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  • #31
    Originally posted by Beyer13 View Post
    Got a few little things done yesterday. Still have yet to pick up an engine or transmission. Have been giving some love to my powerstroke lately. But I got the glove box door built and mounted... also learned 3 ways you can't build a hinge! And I put some expanded metal in the rear window. Nothing big but a little progress is better than none.
    LMAO x 17. We learned at the same shop class! LOL!

    Back window is cool. You gonna end up painting that rascal or squirting some clear?- or something crazy? 1930 Chevy truck build link:


    • #32
      Thinking either clear or wipe it down with linseed oil. It might be too rusty for linseed to do much though.


      • #33
        That would look real cool. I was really torn on that with my '30. A huge part of me wanted to just clear it as-is. Enough time went by that I started picturing it a flat, rough, "worn" black and that increasingly fit the look of the build. Some folks would recoil in horror but I simply spray-bombed the rusted finish with Rustoleum flat black and to me it works perfectly. (simple touch-ups LOL)

        Keep up the progress! 1930 Chevy truck build link:


        • #34
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ID:	729203 I put a cupped wire wheel in my angle grinder and did everything on my rat rod, it actually brightened up the old hard paint without hurting it with light pressure and quick swipes.
          I then just give it an oily rag rub down....
          Dust sticks like crazy tho (I live 4 miles on a gravel road)
          gives it a "used" look.
          But I'm considering the linseed oil treatment.
          I wouldn't clear... if your surface prep is not perfect will the clear flake off over time??
          I feel like 10 years down the road when the clear starts flaking off it will look like **** and you'll wish you never did it.
          Last edited by Burnin#2; 04-12-2021, 10:55 PM.
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          • #35
            I have been thinking about the way your truck looked and it is really growing on me looks almost like black paint


            • #36
              yeah that is a killer look for sure. Hey Burnin#2- did you do the linseed coat???
     1930 Chevy truck build link:


              • #37
                I did the linseed on my 64 it made the rust look good and preserved... for about 3 months. Next time I do it I'll get a before and after.


                • #38
                  Yep, I did the linseed treatment.
                  yea, It seems to last a few months, but a car wash followed by linseed treatment seems good to me.
                  Been to a couple shows and a quick wiped own pre show is good... bit I have found not to wipe in dust, if you have a rag with linseed oil and dust it will make for a locked in dirty finish. Click image for larger version

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