Visiting the hospital for some routine tests is much like visiting your painter to see how much progress he has made. You really don’t know the answer until you see the results. As we age we seem to visit the hospital more than our painters although I have had times when the paint job took several months to complete and multiple visits to see the final finish. I have written many articles on “Paint Jail” and how frustrating it can be when having your car painted or refreshed.
I have painted chassis pieces many times but never a whole car. Embarking on my rear door again this week as Pepe is down for some engine work (external) and some cleaning. The rear door is easy to remove and I plan to strip it down to bare metal and redo what the paint shop has done twice without success.
Painting is about patience and obtaining the correct match of your current color. PPG single stage Black is hard to come by in our area but a few towns over it is available. I have a quart which should be plenty for now. My old Binks #7 still does a good job as I have maintained the gun all these years. I also have some Devilblis and Harbor Freight HVLP guns as back ups. I look forward to try my hand at painting the door rather than trusting a paint shop to botch the job again.
Finally, the GNRS is in two weeks and I am excited about the show and visiting the Open Houses and some shops prior to the show. Here are a few I plan to visit during the week:
Open Houses and Hot Rod Shops:
- Walden’s Speed Shop
- Early Ford Store
- Hollywood Hot Rods
- Stoker’s Hot Rod Shop
- Kennedy Brothers
- Old Crow Speed Shop
The show attracts people from all over the world and provides lots of cars to please all tastes in styles and brands.
I hope to see many of you at the show or shops.