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Thebutchershop

 
Joined: 6/12/2005
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i got an old 73 c10 step van im wantn to give it an old rat raod style apint job, any tips you guys can give me? i want it to look like is faded an worn away if that helps, any help would be nice, thanks
josh jones

 
Joined: 3/20/2002
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U WANT FLAT PAINT OR LIKE IT WAS IN A FEILD ALL ITS LIFE? opps caps. but yea if your goin for ratrod-ish then scallops flat paints and pinstriping always works.
Thebutchershop

 
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ya i want it too look like it was in a feild,
D Boyle

 
Joined: 6/29/2005
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Somebody told me u could "rust it" with Steel-wool and water. I dunno, makes sense anyway, right!?!
Grant Hobgood

 
Joined: 7/1/2004
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no offense, but thats pretty retarded. let the vehicle do its thing. all those fake rust paint jobs are so funny to me.
Stacy Bourland

 
Joined: 8/26/2002
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Originally posted by framedragger no offense, but thats pretty retarded. let the vehicle do its thing. all those fake rust paint jobs are so funny to me. same here...But i like the idea of flat black with pinstripes!
david49910

 
Joined: 9/9/2002
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Go stick it in a field to get patina. Hopefully, by the time it gets the look you're after, you'll realize that the 'barn find' look isn't for 73 Chevy vans.
Grant Hobgood

 
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Originally posted by david49910 Go stick it in a field to get patina. Hopefully, by the time it gets the look you're after, you'll realize that the 'barn find' look isn't for 73 Chevy vans. LOL hell, its hardly 60's. Seriosuly, build it and shove it in a corn field, come back in 20 years and maybe you will have the paint you want........................minus the cool history of a car.
Trevor Anderson

 
Joined: 6/14/2000
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spray down your color that would be the old skool "primer or sealer"..then spray your top coat...then either sand,wetsand,buff,wipe with thinner..whatever works best...to get the under color to show thru like its faded or worn away..then clear it with flat clear..or just leave it...ive done some small things like that and it works well
Eric Hancock

 
Joined: 9/17/2000
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I vote flat black with long white scallops coming off of the front wheelwells and they MUST be outlined (pinstriped) with red.
draggincaddy draggincaddy

 
Joined: 10/19/2003
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hey ronnie, i say take it to the metal and let it sit for a couple months in the weather and then start on the project.....
Nathan Roberts

 
Joined: 9/4/2004
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well I'm going to try and help u with what you want rather than rag you. Wet sand your clear off and since you wont have any clear left your paint will oxidize much quicker and get the effect your after in about a show season or to with it being left in the elements with no show queen pampering. If you go through the paint o well it's still the look your going for. Just my two cents on your delema
Grant Hobgood

 
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why not paint it.....make it look good. the old traditional rods are that way because it has character, shows the car has a history behind it. not that a guy sanded the car down and let it rain for a few days on it. Why PURPOSELY ruin a vehicle? It's only cool when you find them like that.
Nathan Roberts

 
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I can agree with you Grant I also do believe that it does show history and character to the vehicle I'm just trying to help him with an alternative to what everyone else says. I do believe that it needs to be 60' and later to have that rustic look anything else newer may look a little cheezy yes. But I have seen some paint jobs (few) that look really realistic and old when the paint is new! these have been on older trucks and cars. So to the butcher shop whatever options have been given here take em or leave em it's your truck. Do with it what you will and if it looks good to you then who r we to tell u what is wrong with it!
Thebutchershop

 
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i guess i asked for that, you guys can be a lil mean sometimes, i did want some opinions on the idea but damn, any way i can take critisism very well so no hard feelins, the van has bags and laid on 17 inch centerlines now and i drive everyday to work , its an ugly ass pee green with some lame graphics on the side now iwas jus lookin to do sumthin different for it, you dont see many of them around , in fact its the only one ive seen around like its style, its not a regular van its a ups style step van , im think more on the flat black and scallops idea or a the pinstriping, now that i got other opinions it does help in my decision, so like i said i can take critisizm and build on that , lol
Grant Hobgood

 
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its nothing against you, i just HATE PAINT JOBS to look old. that defeats the whole purpose. You paint something to get rid of that shit. If you wanted that look, you should of went all out and found something old.
corey dawson

 
Joined: 5/4/2004
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i'm not sure if i completely understood the question, but if you just want it to look faded, about 20 minutes after you spray your last coat of clear, rinse out your gun & spray a VERY light coat of 100% solvent from about 24" away. i've done this on MANY collision repair jobs to "haze" up the fresh paint to make it come as close as possible to the rest of the faded-ass car. just be very light with it & very careful or you'll run it. p.s. like i said i've done this for collision repair where people don't have the money to paint the whole car, & i know it's f**ked up, but what can you do? most cars it'd look better with the crushed fender than the fresh, shiny paint anyway, so go ahead & let the hating begin........... good luck man.
Grant Hobgood

 
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Originally posted by corey0814 i'm not sure if i completely understood the question, but if you just want it to look faded, about 20 minutes after you spray your last coat of clear, rinse out your gun & spray a VERY light coat of 100% solvent from about 24" away. i've done this on MANY collision repair jobs to "haze" up the fresh paint to make it come as close as possible to the rest of the faded-ass car. just be very light with it & very careful or you'll run it. p.s. like i said i've done this for collision repair where people don't have the money to paint the whole car, & i know it's f**ked up, but what can you do? most cars it'd look better with the crushed fender than the fresh, shiny paint anyway, so go ahead & let the hating begin........... good luck man. haha, thats crazy that you can do that to match the car. makes sense though I guess. pretty neat anyways.
James Lowndes

 
Joined: 5/15/2006
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Originally posted by framedragger its nothing against you, i just HATE PAINT JOBS to look old. that defeats the whole purpose. You paint something to get rid of that shit. If you wanted that look, you should of went all out and found something old. You know I hate that look to.I also hate the flat black my cars a turd fad everyone embraced so much but I am sure theres thousands of people that think what you do is super gay.My point is You should be supportive of anything custom if it makes a person happy.If he came on here asking for your opinion instead of advice I would give it to him.Grip//NC\\OKC
Benjamin Huffman

 
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Do it old school! Van old school though. Not "rat rod." Put a big ass mural on the side! Something like a topless mermaid fighting a dragon and a dinosaur with a giant golden sword on top of a mountain!! LOL!
Grant Hobgood

 
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Originally posted by grip Originally posted by framedragger its nothing against you, i just HATE PAINT JOBS to look old. that defeats the whole purpose. You paint something to get rid of that shit. If you wanted that look, you should of went all out and found something old. You know I hate that look to.I also hate the flat black my cars a turd fad everyone embraced so much but I am sure theres thousands of people that think what you do is super gay.My point is You should be supportive of anything custom if it makes a person happy.If he came on here asking for your opinion instead of advice I would give it to him.Grip//NC\\OKC i gave him my advice. i dont see why i should support what he is doing really.
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