Friday, April 15, 2011

National Street Rod Association

National Street Rod Association is May 27-29, 2011 in Springfield, Missouri. 66 Auto Color will be entering their '34 Chevy 5 Window Master Coupe.  We  hope to see you there.  National Street Rod Association holds events all over the country. View their website under the tab "Events" to find one close to you.  Get entered - Get involved - Have some Fun!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Vintage Rods - 38th Rod Run

Upcoming Events

Nothing says summer like hot days and hot rods.  Vintage Rods-38th Rod Run is one car show you may want to participate in. The Rod Run takes place on May 21 in Carthage, Missouri, averaging 100 entrants.   It includes drawings for goodie bags (66 Auto Color is giving away two goodie bags with some great Wizards Products), 50/50 pot, grand prize, games, 25 trophies and more great fun. $10 pre-registration or $15 day of Run. Contact Crystal Jones at 417-850-0622 for more information.

**For all your automotive paint and body shop supplies visit our store at: 66 Auto Color



If the EPA drops by your shop will they find you in compliance or will you be looking at a fine?  The EPA only allows you to use a 3 oz. cup or smaller on your paint gun anytime you are spraying a catalyzed product outside of the booth.  However, you may use aerosols of any size.  SprayMax a USC product offers a catalyzed 2K primer that has proven to be an excellent product.  It comes in a beige epoxy primer or a grey Rapid quick-drying primer.  Once catalyzed the epoxy cans are usable for 4 days and the Rapid primer for 24 hours.  No more wasting product you don’t use and, since there is no clean up, it saves time and money.
$18.99 to $19.29

For all your automotive paint and body shop supplies visit our store at: 66 Auto Color

Automotive Paint Tech Tip: Water Spotting

Water Spotting (water marking): Circles with raised edges or whitish spots resembling the various shapes of water droplets appear on the surface of the paint film.
Cause:     A)  Allowing the water to come into contact with a new finish that is not thoroughly dried/cured.
B)    Washing finish in direct sunlight.

Repair:      1)  Wipe with a damp cloth, then polish.
2)      Or, compound and polish.
3)      Or, sand smooth with 1500-1200 grit sandpaper, compound and polish to restore gloss.
4)      Or, sand and refinish.

Prevention:   A)  Do not allow water to come into contact with newly painted finish.
B)    If a new finish does get wet, dry immediately with a soft cloth.
C)    Was new finishes in the shade and wipe dry.

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Shout Out!

Shout Out!
Two of our customers had great write ups in recent magazine articles.  Casey Customs owned by Carl Casey of Aurora, Missouri and Shoot 2 Thrill owned by Jesse Morrow of Joplin, Missouri.

The Casey Customs article appeared in KKOA Trendsetter magazine focusing on an HHR custom paint project.  As the article says, “This man lives and breathes kustoms and, with over 20 years experience, he knows how to do it right.” Be sure to check out the complete article by contacting It is Volume 28 No.6

The article on Shoot 2 Thrill’s Jesse Morrow appeared in the Winter 2011 addition of Chromed Out ( Jesse is an airbrush artist with an ability to put the customer’s personality into the airbrush project. As the article states, “Jesse’s goal is to have every bike he lays his airbrush on to reak of sik talent and unimaginable images!” After seeing several of his projects, I can say, he is definitely obtaining his goal.

Way to go Carl and Jesse!