Danbury Mint 1960 Chevrolet Convertible in Sateen Silver
OK, I'll admit it, the shoe analogy was not my best idea, but I was trying to convey the difference between a ho-hum white sneaker and a silver slipper. You'll see what I mean with the repaint of DM's white 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible. I made a couple of changes, adjusted the ride height and removed the fender ornaments, as most '60 Impalas that I remember did not have them. So, sit back and scroll thru the pics as Irmine White is transformed into Sateen Silver, from whole car to stripped to prime to color to clear. FYI: paint work generally takes me about 6 hours. Primer and clear coats are catalyzed, and color coat is water base. Cleaning the gun takes more time than the actual painting, and I've got to clean it three times! I hope you enjoy the process and the finished product. Thanks for checking it out. Pete
Pete: That is just marvelous workmanship. Thank you for sharing. You amaze me with each one you post. I wish I had your talent.
Spectacular!! I think DM should have made like you reinvented it here.
your work is inspiring!!!.....thank you for capturing so much of the process for us....the end result is super slick
What brand of silver paint did you use? It appears to have extremely fine metallizer particles so I'm guessing not automotive.
How do remove the small fine trim pieces? Do you use anything to dissolve the glue?
That's fantastic !!
Thnx for sharing your pics with us !
It's PPG automotive paint, mixed with fine metallic using the original formula if available. I'm fortunate to have a friend in the business who will custom mix colors for me.
That is so totally amazing. OMG, what a wonderful color. The white is one of my favorite models and the silver takes it to a whole new level.
You do such fantastic work, great talent.
South Lyon, Michigan - USA
I use Zap Z-7 super glue debonder which works pretty well, available at hobby stores, possibly at home improvement stores as well. Sometimes two to three applications are required to remove the part. The trick is to be patient and let the debonder work.
Thank you, John, kind of like transforming white sneakers into silver slippers? 😉
Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. This car was inspired by this one:
Beautiful work Pete. I'm enthralled by your posts that include the process, thanks for these.