Paint Doctored Up!
It’s really too bad that somebody thought they’d start doing body work, and primered the front fenders. Not that the paint on the car was worth saving, but at least it all would have matched, if they left it alone! Well, as luck would have it… I just happened to have in my paint cabinet, some old Acrylic Enamel that I used to paint a 1937 Firestone bicycle several years ago. This shade of green was nearly identical! I added a smidge of silver and sprayed it on, Tada! CLOSE ENOUGH! After some white with a little cream mixed in, again.. CLOSE ENOUGH for the two-tone. Now the lines of the car are visible!
Even with missing trim and dented rocker panel she’s a beauty, Dave.
Great site! I have a 1960 LeSabre (4419) that I plan to paint its original color. My question to you is do you know were to find the oem body molding clips to reinstall all the chrome body moldings.
I have been looking at parts sites but it seems that the clips are not that easy to find. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanking you in advance,
( good luck on next project )
Raymond, I think if you want OEM clips, you’ll have to find them somewhere like eBay, NOS originals. I used some aftermarket generic clips, and they worked just fine. I stopped in at my local autobody store, and the guy took at look at my trim, then dug out a box of clips that would work. Easy breezy!