Daves1940Buick56S

Type of Paint for Trim and Hubcaps?

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On my 1938 66s I need to bring back those areas that have some black accents, like the letters and rings on the hubcaps, and the areas on the front of the grill. I know Gary has done this on his '37. What type of paint is best for this? Enamel model paint? Or I have some Rustoleum gloss black? And do you apply a bit of clear after or just leave it be?

 

Cheers, Dave

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A lot of people use One Shot for trim work, it takes a while to dry but lasts well, and ends up smooth when brushed on.....

 

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Dave:

I did the spray gloss black and then wipe with lacquer thinner on my hub caps and the trim areas. They have lasted for 6 years so far.

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Gary W. went to a print shop and got vinyl cut to fit the B U I C K recesses on his hubcaps.  You can find pics on his '37 Restoration thread.  Looks super!  I'm thinking of doing the same.

 

Neil

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For recessed areas I’ve always used spray and wiped the surrounding surfaces carefully with a rag wrapped around my finger dipped in lacquer thinner. Comes out looking good as factory applied. No gloppy brush marks that way.

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