Work in progress on Caprice Wagon '89

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  1. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    That looks much more like standard woodgrain. I'm curious what technique you are using?
     
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    The first coat is Rustoleum Almond Glossy.
    Sanded with 400 dry grit
    50% paint thinner 50% gel stain Mahogany Minwax
    The entire area brushed with that mixture in light and large strokes
    a very thin brush with 100% gel stain Mahogany Minwax to draw very thin lines.
    Start designing with large brush and thin brush the effect you want. (the hard part) Use paint thinner also for effect.
    Take me three hours work.
    The next step, when dry for three days, is several coat of Helmsman Glossy outside varnish with sanding in between with 400 dry grit.
     
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    These pictures are not with the varnish. I will post pictures when the varnish is done
     
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    Looking forward to the final pic
     
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    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    As am I. I'm very curious to see hos this turns out.
     
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    Thank you, I will post pics.
     
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    Looking forward to them! :thumbs2:
     
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    The primer is done. Now the sanding with 400.
    Some pics.
    Chevy 05-15-2018 001.jpg Chevy 05-15-2018 002.jpg Chevy 05-15-2018 003.jpg
     
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    OrthmannJ There's rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon

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    progress is looking good.
     
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    gees - I haven't found time to recoat the rust repair on the bottom of my doors, let alone tackle something like this.
    awesome
     
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    Thank you all :)
     

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