Old Photo - Alligator Skin Paint Job Coupe At Night In The Snow

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Old Photo - Alligator Skin Paint Job Coupe At Night In The Snow
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 09:58 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:16 am:

And flat tires. I haven't seen that on Ford paint before. Maybe lacquer check. Several of the big fancy cars like Rolls Royce s in the Henry Ford Museum had cracked paint like that.
I wonder when the picture was taken. It would be a fun car to have.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:44 am:

He can't be lost. That road map on the side of his car should show where he's at.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:48 am:

Looks a little like this '26 coupe we discussed a few weeks ago: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/412399.html?1388764225
Old lacquer repaint was a guess in that thread.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:02 am:

Nice thing about the Model T is you can get away with the paint being like that. Great looking car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:11 am:

That looks like paint was put over the wrong primer. But this can occur with any miss-matched paint systems, not just lacquer. Acrylic paints and primers can take years to fully cure if not used with an accelerator (hardener). As they cure, they shrink. If the primer doesn't shrink at the same rate, you get checking. This can also occur if the primer was applied too thick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:19 am:

By the way, there's no way to fix that except to take it down to bare metal and repaint. You won't be able to "get away with it" for very long. Rust will eventually take over in the cracks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:12 pm:

Those rims look great. Can't be very old.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Fretschl Oshkosh Wi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 03:35 pm:

I'm not a body man, but one told me that's caused by to much primer under the paint.


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