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Joe Bailon has passed

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  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Auburn Ca
Joe Bailon has passed
Posted by Daveroo on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:20 PM

Hi all,dont know if any of you know him,or who he was,but if youve ever done a candy apple red paint job,you should, he created the technic and developed the with red and then red tinted clear on top.Joe bailon passed away on monday september 25,2017.i knew him personally and he was really a great guy,taught myself and some friends how to paint models with this technic back in the 70s,he was a friend of my neighbors ,had loaned the couple a car when they married right before WWII,joe thought yall might want to know this about joe.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:30 PM

"The Candy Man".

I never met him, that I remember, but as a friend of yours you have my sympathy for his passing. It's definitely the era of the passing of the old Kustom Kar guys.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:55 PM

Must be very special to have known such a legendary figure in the custom car world. His work was a staple in the "little pages" I consumed as a pre-teen and teen dreaming about my future rides. It is sad to lose another of the post-war icons - they made the automobile a rolling work of art, and their inovations live on today. Everytime I see a multilayer basecoat(s) clearcoat finish on a modern car I'm reminded of Joe. RIP.


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