Author Topic: 1960 fleetwood original paint  (Read 292 times)

Offline 60kaddydaddy

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1960 fleetwood original paint
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:42:19 AM »
I have a 60 fleetwood with 59,000 miles.Paint is original but cracking in spots and few scratches and nicks. No rust or dents all original metal. Am I best to just leave it or should I repaint?

Offline Jeepers Creepers

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 11:38:46 AM »
I'd leave it as is... Only original once, wear the bumps and marks with pride.
Kevin and Astrid Campbell
Australia
1964 Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Offline fishnjim

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 07:02:11 PM »
Clean the paint and keep it waxed good, especially where it's cracking.   Water can get in and cause rust and
lift the paint.   Minimize sitting in the sun.   

Offline MB49Caddy

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 09:48:47 PM »
I agree. Don't get it repainted.
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Offline jdemerson

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 07:16:22 AM »
Mr. Blasco,

     You can find a lot of information on the web about restoring finishes on old cars, and removing or minimizing defects without repainting. I like Maguire's; and Griott's and others are also excellent. They can provide advice and video demonstrations, and even detailed instructions for an experienced body man/detailer. For example, check out:

How to Professionally Remove Paint Defects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPdShfeakzw

As you will see, there's a lot of advertising here, but there is also information that is useful to whoever is doing the work. It is only a starting point and you will find additional good videos.

I concur with others that you should restore and preserve what you have, and not do a repaint. 

Others on this message board may point you to additional excellent resources.

Please keep us posted on how your project progresses.

John Emerson
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Offline WTL

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 08:36:27 AM »
Just thinking outside the box, the paint is original, what about vinyl wrap?  They seem to continually come up with new options, I don't know if any would look good or not, but it wouldn't ruin the original finish. 

Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: 1960 fleetwood original paint
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 03:07:27 PM »
John,
Thanks for the link.
I know I had a feeling for how to do it, but I instead I learned allot.
I didn't mind being pimped by Meguiar's throughout the video.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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