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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by Squire Cobra Jet on April 1st 2010, 3:02 am


I noticed the roller in this picture looks to be a pretty porous roller, have you noticed any difference in the finish it leaves compared to the the other denser foam roller?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 1st 2010, 8:15 am

looks really good, I bet your son must be getting excited
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Post by RoboGeek on April 1st 2010, 4:55 pm

hmm.. that is an unusual roller - square edged? Never seen one like that
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 1st 2010, 4:57 pm

Squire Cobra Jet wrote:
I noticed the roller in this picture looks to be a pretty porous roller, have you noticed any difference in the finish it leaves compared to the the other denser foam roller?

That is a high density foam roller

It's just like this one.


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Post by RoboGeek on April 1st 2010, 5:38 pm

ahh.. the white is where its got no paint!!

The round part is where I got most on my streaking from, so I always squished it out good
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on April 1st 2010, 11:56 pm

I guess it was just the photo making it look different.
I'm sure it will look great when done especially after seeing the quality prep work you put into it. thumbs up
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Post by T.Hadley on April 2nd 2010, 6:27 pm

Ok another question for you veterans of this method,

I have done 2 coats, and started to wet sand today with 400, but the paint is so thin it sands right through very easy, especially over any bare metal, and small edges, did I put the paint on to thin? or do you not try to go for the even dull look on the first sanding?

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Post by buckz on April 2nd 2010, 7:38 pm

I sanded my first coat with 800 but did not have to take too much paint off as there was very little if any orange peel. I'm sure more of the board members will chime in here.
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by RoboGeek on April 2nd 2010, 10:03 pm

I had 4 coats before I used 400.. after that it was 600 until the finish coats

I sanded through a few times too.. even rubbed out a quarter to much when the paint hadn't set long enough and had to redo that


screwing up the paint is no prob... its easily fixed
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 2nd 2010, 10:38 pm

Thanks' that's what I was thinking the paint is still to thin
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 3rd 2010, 11:43 pm

3rd coat of our rolled on paint job. starting to get good cover now and shine.

2 PARTS PAINT 1 PART MS, seems to work best for us, the first 2 coats were to thin.














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Post by buckz on April 4th 2010, 3:38 am

Great job, it looks awesome. It will keep getting better every coat!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 4th 2010, 7:51 am

are you going to wet sand between coats?
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 5th 2010, 12:48 am

63Falconconvert wrote:are you going to wet sand between coats?

Every 2 coats, coat 4 went on today so 600 wet sand tomorrow

I had this car painted back in 85-86 by a "pro", and what we have done looks better already
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by Milky on April 5th 2010, 11:20 am

car looks great....whats the trick to minimize orange peel because my doors on my van are quite bad with OP....i still have to wet sand and apply another couple of coats but the weather is sh*t here so not much chance......enjoying your pics tho...superb thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 5th 2010, 4:21 pm

looks great in the pictures. Are you noticing a lot of dust/dirt in the paint?
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 5th 2010, 5:51 pm

Milky wrote:car looks great....whats the trick to minimize orange peel because my doors on my van are quite bad with OP....i still have to wet sand and apply another couple of coats but the weather is sh*t here so not much chance......enjoying your pics tho...superb thumbs up

What I have found to work the best as far as orange peel, is not so much how thin the paint is, but not loading up the roller real heavy,
I soak the roller then roll out a lot of it back on the try, I also tilt the roller and get the edges, when first placed on car with no pressure you will see the dimples from the pan,

I hope that makes sense?
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Post by T.Hadley on April 5th 2010, 5:56 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks great in the pictures. Are you noticing a lot of dust/dirt in the paint?

There is some dust/dirt in the paint, but no more than I would expect, even paint booths get some debris, so I'm ok with the small amount we are getting...

Wet sanding with 600 today
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Post by RoboGeek on April 5th 2010, 6:03 pm

isn't it amazing that it looks so good - using a roller?!?!?!
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 5th 2010, 8:02 pm

RoboGeek wrote:isn't it amazing that it looks so good - using a roller?!?!?!

I say it almost every day...
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Post by RoboGeek on April 5th 2010, 9:47 pm

gonna polish those centerlines too?? That may get too pretty to race!! Very Happy
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Post by T.Hadley on April 6th 2010, 12:25 am

RoboGeek wrote:gonna polish those centerlines too?? That may get too pretty to race!! Very Happy

No polish for the centerlines, My boy wants to have them powder coated black, I'm not to sure about that idea...

It will be nice, and I maybe went a little over board on all the prep work, but it is a black car and everything will stand out, so I wanted it to look good.

The paint seems a little soft, is that normal this early in the game?
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Post by retired plumber on April 6th 2010, 7:37 pm

Along with the summer drag trophies you can add winter show trophies also. Laughing Well, gotta have something for him to do in the winter.

There was a blue 57 chevy here last year that rolled his car and took a paint trophy with it.

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Post by T.Hadley on April 6th 2010, 7:58 pm

retired plumber wrote:Along with the summer drag trophies you can add winter show trophies also. Laughing Well, gotta have something for him to do in the winter.

There was a blue 57 chevy here last year that rolled his car and took a paint trophy with it.

Mike

We are just not the car show type, The winter is for repairing or modifying what you need to, for the next summers racing season,

I have a bumper sticker on the back of my tow rig that says We interrupt this marriage for the racing season

That's what our family does, I even met the boys mom at the drags, going on 20 years now..... wow that's a long time.
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by RoboGeek on April 6th 2010, 8:37 pm

T.Hadley wrote:
RoboGeek wrote:gonna polish those centerlines too?? That may get too pretty to race!! Very Happy

No polish for the centerlines, My boy wants to have them powder coated black, I'm not to sure about that idea...

It will be nice, and I maybe went a little over board on all the prep work, but it is a black car and everything will stand out, so I wanted it to look good.

The paint seems a little soft, is that normal this early in the game?

If you don't allow enough time to dry between layers, it traps the volatiles under the new layer and the paint stays soft. Same effect if its too thick of a layer

A few days of hot sunlight usually fixes that
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