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10/07/2018 9:29 AM  #1


crinkle effect on door edges

Just about ready to repaint the interior on our 1965 coupe.  My question is has anyone come up with a method to redo the crinkle effect on the upper door edges  They have a busted egg shell look and I haven't been able to find a product to duplicate it.  Is everyone trying to save it or just sanding and  paint as normal.

 

10/08/2018 8:40 AM  #2


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

The way I did it was the strip all the paint off with Aircraft Stripper that I got at O'reilley's. I took a  couple of times of going over it again using a small light wire brush. Make sure NOT to wash off the stripper until ALL of the paint is soft, knocking off the loose stuff as you lightly scrub the harder. Adding more stripper to that area as you need to soften it more. Prep it afterwards with the proper metal prep to prevent rust from starting. Stripping it will start the rust process rather quickly, even the same day. Prime it and then paint it your color with a spray can paint. I used Zinc Chromate as a primer back then, it has been replaced by Zinc Phospherous today that I ordered from Aircraft Spruce. (I'm more familiar with airplane parts) I would be afraid that if you don't use your color of paint sold by someone like NPD for example the paint will be too thick and fill in the cracks. The cracks are stamped into the metal door skin. That's why is used the airplane primer, it's also a thinner paint. I put on about 4 or 5 thin coats of color and came out looking like new. It was Parchment on a 66.

 

10/08/2018 9:06 AM  #3


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

Thanks for the info.  Would never have thought the effect was stamped into the sheet metal.  I have owned this car for 40 years and each time it's been freshened up the doors have received a  light color dusting.  You said you used a wire brush.  Have any problems with scratch marks?

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10/08/2018 9:41 AM  #4


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

There are several wire brush cournesses. I typically use a soft steel one or a little softer brass one about 3/8 wide and 3/4 in long. Yes it scratches it but doesn't gouge it. When you prep it you should go over the whole door with a scotch bright to take the sheen off of shinny metal. (Scratching it) That is done to help the paint adhear. The wire brush is used to get all the crud out of the little grooves / cracks and help loosen the old paint. Part of the wash job after stripping it should be cleaning it with MEK or Aceitone.

 

10/08/2018 9:35 PM  #5


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

Many thanks.  I plan on starting this weekend.

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10/10/2018 4:30 PM  #6


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

This is interesting. I have wondered how that texture was achieved. I wonder what kind of tonnage had to be used to do that? Now that I know it’s stamped in, I can use the brass brush and stripper method!


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10/21/2018 8:22 AM  #7


Re: crinkle effect on door edges

mustangermike wrote:

This is interesting. I have wondered how that texture was achieved. I wonder what kind of tonnage had to be used to do that? Now that I know it’s stamped in, I can use the brass brush and stripper method!

The texture is rolled in when the sheets are made at he milll, not when they stamp the doors. 


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