The Roadster Shop body and paint crew block-sanded Project American Heroes using a skim co
PROJECT AMERICAN HEROES ONLINE ARCHIVE
Here they are, the links to all the stories about Project American Heroes, live on the Super Chevy website. Just click on the links below to see the story you're interested in!
Part 1 - Project American Heroes Part 1 - Aug. '07 Issue
Part 2 - Project American Heroes - Brake'em Up, Line'em Up - Sept. '07 Issue
Part 3 - Project American Heroes - Bringing Up The Rear - Sept. '07 Issue
Part 4 - Project American Heroes Chassis Build - Chevy Classics 2007
Part 5a - Project American Heroes - Shock & Awe - Oct. '07 Issue
Part 5b - Project American Heroes Part 5 - Dec. '07 Issue
Part 6 - Project American Heroes Part 6 - Jan. '08 Issue
Click here to see Project American Heroes in Washington D.C.
Click here to see Project American Heroes on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach
When Project American Heroes began, multiple 1957 chevy convertible renderings were proposed by eric Brockmeyer. eric's renderings amazed me. Working with various color schemes, interior themes, and wheel designs, he presented the PAH team with a number of possibilities for the final version of the cars inc./roadster shop drop-top that would be auctioned off at Barrett/Jackson with proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation.
The renderings were made available online (www.projectamericanheroes. org) so that our military personnel could vote for their favorite version of the '57. As votes came in, two front runners emerged: the "Down and Dirty" green car with 210 trim, and the "Dress Blues" blue 210 with the airbrushed flag in the quarter trim. Though neck and neck for a time, a late surge of votes resulted in the blue car being declared the winner. As a result, House of Kolor Majik Blue Pearl is now the color of choice for the Smeding Performance big-block- powered Tri-Five.
Roadster Shop painter extraordinaire Chad Sturges applies even pressure to the 3M P180-gri
Seeing the deep and captivating pearl color on the car certainly explains the results of the election. When it became clear that the voting had created a two-horse race, I was secretly pulling for the green car-I've never seen a '57 that has that "Chicayne"-style, all-business look.
Yet, my favorite rendering was neither the blue nor the green variation. I was smitten with the tan/black twotone car with the 150 trim. That camo combo with the 150 trim is tough. Brockmeyer came up with a winner on that one-why didn't anyone ever think of that tan and black combo before? I could easily picture John Wayne at some desert military base swagger up to this camouflaged convert, throw his briefcase on the front seat, blow through the security stop, and slither off into the Nevada horizon.
The door is also wiped down with wax and grease remover.
Bottom line, paint them any color you want, but start building America's hot rod. Build it resale red for the peace of mind of having broad appeal and marketability. Go with the allbusiness, down and dirty green-you might have the only one in existence, especially if you go with the funky redline tires. A white car will turn up, but will it be sporting the Coast Guard stripe? Only time will tell. My hunch is that when our Project American Heroes hits the road, we'll know that the Majik Blue Pearl was the only way to go for this very special 1957 Chevrolet.
House of Kolor directs the painter to mix the Ko-Seal II Primer/Sealer in the following ma
House of Kolor was founded in 1956 by world-renowned custom painter, Jon Kosmoski. House o
House of Kolor Ko-Seal II is a high-quality primer/sealer that's designed to act as a bond
It is imperative to stay with the entire House of Kolor product line for their Kosmic Kolo
Wax and Grease remover is applied for final prep prior to applying Ko-Seal II primer/seale
In order to make the panels an appropriate color for faster coverage of the topcoats, Coba
Kosmic Reducer choice is dependent on the following three factors: 1) size of object being
After the Ko Sealer II has dried for at least an hour (but not longer than three hours), t
Shimrin Majik Blue Pearl and RU-311 mix is poured into the gun cup.
Splitting or cracking may occur when painting too fast without allowing proper dry time, o
The paint is mixed one part Shimrin basecoat and one part RU-311 reducer.
Gun distance while spraying should be approximately 6 inches. Apply 2-3 medium coats with