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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Thanks Jason! I agree with you on the Meguiars #7, it is really great stuff for old single stage paint. I used it on my '54 Studebaker since the paint job is an old early '70s repaint.

I'm amazed at the shine you brought back on the car. Would never have thought that paint would come back that well.

Posted on: 2019/3/16 12:41
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Thanks Jason! I agree with you on the Meguiars #7, it is really great stuff for old single stage paint. I used it on my '54 Studebaker since the paint job is an old early '70s repaint.

I'm amazed at the shine you brought back on the car. Would never have thought that paint would come back that well.


My Pleasure Paul and thanks for taking the time to look and comment.

My work and technique aside, this really is a testament to the amazing quality of the paint. I have worked on the paint of at least 200 vehicles and this Packard paint is exceptional - to be able to withstand the neglect it experienced to then have me go at it hard and heavy blows me away!!!

Here are some pics from this weekends progress with comparison shots

Drivers side 1/4 panel
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The roof which I had no hope for! two 50 / 50 shots - the left (or upper) side of each image is yet to be done. The top image is when I first started this project, the bottom Image is the current state

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Posted on: 2019/3/18 0:45
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Harold: If you are interested in knowing what paint I used for the trunk emblem, I used Duplicolor MetalCast but again, the reason the colors are so vibrant even through the plastic is a result of the plastic being polished so that it is clear

Posted on: 2019/3/18 0:50
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Wow! I am very impressed about how you were able to clean it up, and bring new life to that paint that looked neglected for decades. Very cool, I will be interested to see more pics as you complete the whole car.

Posted on: 2019/3/18 4:48
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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This gives me hope for my 48! Love the photos and the step by step, thanks for "detailing" it for us. ;)

Posted on: 2019/3/18 11:53
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Wow! I am very impressed about how you were able to clean it up, and bring new life to that paint that looked neglected for decades. Very cool, I will be interested to see more pics as you complete the whole car.


Thanks for the kind words - you can count on pics as the project makes Progress!

I finished the roof last night- hereís a couple images

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Posted on: 2019/3/19 8:15
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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This gives me hope for my 48! Love the photos and the step by step, thanks for "detailing" it for us. ;)


Im happy to be able to renew your hope!

Posted on: 2019/3/19 8:17
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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I made some progress on the bonnet I had absolutely zero hope for being able to bring back any of the color due to frequent heat and cool cycles and I was right but, where was wrong is that I didnít expect to be able to restore any luster or shine to this panel. In this photo the left side is complete and the right side still needs the final polishing stop and wax
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I learned that the 51 didnít have a grill mounted crust but mine has what appears to be three holes used for mounting the crest can any one confirm if thatís what these holes are for
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Posted on: 2019/3/21 13:35
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Iíve been following this work which is quite impressive! Can hardly wait to see it finished. As an FYI, your grill is 1952 as it has the holes for the emblem that was not used in 1951.

Posted on: 2019/3/21 13:45
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Re: Saving the original paintwork and trunk emblem - 1951 200 barn findand
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Hi Jason75, thanks for taking the time to detail your work and techniques. The interesting final finish goes a long way to preserve and display the original color and by removing the rust leaves a nice presentation and panache that gives the almost 70 year old Packard a vibrancy with character. Well done.
Regards

Posted on: 2019/3/23 8:48
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