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Finished with Dupont Duco

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Found this on the wood under the  front seat.  Being 1925,  this was the first year Buicks were painted in Duco Lacquer

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It would seem that in 1937 they used enamel here in the US.  I just had some fender work done on a fender and lacquer over the original paint caused a slight crinkle finish. Luckily it sanded and polished out nicely.

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All the 1937 General Motors bodies were finished in Duco  Lacquers.  (Nitro cellulose, I'm assuming?) 

I think they were simply referred to as "lacquer" because the acrylic lacquers did not come into use until the 50's.  (someone can check me on that)

 

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Here's page 70 of the Owner's Manual.

They call it lacquer finish, but the sketch says "Duco Top Coats"

 

 

 

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Page 90 of the Fisher Body Division states all GM bodies are surfaced with quick drying lacquers.

But I thought it interesting at the bottom they state the protective finish should be applied by a trained workman.........

.......to the particular type of lacquer finish on the car.

 

Gary

 

 

 

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When I started restoring my 46S about 45 years ago, you could still get original, color formula nitro celulose paint.  DUCO.

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