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Posted By: Lugnutz My 1963 doors. - Sat Aug 22 2020 11:03 PM
In the pictures posted below, the only area I painted is the white. The rest is the factory paint complete with 57 years of scratches.

Just wanted to show what can sometimes be done under the right circumstances.
A previous owner painted my 1963 C10 interior black. That’s not a logical color choice here in hot South Carolina.
I used aircraft remover to strip away the black paint and there was white paint too. It was gentle enough to not lift off the original “fawn” interior paint that was factory original. My truck had the custom comfort seat and matching interior with white accents. Therefore the door panel had “ivory” in the center section.
Here are my results. Not bad if I say so myself. My 1963 will keep the patina style, so the door paint doesn’t need to be perfect.

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Posted By: Hambone Re: My 1963 doors. - Sat Aug 22 2020 11:30 PM
Holy cow Jay that is quit a treasure you found. looks great.
I painted my panels with that white. Now I know it might actually have looked that way originally.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: My 1963 doors. - Sun Aug 23 2020 12:09 AM
This photo shows what my DS door looked like when I bought the truck. YUK!
I think it looks much better now. Windows still rattle, door bottom is mostly rusted out, hinges squeak, but hey, it’s a daily driver and a work in progress. I’ll do the interior little by little.

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Posted By: Lugnutz Re: My 1963 doors. - Fri Aug 28 2020 12:37 AM
Before and After

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Posted By: glenns towing Re: My 1963 doors. - Fri Aug 28 2020 12:58 PM
Wow. What did you do? If it wasnt for that area of rust in the front,bottom of the door, i would of thought it wasnt the same door. Looks great, like it should now.
Posted By: Lugnutz Re: My 1963 doors. - Fri Aug 28 2020 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by glenns towing
Wow. What did you do? If it wasnt for that area of rust in the front,bottom of the door, i would of thought it wasnt the same door. Looks great, like it should now.
The golden brown is the original 1963 paint. It was hidden under all that black and white. The cream paint is fresh rattle can that I applied because the factory white accents didn’t survive.
I used Rustoleum rattle can Aircraft Remover to gently strip off the outer layers of paint. It really works well. It sprays on. I hate the slimy gel paint removers. The Aircraft Remover sprays on and bubbles and lifts off the outer layers of paint in about 10 minutes (see 2nd picture). I then wipe it with a dry cloth. Areas that didn’t come clean get a repeat spray. I sometimes needed to scrape the old paint off with a dull butter knife.
Now it looks like a 57 year old door with original paint instead of that mess I had before it was cleaned up.

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Posted By: DoubleDingo Re: My 1963 doors. - Fri Aug 28 2020 08:24 PM
Yeah that black is hideous. Nice save on the doors. Last year I did a similar save on my '65. There was some rust, I spent about 2.5 weekends with No.7 Polishing Compound and sore shoulders, but it cleaned up really well. I did the dash and doors too since I couldn't just stop there...lol... I'm like you, mine is a daily driver and doesn't get big items done unless I really am ready for it to be down for a week or more.
Posted By: glenns towing Re: My 1963 doors. - Fri Aug 28 2020 11:35 PM
Ingenious to say the least. Didnt realize that it was an option to remove paint in layers. Looks like it was never painted black at all. Im impressed to say da least. And learned something too. Thanks. Great job.
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