Work in progress on Caprice Wagon '89

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  1. daniels

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    The body work is almost done. The color will be almond, vanilla yellow that is, and burl effect mahogany.
    This is the first burl paint on the tailgate. Then the fine sanding and the topcoat varnish to give protection and golden tone.

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    Sorry for the repetitive pictures.
     
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    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    Cool. I don't know if I have ever seen a burl wood look on a wagon. I'll be interested in seeing how this comes out.
     
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    Well that,s the thing, it will not anymore burl effect. By accident I destroyed part of it by sanding, so I get rid of the whole with solvent.
    I don't know how to delete pictures.
    I use now an other fake wood pattern. Pictures latter
    Thanks
     
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    That's good because it looked nothing like burl
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    When you post pics, you have two choices, and that is affected by how many you post up. If you post one, you get the choice of thumbnail or full size; but when you post multiple ones, you can either make each a thumbnail or full size, or on the top entry, select thumbnail or full size for all of them. What you don't want to do is select full size on each, then select full size on all.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    But keep up the effort, you'll eventually get it.
     
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    Thanks all. It didn't looks like burl, you are right. A learning curve :)
     
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    Burl or not - you have more patience than I
     
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    Thanks. Well its fun to do. I made trial and error on the tailgate, before doing the sides. The tailgate is not a large area, so experimenting is easy. I think I am in the right direction now. Will see. I try to be as dark wood as possible since the car will be painted in light almond color.
    I find in the web this interesting Packard, which gave me some inspiration. Packard.jpg
     
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    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    That Packard is beautiful. I can see why you found it inspiring.
    Good luck and keep us updated on your progress.
     
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    IF you need to see what real wood grain looks like, try duplicating some of these. The first two show various walnut grains and the last one is pine.


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    I appreciate your help. Thanks
     
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    This is my last paint job. Done today. How do you think?
    I Always much appreciate your comments.
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    You're getting better.
     

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