Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National

Posted by: bsplichal95

Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:19 PM

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!
Posted by: cggas

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:22 PM

That crackle looks pretty good!! Was it a small bottle? How many did you use on the whole pump? Chris
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:40 PM

Looks great. Nice crackle job.
Posted by: petropumps

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 09:55 PM

Looks great! What crackle product did you use?
Posted by: Coops 427

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 10:42 PM

Looks good!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 06:29 AM

That looks awesome! I really need to learn how to do this! Would love to see a picture of the side panels.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 06:35 AM

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
Posted by: SandPCollector

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 AM

Braden, For a first try using that method your results are superb!
Posted by: Done4

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 08:54 AM

Really nice job, great look!
Posted by: Gas Pump Rob

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 09:41 AM

Braden,
That looks awesome! Nice job looking forward to seeing it person later this month!

Rob
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:01 PM

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.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Mon Jul 03 2017 05:22 AM

Turned out awesome!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Mon Jul 03 2017 09:24 PM

Nice! Great color too...