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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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That is an excellent idea and photos are big help.
This I can do.
Thank you both.

Posted on: 10/30 9:58:15
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I dug out the fenders so I can work on them this winter. Does anyone have any tricks on how to stabilize these monsters while working on them. I never worked on a fender that is as large as a riding mower before.

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Posted on: 10/29 18:22:04
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I got on two coats of high-build primer this weekend. I choose the Eastwood primer simply because I am lazy. It is a one step primer with no need to use a catalyst. All the other brands that I saw needed a separate catalyst mixed with it. The price for primer and catalyst and the one step from Eastwood are pretty much the same. I paid about $130 and used about 3/4 of a gallon to put coats on what you see here. Itís amazing the flaws that you can see now, when itís all one color. The epoxy primer shows some but you canít see them unless you turn off the lights due to the reflection off that white. This grey primer has no problem showing the areas that still need work but that is alright. I knew better than to expect perfection at this point.

I took some before and after photos just to show how the high build primer covered up some things and what it did not cover. That said, it covers scratch marks of 80 grit or higher, very well. The 40 grit sand markís are better but still visible. Small dimples and poorly sanded body filler are still visible. Do not expect a high build primer to save the day or cut body work in half because you will be disappointed.
I am pleased with my results but I spent many hours working on the worst spot beforehand. By spring I should be ready for a 2K primer.

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Posted on: 10/26 14:36:14
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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That is what "high build" primer is.
I ordered a gallon from Eastwood that should be here in a couple days.

It will fill scratches and other mild abrasions but not sure what else.
Probably be another 10 days before I put that on the body.

I'll try to capture some, before and after, close ups and post them because I've never used the stuff before.

Posted on: 10/13 16:38:29
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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It is only 1 coat of epoxy primer. I only had 1 quart of the stuff and used every drop that to do what you see here.
Will have to get another quart to do the door and fenders this winter.

I have a gallon of the high build primer and will use 2 coats with that.

Have also used 1.5 gallons of body filler so far. Should not need much more but, we shall see.

Posted on: 10/12 16:13:40
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Its just an epoxy sealer but if feels so good just to have it looking different. It will be gray with primer in a couple weeks.

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Posted on: 10/9 19:20:18
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I just used a sand colored rust -oleum paint. Got it at Home Dept. Used a small roller for most of it but also used a few rattle cans for the hard to reach places. Not to worried about a second coat on all of it.

By the time the sound proofing tiles go in and the truck is coated correctly it will not matter.

Posted on: 9/28 18:50:26
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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I finally got the interior painted. To bad it will eventually be covered up and never be seen by anyone outside this blog. Still hoping to epoxy seal the exterior before it gets cold.


Planning to spend the winter month working on the fenders, doors and dash board.

The 400 has been in my shop for so long I'm not sure what to do next to be honest.

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Posted on: 9/27 16:58:28
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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Well, damn it! I was hoping I had actually found one that was Jade and Topaz. The Jade and Agate can look the same in certain lights.

The 2 images below are of the exact same car taken from difffert angles.

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Posted on: 8/17 17:30:41
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Re: Stewart's 1955 Packard 400
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This 55, 400 is for sale in Columbus OH.
Is this White Jade and Topaz?

If it is, I've been looking for an good image this color combo for a while. This is the direction I am moving toward on my 400.

The only White Jade and Topaz cars that I have seen so far have been parts cars.

I love the white body.

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Posted on: 8/17 14:39:49
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