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Performance & Hotrod Business February '14

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n n n n PINSTRIPING CORNER Faux Satin Chrome By Julian"Mr.J" Braet HOTROD H ey, what's better than getting a call on a Monday morning from a guy who says he has a '38 Chevy street rod and wants to have some graphics done on his car? I asked him, what type of "graphics" he was interested in. (Please, I was hoping—don't let it be skulls or dragons!) He said, "I think I'd like to have the body molding painted like chrome trim. Is that possible?" "Possible?!" said I. "Everything is possible if you have the right budget and time frame!" Fortunately he had both. We agreed on a time for him to bring the car in for a look at what he actually had in mind. The following Tuesday he arrived at the shop with this pretty cool street rod—a 1938 Chevy sedan with all the right stuff (late-model engine, transmission, etc.), beautiful paint and interior. Most people who want "faux chrome" want the real chrome look. But he said because of that, he wanted the "satin" look, which I thought was a great idea. I suggested some striping to tie everything together and he agreed to that, too. I had the car for two days. I really liked the finished project. I know the customer did. Keep your Brush wet! –Julian "Mr.J" Braet Tech files: • Xcaliber brushes • Art-Kups • 1-Shot lettering enamels, reducers and clear • FBS masking tapes, masking paper Here's our project, a 1938 Chevy street rod. 64 n Performance & Hotrod Business PHBFEB_52-77.indd 64 n February 2014 1/7/14 2:23 PM

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