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Post by Mercurymarc on June 26th 2009, 10:25 am

Wow!!! I really love this forum. I just found it and am 90% done with my Comet. Started out blue and now it's white.
I still have to add the blue Shelby stripes. I am going to read about other members' projects then get started on the stripes.
Here are two quick before and after shots:






Much more info and pics on my website at:

http://whitecomet.co.nr

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Post by 63Falconconvert on June 26th 2009, 12:18 pm

Hey Mercury Marc,
Glad you could join us.
Guys check out Marc's website. He has 2 really slick rides.
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Post by RoboGeek on June 26th 2009, 3:40 pm

welcome to the forums!! Nice car - I always liked comets and fairlanes
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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 7th 2009, 11:16 am

Hey Marc,
Hows you weather been, doing any cruising or car shows?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 24th 2009, 8:11 am

Marc,
When you stripped the old paint off, did you sand it off or paint stripper?
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Post by Mercurymarc on September 24th 2009, 10:18 am

63Falconconvert wrote:When you stripped the old paint off, did you sand it off or paint stripper?

Bob-
I used 100, then 180, then 400 grit sandpaper but no stripper. I wanted the surface to be smooth, but to have some of the old paint left on to act as filler/primer. However the hood was so badly weathered that I sanded it down mostly to bare metal.



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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 24th 2009, 10:23 am

how did you repair the hole that was on the top of the pass side fender?
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Post by Mercurymarc on September 24th 2009, 10:56 am

For the small hole in the passenger side front fender, I used bondo in the 1 inch hole. For the other areas with holes larger than 1 inch, I used sheet metal from the hardware sore, 3M panel bonding adhesive, then bondo filler. I have lots of pics on my website at:
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Post by Dave74 on September 24th 2009, 3:17 pm

JB Weld is a good filler too. Use duct tape as a backing (on the underside of the hole, after you clean the rust) and them mix up some JB Weld, and fill it in the front. After I sanded my liquid patches down after they hardened, I then went behind the patch, removed the duct tape, and spread a little jb weld on the backside as well, to keep the patch anchored to both sides.

Cheap. Effective, and it takes primer and paint really well.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 24th 2009, 3:42 pm

I have used JB on small holes in tight areas where I couldn't get in to weld. Great stuff, sands easy, doesn't shrink.
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Post by tbirdsps on September 25th 2009, 11:59 am

Nice car and nice job.
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