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Post by Mercurymarc on July 11th 2009, 7:53 pm

EDIT- I updated this to show the whole saga of my rolling experience!

Love the forum- here is the progress on my hood for my Shelby Stripes...
Dimensions:


Masking:


Spraying:


Removed the tape and cleaned up overspray with mineral spirits:


More pics on my web page at:
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-Marc in SF


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Post by 63Falconconvert on July 13th 2009, 11:09 am

Marc,
That looks really sharp. Are you going to wet sand/rub or just leave it as is
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Post by Mercurymarc on July 13th 2009, 12:20 pm

The sprayed will need to be sanded then polished like the rest of the car. I plan to wait a few weeks to let the paint really dry, then wet sand with 1000 then 1500 before rubbingn then polishing. I am open to suggestions however!!!

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Post by Roadking41a on July 14th 2009, 1:18 pm

Looks great...
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Post by Techmaven on July 14th 2009, 6:00 pm

Mercurymarc wrote:The sprayed will need to be sanded then polished like the rest of the car. I plan to wait a few weeks to let the paint really dry, then wet sand with 1000 then 1500 before rubbingn then polishing. I am open to suggestions however!!!

-Marc

I'd skip the 1000 and go with 1500 and then polish. Unless of course, the paint has ALOT of peel. The finer the grit you sand with, the less chance of going through the paint.

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Post by RoboGeek on July 14th 2009, 6:55 pm

I agree - you don't have as much thickness on the stripes.. and don't burn through buffing. You can end up with the white showing through the blue pretty easy
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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 18th 2009, 8:10 am

Marc,
Hows the paint on the Merc holding up?
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Post by Mercurymarc on September 20th 2009, 1:10 am

The stripes are awesome!
Holding up great.
Here the car at a local show in July.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 21st 2009, 8:14 am

do you tell people that it's a "rolled" paint job?
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Post by Mercurymarc on September 21st 2009, 9:59 am

63Falconconvert wrote:do you tell people that it's a "rolled" paint job?

Of course! That's the best part of the "project" to see the looks on their faces. Most cannot believe it...
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Post by 63Falconconvert on September 21st 2009, 10:06 am

lol...thats awesome.
We are into the fall season and soon the Falcon will be stored away for the winter...AUGHHHHH
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Post by RoboGeek on September 21st 2009, 5:00 pm

I'm kinda bummed..

I made such a nice winter beater, I don't want to drive it! I need a winter beater for my winter beater!!
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Post by retired plumber on September 24th 2009, 1:22 pm

It is a bummer when your beater becomes nicer than your daily driver isn't it. Now you have to deside if you want an interior, custom wheels, motor work...................or just quit here. Hell of a choice here isnt it.
If you keep going , pretty soon you keep it in a trailer to take to shows and then it is never driven so you get another beater to fix up to drive in the winter and then.................(LOL).
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Post by tbirdsps on September 25th 2009, 12:05 pm

What a great looking Comet. Those stripes look great and the shine is wonderful.

Everytime I see projects on this site I get more and more motivated. I've just replaced my interior and am reluctant to pull it all apart again in order to paint. That's my only hold up. Most of the interior panels have to be removed to get the side trim off the car. I can really appreciate and respect the hard work that has gone in to your and other's cars.
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Post by retired plumber on September 25th 2009, 12:42 pm

Most of the people here just mask off the side chrome. You have to mask around the windows anyway. I always remove the bumpers tho as its a pain to get in behind them. Really, the only time the car has to be really stripped down (chrome, etc) is when there is a complete color change for a show car (under hood, trunk, etc).
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White Comet 1 Year Later...

Post by Mercurymarc on August 28th 2010, 3:22 am

Still looks good after 1 year! Here is my Rusotoleum White rolled Comet at a car show. I put the tray, roller, and paint in front of the car so when people asked I could show them the tools of the trade. Lots of jaw dropping!



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Post by JimVonBaden on August 28th 2010, 3:48 pm

Sweet, and a great idea!

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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 30th 2010, 10:38 am

thats too funny.....I bet you got all sorts of "opinions" on rolling your Comet
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Post by tbirdsps on August 30th 2010, 10:47 am

Nice web site.
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Before and After Pics- 1963 Comet

Post by Mercurymarc on August 11th 2012, 4:10 am

So it has been 3 years since the $50 paint job and I still use the White Comet as my daily driver.
Here are the before and after pics for those who want to see the transformation...

Blue Comet Before:


White Comet After:


Thanks to all the great folks on the forum for helping me with my project!

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Start to Finish- My Rolled 1963 Comet

Post by Mercurymarc on August 11th 2012, 2:30 pm

I finally got around to posting some before and after pics of my Rolled On Experience...

When I first got the car it was faded blue, with a rusted hood..


There were rust holes in the lower panels...


The right rear quarter was gone after I removed the bond...


So I fixed the panels with metal patches...


And attached them with 3M panel bonding adhesive and a home-made plunger...


Then attached and primed the panels...


And some more patches...


Then smoothed over with bondo...


Next I sanded the car...


Then I rolled on 2 coats of Rustoleum Bare Metal Primer thinned with Mineral Spirits


Then I applied 8 more coats of Rustoleum White thinned with mineral spirits


And after a lot of sanding and rolling it looked like this...


And like this...


I sprayed on some Sail Blue Rustoleum stripes...


And this is my daily driver since 2010!


Another angle...


Not bad for 50 bucks and a lot of elbow grease!


Outside my house...


Driving off into the sunset...


Thanks and keep on rolling!

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Post by retired plumber on August 11th 2012, 4:03 pm

thumbs up Thanks for the follow up.
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Post by mick on August 11th 2012, 7:11 pm

Truly amazing thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on August 11th 2012, 7:30 pm

Your Comet is one of the cars that helped me decide to do a roll job. Your car looks awesome.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on August 11th 2012, 11:33 pm



Nice Comet.
You could add some real "pop" by taking your buffer, and whatever is the proper polish, and hitting that stainless trim. You could make it look like chrome.
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