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A very failed attempt at a Fade paint job like those found popular on late 60s Kustom cars....

See John D'Augustinos fade jobs below:
"Royal Empress"


"Royal Emperor"


Even on Kustom wild cars such as these, fade paint schemes are difficult to pull off, on a 300c, it looks plain wrong...

Is that photoshopped?
 

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Imho

elguero said:
saw this 300 in southern california

...it ruined the car. There are alot of things that you can do to this car to improve it, but that isn't one of them.

 

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Personally, I don't like it at all. Looks like they ran out of black paint rather than some fade job. The whole thing looks staged....lights on but no one in the car.

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chasb said:
...it ruined the car...
My exact thoughts when first viewing the pics. :eek:uch: 'Can't repeat my next thoughts here. ;)
 

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As a custom painter for almost 30 years I can tell you that fade paint jobs are some of the hardest ones to pull off, unfortunately IMO this one didn't make it. Sorry.
 

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good idea. horrible results.

....looks like something id see on an escalade, minus the spinners of course, lol.

as some of you know ive been considering doing a 2 tone black and white paint job on my 300c. im still trying to find a nice line to 'split' it that flows smoothly with the bold lines of the car.
 

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I'm thinking that, for what it's worth,

unless you can get Chip Foose to design it, do it for you, and put his name on it, it will not look good.

lennoxavesosa said:
good idea. horrible results.

....looks like something id see on an escalade, minus the spinners of course, lol.

as some of you know ive been considering doing a 2 tone black and white paint job on my 300c. im still trying to find a nice line to 'split' it that flows smoothly with the bold lines of the car.
 

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Looks like a WWII Navy Corsair camo paint job!
 

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rogue said:
A very failed attempt at a Fade paint job like those found popular on late 60s Kustom cars....

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One thing I love about this forum is how there's a lot of old geezers like myself that contribute. I remember seeing cars like these when I used to rush down to the local newstand to buy those little Rod & Custom- like books. You know the ones, they were probably about 5" x 7". Rods have come back, but I don't think you see as many customs as we used to in the 60's. The 50's and 60's were truly a golden age of automobiles, but when I see all the great stuff that's out there now, I think these times are even better.

Rick
 

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HealeyRick said:
One thing I love about this forum is how there's a lot of old geezers like myself that contribute. I remember seeing cars like these when I used to rush down to the local newstand to buy those little Rod & Custom- like books. You know the ones, they were probably about 5" x 7". Rods have come back, but I don't think you see as many customs as we used to in the 60's. The 50's and 60's were truly a golden age of automobiles, but when I see all the great stuff that's out there now, I think these times are even better.

Rick
I'm just a young whipper snapper at the age of 26 with a lot of respect for automotive history and all the elders that shaped the hobby which I've come to love today.

I have some young friends with amazing customs, some in Westerguard style even. PM me if you'd like some pictures. I have a ton...
 

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rogue said:
I'm just a young whipper snapper at the age of 26 with a lot of respect for automotive history and all the elders that shaped the hobby which I've come to love today.

I have some young friends with amazing customs, some in Westerguard style even. PM me if you'd like some pictures. I have a ton...
Rogue,

While you were posting this, I was checking out your profile. What a surprise to see your d.o.b.! This is one reason I've been a car nut all these years. When I was a teenager, it was great to be able to talk to older car guys and have a common ground. Now, it's really nice to be on the other end (I've got two sons, age 24 and 20 that I've brought into the fold). PM's on the way!

Rick
 
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