Snowed today, so I decided that rather than drive to my shop, I would bring home some parts to a customer’s car and clean them up and paint them at home. Over the years I have tried all kinds of stuff to paint chassis parts. At the suggestion of a friend, I recently tried the Tractor Paint that they sell at local Fleet Farm stores. This is a thick paint that gives good coverage, but it always ran. Just before Christmas, Eastwood hit me with a sale on many items combined with free shipping, so I put in a large end-of-year order. I bought some of their Extreme Chassis Black Pimer and Extreme Chassis Black spray. Now, I had tried Chassis Black some time ago, but I could not believe how good the latest formulation is. I do not know what they did to it, but the paint lept on the parts as if it was powder coat and it barely dripped, if at all. These paints are not cheap, but if they continue to work like they did tonight, I’ll keep buying and using them. I was really impressed. And I think that the owner of the car will be impressed, too.
Gunner’s Garage with John Gunnell
"Gunner" is one of of the most prolific authors and most visible characters in the old car hobby. He has written dozens of books about old cars for Krause Publications and is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly. His collecting pursuits range from old Pontiacs, to MGs, to retired police cruisers, to Indian motorcycles. He remains a frequent contributor to Old Cars Weekly and owns and operates Gunner’s Great Garage, a classic car restoration and gift shop in Manawa, Wis.
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