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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1285614 Wed Oct 31 2018 08:24 PM
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I've just been working on the Faux-patina lately, it's pretty slow going but I'm starting to sand everything to prep for clear coat. Getting closer. I did manage to score a good set of used 215/85/16 tires today and picked up my valve stems! That's a big thing checked off my list. Now I have the wheels painted, valve stems and tires so I should be able to put them together this weekend. I'll wait to put them on the truck until after I'm done painting though.

EDIT: Photos added. One thing I did notice while putting the tires on was since my wheels are older style they don't have a safety bead. When I aired up the tires they just filled up with no "pop" that comes when the bead blows past the safety bead. The first one was strange until I figured out what it was doing.

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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1287187 Mon Nov 12 2018 06:43 PM
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Made more progress over the weekend. I made a big decision to NOT clear coat the faux-patina like I was originally planning on doing and just do a cut and polish. The biggest reason was because I'm not completely sold on the idea of clear coat and I think it might reduce the number of interested buyers, and, the truck is so solid and straight that if the next owner wants to clean up the body a bit and paint it they don't have to sand off hard clear coat to do it.

This is one pass with cutting compound. It will need two or three cuts and a couple passes with polish. Also, I sanded the paint off of the front emblem then blocked the face with 150g sand paper. I think it turned out good.


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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1288086 Mon Nov 19 2018 06:21 PM
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Another weekend of progress... Tubeless tires are holding air so far and I like the size of the 215/85/16's. These photos are with the front half cut a couple times and back half sanded ready to be cut. I like both ways so if the next owner likes the dull look they can just let it fade.


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Last edited by e9coupe; Wed Nov 21 2018 04:17 PM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1290541 Mon Dec 10 2018 05:32 PM
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Used Rustoleum Enamel for the first time over the weekend. Sprayed in 50deg weather with a 50/50 Acetone mix. I like the results and it looks like it would be durable.

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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1290611 Tue Dec 11 2018 02:47 AM
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My experience with Rustoleum which I mostly use, is it fades if in the sun, haven't tried waxing it to bring back the shine, yet.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
EdPruss #1290671 Tue Dec 11 2018 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
My experience with Rustoleum which I mostly use, is it fades if in the sun, haven't tried waxing it to bring back the shine, yet.

Ed


Makes sense, most single-stage paints I've used fade without maintenance. I'm going to use it on the running boards mostly because it would be easier to touch up as they get scuffed, versus a two-stage with a hard clear coat. Hard to say which would be better.

Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1290692 Tue Dec 11 2018 07:08 PM
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My 2-part urethane paint jobs have not faded (PPG Omni and, I think, DCC).
However, they are only around 15-20 years old.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1291478 Mon Dec 17 2018 06:04 PM
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Running boards done. Three coats of Rustoleum put on fairly thick. Painted it when it was pretty cold and didn't have any issues with sags or runs on the vertical surfaces. 50/50 paint and Acetone.


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Last edited by e9coupe; Mon Dec 17 2018 06:06 PM.
Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1291582 Tue Dec 18 2018 04:52 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
That looks pretty sharp!


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Re: 1951 GMC 100 Project Updates...
e9coupe #1294999 Tue Jan 15 2019 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by e9coupe
A little more time spent on the faux-patina. I soften up the paint and scrub it off with a scratch pad then sand it lightly with 180g to take the edges off without making sanding marks. I'll wet sand it with 400g before putting on the clear and see what happens. I started painting the wheels also. I decided to use rattle can paint on the wheels so they can be touched up easier in the future. Went for the brighter red thinking that it will tone down a little bit once it gets a little use but they look pretty dang bright. With the hubcap on it's looking pretty good so I guess we'll see.



I love your build. If you're worried about how bright the rims are, I find whitewalls or beauty/trim rings on the rims help cut down the brightness of the paint.


1953 Canadian GMC 9314 w/ (factory) Chevy 235
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