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Leon's Blog

Jamie the alchemist...

Leon Betts

Jamie spent much of the day giving our 1928 Model A roadster a very cool antique bare metal finish. The process actually started some weeks ago when Alex commenced stripping, sanding and grinding the old paint off.

Before leaving work on Friday Jamie covered the roadster's bare metal body with his secret concoction of chemicals to promote the formation of 'rust' over the weekend. Not a lot. Just enough to provide some authentic base colour to kick off today's process.

To this he added a couple of thin and irregular coats of brown and black paint before rubbing the body with Scotchbrite. He tells me if you get the steps in the correct order and get the timing right, the result is a magnificent antique, weathered finish. I think he nailed it!

Tomorrow he will complete the process with a few of coats of matt clear to seal in the finish.

Jackie and Jamie tell me there are a couple more twists before this project is finished. I will provide another update soon.

Cheers Leon