Roger Walling

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  1. ReChrome Advise Needed

    I would dip them in a rest remover and then ask them to buff and plate the areas that they can, and then mask and paint the rest.
  2. Is this peeling my fault

    It is used when applying a second color right over the first for two toning.
  3. Is this peeling my fault

  4. Yard Art in Montana

    That C mack reminds me of a time when I painted one for a customer that wanted to use it as an advertisement. Much later someone asked why I hadn't painted the doors. I stated because there are no doors. He then grabbed hold of one and lifted it up into position! Opp's! Ps, I was rewarded for the paint job with a 1924 Autocar.
  5. Uber Tempe Crash Timeline??

    The Uber company had turned off a part of the system. The driver was looking down at the time. The person appear so suddenly I doubt that an attentive driver would have seen her.
  6. If I only could do it all over again

    I once bought a Pontiac Safari wagon for $60 that had all the bells and whistles. I used it for a year and was thrilled to sell it for $60 when I no longer needed it. At that time, Nomads were worth a lot, but nobody thought anything about a Pontiac! I still hate myself!
  7. fender skirts value

    Maybe this guy could help.
  8. Inspired by Keiser

    I can't believe someone would park a Hispano Suiza on the street!
  9. Painting a not quite antique

    Wheelmang If you haven't sanded out your orange peel primer yet, use a 8" sanding block with a slightly soapy water mixture. (360 grit) If you go through to bare metal, don't worry, the primer sealer will bond to the metal. Just don't remove the old primer from the deep sand scratches. Very messy but 100 times quicker. Wash the trunk and fender areas that you will not be painting along with the entire car and blow out all cracks and mouldings to eliminate the water.
  10. Painting a not quite antique

    Go ahead and paint it!!! It is more gratifying to learn, than to pay. (Don't skip the feathering of the chips and scratches though, they will make runs in the wet paint!)
  11. Painting a not quite antique

    "Sanding primer with 180 then 220 (or more) with a DA or by hand blocking?" Sand the primer with 360 or 400 grit paper. Surface primer that you sand is only necessary to fill in coarse sandpaper scratches. Use as necessary, not needed over 360 or 400 grit scratches. Excess primer or paint should be avoided. "Color sand only the final clear coat 1000 up to 2500 wet?" If you are not looking for a real special job, you can skip the color sand as long as you don't have a lot of dust in the finish. "How long after is it good to sand?" Some paints have to be sanded a few days after shooting or it becomes real hard. Some paints can be sanded within hours of spraying. When in doubt, read the instructions.
  12. Painting a not quite antique

    After sanding primer, be sure that you give it a coat of non sanding primer/sealer 1/2 hour before the color. It will stop sand scratches in the top coat and will give the surface an even color coat so that the top coat will cover better with less coats. It also bonds the color better to the surface preventing flaking.
  13. HELP With 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom

    I was wondering when someone would bring this up. RESTOMODS ARE BECOMING VERY POPULAR NOW AND ARE BRINGING IN A LOT MORE MONEY . A friend did the conversion and used a Jag rear end. I suggested that he run 3" square tube the full length of the car in order to hang everything off of it and strengthen the unibody. It worked out very well. His car in now worth maybe 3 times the amount of the original and it looks and rides like a dream.
  14. Prebent brake lines

    NAPA sells 6" adapter lines for the master cyl. connections.
  15. Painting a not quite antique

    Back in the old days, I would DA the car with 180 grit paper, tack off and spray one coat of non sanding primmer-sealer and then three coats of enamel, all in one day. ($80.00 please, thank you) You could DA a whole car with 400 grit, tack it, and spray a non sanding primmer-sealer and then top coat it. It will be a good looking 30/30 finish* that won't peel off. *(30 feet at 30 mph) In your specific case, tack it , spray the non sanding primmer-surfacer and then the top coats. You could spray one or two extra top coats so that you could buff out some small defects later. Not every paint job has to meet everybody else's standards. Buffing a new bad paint job always makes it look better because it removes the new look and the criticism from the "know it all's."