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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 24, 2017 11:22AM

A close friend is a custom wood-boat builder (Think prices all over the 6-figure range)

He was over visiting on Wednesday and we got to talking about brush painting, which is common on boats. I told him the story of a friend in CA who brush painted his Corvan (two tone of course) and it came out like factory paint. Syd said " Oh yeah, if you know how to properly thin and apply good paint it will come lay out perfectly flat; plus you don't have to mask anything" He also said that if you're not happy with the way it lays out it can be cut and buffed just like any other paint. Just sayin...

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2017 11:46AM

Yup growing up in the 50's .... neighbor was an "Enameler" painted kitchens and Bathrooms..

Brushed his truck and a couple of my Dad's work cars... and some of my bicyles!





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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 11:52AM

Looks like I'm doing some housepainting research,tonight.😉

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:07PM

...Think more along the lines of "Industrial Enamel" and "Thinning". Syd mentioned rolling followed by immediate brushing. I'm guessing "Fine China Bristle"

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:07PM

The back side of my house needs paint; three stories, and needs reasonable prep work. I'll pay T's airfare if he'll hone his skills in Marietta. smiling smiley
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:10PM

SteveInMarietta Wrote:
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> The back side of my house needs paint; three
> stories, and needs reasonable prep work. I'll pay
> T's airfare if he'll hone his skills in Marietta.
> smiling smiley
> Steve


Cool! I'll be flying out there next June. Lol

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:18PM

Deal. We could make some fire runs by then too. (I hope.)
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:28PM

How cool would it be to have a slide-out (Corvair powered) firepump for the Firebrier?drinking smiley

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: November 24, 2017 12:47PM

Too cool to even imagine - an air-cooled water-pumper.
I really love the little blue beacon light.
Steve

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 01:38PM

Wednesday's nocturnal progress and today's beginning of roof-melt.
One of the few benefits of eight doors; The ability to reach all portions of the roof,on door jambs.😉

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:03PM

Yup... 1st Trooper Roof.... sanded rust...etched.... Roller primed 3 coats.... rolled on Wally's Exterior Gloss Enamel [ custom color] and then super soft long bristle brushed.... came out slick and 8 years later still looks decent... outside and I'm certain never any wax...has went thru 3 owners since I sold.





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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:07PM

Show me!drinking smiley
I can't believe I'm actually considering this.
The El Cheapo is fighting with the purist in me.

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:18PM

Just the roof

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:20PM

...well 'that' angle is inspiring...ggg

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:22PM

only one I have





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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:43PM

The gammet of stories the FC rims/tires could tell...
Media and powder for you after a thorough de-rimjob.

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: December 01, 2017 02:08PM

Tires arrived.

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: December 01, 2017 02:11PM

An original BFG Silvertown as found in a '64 Rampside for reference.

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 01, 2017 02:52PM

Wow. After 40+ years and approaching 400,000 miles, I have never drove a Corvair FC with Bias tires! Must be missing out on something.smiling bouncing smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: My '62 PG 8-door Corvan
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: December 01, 2017 03:09PM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> Wow. After 40+ years and approaching 400,000
> miles, I have never drove a Corvair FC with Bias
> tires! Must be missing out on something.smiling bouncing smiley
>
> Corventure Dave


Considering your history of averaging 10k miles per year and two generations,my first guess is that you have missed nothing. Unless you enjoy flat-spots,tracking worn ruts on the highway and replacing tires every two years. As for myself,my experience is much different. The satisfaction of replicating a bygone era,the visual appeal and the low miles I physically drive my FC's annually.

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