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Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National #689667
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:19 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:19 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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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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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689681
Sat Jul 01 2017 07:22 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 07:22 PM
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That crackle looks pretty good!! Was it a small bottle? How many did you use on the whole pump? Chris

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689684
Sat Jul 01 2017 07:40 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 07:40 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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Looks great. Nice crackle job.


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689687
Sat Jul 01 2017 07:55 PM
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Looks great! What crackle product did you use?

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689690
Sat Jul 01 2017 08:42 PM
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Kansas City, MO
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Looks good!


-Matt
Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689691
Sun Jul 02 2017 04:29 AM
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That looks awesome! I really need to learn how to do this! Would love to see a picture of the side panels.


Steve Coppens
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: petropumps] #689692
Sun Jul 02 2017 04:35 AM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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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


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689693
Sun Jul 02 2017 06:18 AM
Sun Jul 02 2017 06:18 AM
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Plano TX
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Braden, For a first try using that method your results are superb!


Regards, Jim

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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689697
Sun Jul 02 2017 06:54 AM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Really nice job, great look!


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Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689699
Sun Jul 02 2017 07:41 AM
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Braden,
That looks awesome! Nice job looking forward to seeing it person later this month!

Rob

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689742
Sun Jul 02 2017 08:01 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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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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Braden Splichal

Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689770
Mon Jul 03 2017 03:22 AM
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Turned out awesome!


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Another "Rustoration" on my A-38 National [Re: bsplichal95] #689799
Mon Jul 03 2017 07:24 PM
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Nice! Great color too...


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