In 1966, I knew I was going to park my '39 Chev for a number of years. So I borrowed a paint gun and hose that were designed to fit on the exhaust end of vacuum cleaner (Electrolux as I remember.) It did a good job with the primer and paint. A 1977 slide scan shows the result.
Has anyone else used one of these vacuum cleaner setups?
30 Years of Daily Driving. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
My dad said when he was a kid, he painted his car with a brush. the paint went on thick, wet, and heavy but settled out perfectly smooth as it dried. He buffed it up and waxed it and everyone thought he paid "real money" to have it done. 1933 Plymouth.
1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom) 1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy) 1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck) 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif) 1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red) 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe 1979 Ford F-100 1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red) 1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Well- - - - -I guess it would beat a brush or a roller, but not by much! Jerry
You might be surprised, Jerry.
Kevin Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com] #2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up. First car '29 Ford Special Coupe Busting rust since the mid-60's If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
Kirby vacuums were popular in the 1950s. Spray gun attachments were available and they are still available on eBay today. I remember my Dad using one to paint a trailer he built. My brother stuck his finger in the air intake and there was blood splattered on Dad's paint job! Safety wasn't a big priority back then.
I watch the UK TV show Bangers and Cash. They were talking about an English car manufacturer who painted their cars with a brush and then polished the marks out. I can't remember which manufacturer that was.
Used a good quality brush with tractor paint thinned down till it was almost like water, made the brush marks disappear but took a good 5-6 coats to hide the underlying color. Faded really fast so I waxed it alot, which was ok because I had the energy of an 18 year old and 40 lbs of fat to work off. It's all about having realistic expectations.
As a kid my Dad built my brother and I two chest of drawers with desk tops on them to save space in a small room we were sharing. He used the vacuum powered spray painter to spray them with splatter paint. They looked awesome. Something to note if you need to spray splatter paint in a trunk. Bet it would be great with latex paint.
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