Hummmm, I don't think it was lacquer because I'd have
remembered my sore arms from the rubbing. I have to guess Dad would have laid
the clear on after a setting measured period for the black. For
sure we didn't sand between finishes.
No, I'd have to say it was synthetic enamel
of some sorts. Dad was born in 1898 and spent most of his adult life in the
car repair and body shop business. He was up to date with all the
tricks. Hip? The results were truly outstanding. He made a
study of painting.
Having seen the results of a real lacquer job done
in 1982 on my TD, there would be no comparison in the perceived depth. Dad
didn't do this one because he died in 76. Unbeknownst to most, true
lacquer is made from insects. Yah, bugs. Luster is supreme and glass
like with lacquer properly done, but the depth ain't gonna
be close to what I'm talkin'.
Now illegal, I have a quart for touch-up
lac on the TD, but unfortunately, she's now needing a repaint. One of the
side affects of bug juice is it continues to cure, never stopping. Just like
concrete, eventually it will crack and fail in numerous ways.
Breaks my heart.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:56
Subject: =CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB= Re:
You have tweeked my inquiring mind! I
may be mistaken but what is called clear coat today is a two stage
process relying on the finish coat to add luster to the otherwise dull
What you suggest is a finish coat on top of a
finish coat and in the day, that may have been lacquer....not sure what
production paint was by 1957.
Can and would you elaborate
on details of what your Dad did?