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Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National

Posted By: bsplichal95

Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sat Jul 01 2017 11:19 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!

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Posted By: cggas

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 01:22 AM

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 - Sun Jul 02 2017 01:40 AM

Looks great. Nice crackle job.
Posted By: petropumps

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 01:55 AM

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

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 02:42 AM

Looks good!
Posted By: Steven C.

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:29 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 10:35 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 12:18 PM

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 12:54 PM

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

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Sun Jul 02 2017 01:41 PM

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 - Mon Jul 03 2017 02:01 AM

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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Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Mon Jul 03 2017 09:22 AM

Turned out awesome!
Posted By: Nicole

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National - Tue Jul 04 2017 01:24 AM

Nice! Great color too...
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