The 1939 Pontiac woodie, like many later woodies, made use
of the faux-wood paint job for areas where real wood was not suitable or
economical. In this case the dash and interior windshield trim need to have
the wood-grain paint scheme re-applied. The man for the job is Lyle Fisk,
a well known expert in the custom paint arena who specializes in this type
of painting. Lyle began pinstriping and custom painting back in '55 and
has worked with most, if not all, the big names in hot rodding at one time
To watch Lyle work, one is tempted to say, "I can do
that!" What he does appears deceptively simple; and Lyles jokes about
his "high-tech" gear and his antique brushes handed down to him
by his mentor, Ol' Murpy, an "oldskool" master that showed him
a how to do wood graining. But don't kid yourself. The masters always make
the difficult look simple.
After applying the "grain" with a brush, a special
roller is passed over to add those extra details. Lyle says he can recreat
the wood grain pattern of almost any type of wood. We believe him.
After the paint has dried and before the clear has been applied.
The finished work. Photos don't do it justice.
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