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#689667 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:19 PM Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
I have really been wanting to try a rustoration on my National A-38 with original Phillips 66 ad glass. Someone along the line had sandblasted parts of the pump and attempted to start body work and then gave up. Then I came across the pump and thought it needed some help. I tried some crackle stuff this time also. I put on the base coat of paint by brushing it on, then after that dried I put on the crackle stuff and let it sit for 45 minutes, then I brushed on the topcoat and let it all dry. After that I then sanded and wirebrushed in areas and also used a scraper and a torch to mess with it a little to give it more of a distressed look. I am super happy with how it turned out. What does everyone else think? Enjoy!


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#689681 - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:22 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
That crackle looks pretty good!! Was it a small bottle? How many did you use on the whole pump? Chris

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#689684 - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:40 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
MATT ALVAREZ Online   content
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Looks great. Nice crackle job.
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#689687 - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:55 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
petropumps Online   content
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
Looks great! What crackle product did you use?

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#689690 - Sat Jul 01 2017 10:42 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Coops 427 Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Looks good!
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#689691 - Sun Jul 02 2017 06:29 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
That looks awesome! I really need to learn how to do this! Would love to see a picture of the side panels.
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#689692 - Sun Jul 02 2017 06:35 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: petropumps]
Catauladave Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
You can buy the stuff at Lowes or Home Depot. The thicker the coat, the larger the cracks. The top coat can only be a water base paint. Go over that with steel wool and a dark paste wax or even a oil stain. Play with it and have fun. Dave
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#689693 - Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
SandPCollector Online   content
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Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Braden, For a first try using that method your results are superb!
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I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#689697 - Sun Jul 02 2017 08:54 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Done4 Online   content
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Really nice job, great look!
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#689699 - Sun Jul 02 2017 09:41 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
Braden,
That looks awesome! Nice job looking forward to seeing it person later this month!

Rob

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#689742 - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:01 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Thank you everyone for the kind comments! A lot of people have been asking me how I did it and what I used. Well here is what I used. I get everything through where I work at Heartland Building Center, and I get great discounts! We are a Doit Best store.


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#689770 - Mon Jul 03 2017 05:22 AM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Turned out awesome!
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#689799 - Mon Jul 03 2017 09:24 PM Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Nice! Great color too...

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