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Old 08-14-2022, 03:58 PM
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Just picked up this really original 61...and...the sunburned roof is just not up to the speed...of the rest of the car...

It came with a quart of the correct color paint in the trunk....but not wanting to open that can of worms right now....

I found a color that will work....in a Rustoleum rattle can (semi-gloss),,,,and will prolly give it a shot.....

Other than carefully masking trim....and an hour on it with the DA....what other prep....will enhance my quick fix.....?

I realize most here may consider this a "hack"...but I want to actually drive this car NOW......not just add it to my list of cars that need paint
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Old 08-14-2022, 06:39 PM
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I don’t blame you- I have thought about doing the same thing to my 60 wagon.

The rest of the paint looks pretty good. You can always sand it down, take it to maaco and have them shoot it in body shop white.

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It's a 60 year old car; there's no shame in carefully touching up the paint.
TONS of rattle can repair vids on youtube.
Sand the area, especially the edges, spray plenty of paint on there, as evenly as possible. If it's metallic, add a clear coat; allow a day or two to dry. wet sand. Buff. It will look good enough and you might be surprised what you can do.
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Old 08-14-2022, 07:43 PM
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Obviously the rattle can isn't going to get anything done to it once sprayed. With that, It looks like a fair amount of surface rust. Do best you can now to sand that off and neutralize it before you spray. It would be best for adhesion if you also were to prime it too before your paint.

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Old 08-14-2022, 07:49 PM
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That’s pretty nice looking car man. IMO it deserves more than a rattle can job! If nothing else, prep it all & see if you can get somebody to spray it for you in single stage. Much better paint than spray can. If you’ve got a compressor get a cheap gun & spray it. Good one to learn on.

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Old 08-14-2022, 08:31 PM
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What about Eastwoods 2k spray paint? I believe it has a hardener or activator in it?

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Old 08-14-2022, 09:06 PM
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I’d leave it alone….you’ll make it look worse with a half ass rattle can. Hope my message was in time…lol

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I'd day being two-tone you have nothing to lose to getting it done right in white. Consider yourself lucky you can just do the roof.

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Old 08-14-2022, 10:51 PM
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I used to have a Bonneville four door just like that, same two tone colors and everything.

You may be able to clean up the roof so the existing paint doesn't look so bad. I've seen people use CLR calcium-lime-rust remover (it's sold at the hardware store for use in cleaning sinks or toilets), others have used Metal Prep. It won't look perfect but it may come out good enough for now.


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Buy the Rustoleum in a quart can, it's a quality oil based alkyd paint. Use some hardener in it, shoot a couple of coats, let it dry a couple of weeks, buff it out. Or top it with some clear if you want to get fancy. Will look good for a few years if kept waxed, will look good for more years if cleared.

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Old 08-15-2022, 08:59 AM
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That’s pretty nice looking car man. IMO it deserves more than a rattle can job! If nothing else, prep it all & see if you can get somebody to spray it for you in single stage. Much better paint than spray can. If you’ve got a compressor get a cheap gun & spray it. Good one to learn on.

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I just wanted to add that I assumed you were only concerned with the white roof.

Again, cool driver!
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Old 08-15-2022, 10:33 AM
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Whatever you decide, if you don't address the surface rust to eliminate it, no paint will stay for any length of time. That means more work and cost to remove what was put on. I agree it would be best to fix it correctly and spend your time and money now. Down the road if you decide to tackle the rest of the car, the top is done.

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Old 08-15-2022, 04:29 PM
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No matter what you decide to do I’m anxious to see it. My 60 wagon has a similar problem. I was able to use scotchbrite pads to get most of the rust off- but I agree with the earlier post about CLR. I will use it next time.

My roof is having some surface rust come back so it’s time to address it. For original paint in TX I can’t be too upset.
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there is a silver polish (or maybe it's a metal polish) that a friend swears by - it has just enough grit to wash away the rust, and amazingly often you find original paint under the rust!?
It takes some effort, and if you can find the right product it should bring down your prep time.

Your chrome bumper looks like it could use the same kind of attention - I have had fun making seemingly rusty bumpers look light years better after a polishing.

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[QUOTE=Stuart;6364533]I used to have a Bonneville four door just like that, same two tone colors and everything.

You may be able to clean up the roof so the existing paint doesn't look so bad. I've seen people use CLR calcium-lime-rust remover (it's sold at the hardware store for use in cleaning sinks or toilets), others have used Metal Prep. It won't look perfect but it may come out good enough for now.

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I admit that is impressive.

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I used to have a Bonneville four door just like that, same two tone colors and everything.

You may be able to clean up the roof so the existing paint doesn't look so bad. I've seen people use CLR calcium-lime-rust remover (it's sold at the hardware store for use in cleaning sinks or toilets), others have used Metal Prep. It won't look perfect but it may come out good enough for now.

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I admit that is impressive.
Previous owner tried that....and it was a fail......

Wish it could be that easy.

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have you considered a wrap on the roof?

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I’d leave it alone….you’ll make it look worse with a half ass rattle can. Hope my message was in time…lol
I agree with Muslcah, It won't take much work to do it right.

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