oldcarnut

1922 Super 6 Hudson 4-Passenger Speedster

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I, too, am in awe of this old Hudson. To answer an earlier question, japanning is a type of black paint for automobiles that was used in the 1910s and 1920s before lacquer came along in the mid-1920s. There--my time spent at McPherson College was good for something! (had to put in that plug for them).

 

From Wikipedia:  Japanning is most often a heavy black "lacquer", almost like enamel paint. Black is common and japanning is often assumed to be synonymous with black japanning. The European technique uses varnishes that have a resin base, similar to shellac, applied in heat-dried layers which are then polished, to give a smooth glossy finish.

 

Pete Phillips

Leonard, TX.

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