day, I used to like that really deep Candy Apple Red that was so popular--that green on the Roadmaster I am betting looks just as deep in person.

    Back when I made a few model cars, there was a way to do a similarly deep finish. I could spray on a matte gold base coat, then spray a translucent red-tinted coat on top of that. It beat the single-stage paint I used on other models, but it also could gather more dust, so it was a little more finicky to work with.
     

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