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59 pontiac custom from a glue bomb

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Lewis Center, Ohio
59 pontiac custom from a glue bomb
Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Monday, August 27, 2018 2:49 PM

This is a car that one of  the guys in our club gave me with the stipulation that I "had to fix it".  This is how it looked before I stripped it.

 

 

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  • From: Lewis Center, Ohio
Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:58 PM

Here are some more pics of what she looks like after stripping the paint

This is in real bad shape and I had to really work to fix it.

Dan

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:59 PM

Here are some more pics of the work going on.

 

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Friday, August 31, 2018 8:32 PM

This is what she looks like now.

All the chrome was sprayed with the Molotov chrome ink with the exception of the rear view mirror.  I am happy with the outcome of this re-build.

Dan

 

 

 

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:49 AM

What a save!  I like that color. Is it just the light or is the centre of the hood a slightly different color? 

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  • From: Lewis Center, Ohio
Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Saturday, September 01, 2018 1:18 PM

Thanks Mike.  The center is Carribean Blue and the sides are Mystic Metal.  Both are Lacquer fingernail polish.  This was my first real Lacquer paint job.  I used Red Oxide primer under the colors and thinned everything with 1:1 Lacquer thinner.  I was sceptical about usine Lacquer on plastic but went ahead and tried it.  If you use very thin coats everything goes Ok and no crazing of the plastic.  I'm glad that I was able to save this from the trash and so was the guy that gave me the car to "FIX".  It wa so bad that I couldn't build it as stock and had to be a custom.  I'd do it again if I get another one.

Dan

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 8:35 PM
looks good. so glad you were able to save it

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