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Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
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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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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
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That crackle looks pretty good!! Was it a small bottle? How many did you use on the whole pump? Chris

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Looks great. Nice crackle job.


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Looks great! What crackle product did you use?

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Looks good!


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 #689691 Sun Jul 02 2017 04:29 AM
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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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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
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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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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 #689693 Sun Jul 02 2017 06:18 AM
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Braden, For a first try using that method your results are superb!


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
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Really nice job, great look!


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 #689699 Sun Jul 02 2017 07:41 AM
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Braden,
That looks awesome! Nice job looking forward to seeing it person later this month!

Rob

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
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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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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 #689770 Mon Jul 03 2017 03:22 AM
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Turned out awesome!


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National
bsplichal95 #689799 Mon Jul 03 2017 07:24 PM
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Nice! Great color too...


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