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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 7th 2010, 9:02 pm

Another question, when going up in sand paper, say 600 to 800 do you just start at 800 or do you first go 600 then 800 etc.
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Post by retired plumber on April 8th 2010, 11:01 pm

Depends on the orange peel. Start with the least abrasive and if that dosen't work (takes two long) than fall back one grit.
In your case I would try the 800 and then go back to the 600 which is the one most people start with here. The finer the grit the less cutting action you get and the longer it takes.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 9th 2010, 12:16 am

Wet sanded with 600 and then put on coat # 5, I'm really amazed at how well this paint looks for doing it with a roller..









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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 9th 2010, 8:06 am

looks great.....and all for around 50 bux! lol!
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Post by retired plumber on April 9th 2010, 12:51 pm

It just keeps getting better and better.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 9th 2010, 4:06 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks great.....and all for around 50 bux! lol!

Yeah a little more than 50 but its still way cheaper than a body shop, and I feel of better quality.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 10th 2010, 12:53 am

The sun made an appearance today, so I was able to roll it out side in the sun and took a few more pics.

you can see the clouds in the top









This kind of shows how smooth the paint lays down. this is not cut and buffed this is just how it went on.



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Post by buckz on April 10th 2010, 1:23 am

It looks awesome!!!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 10th 2010, 4:07 am

amazing....no one will believe you when you tell them it was rolled
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Post by RoboGeek on April 10th 2010, 12:54 pm

nice...
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Post by JohnnyV on April 10th 2010, 1:25 pm

That looks really good!!
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Post by retired plumber on April 10th 2010, 2:44 pm

thumbs up
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Post by stang_krazy on April 11th 2010, 10:16 pm

Can't wait to see it all finished and buffed out!!!
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Post by retired plumber on April 11th 2010, 10:37 pm

That looks as good as, if not better than, some factory finishes I have seen. Bought a new Dodge van once and it didn't have orange peel ,lol, It had craters of the moon in spots. They had to repaint it before we would accept it.
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Post by T.Hadley on April 12th 2010, 12:17 am

You are right, its every bit as smooth as my 2003 rangers factory paint.


6th coat went on today on to wet sanding with 800
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 13th 2010, 8:49 am

looks as good as any factory paint that came out of Detroit in the 70's probably better! thumbs up
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Post by T.Hadley on April 13th 2010, 3:31 pm

Ok another question for you guys, I'm now sanding my 6th coat W/800 and I'm still getting spot's where it goes through to the previous layer.

If this trend continues all the way up to 1500 grit will the last and second to last paint layers buff out together so you cant tell?



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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 13th 2010, 3:37 pm

I think, and this is just my opinion, 800 seems a little to coase at the stage your at. Can you get away with 1000 or 1200?
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Post by T.Hadley on April 13th 2010, 3:47 pm

Well maybe, I will try it, I was just going by the book.

2 coats-400
4 coats-600
6 coats-800 and so on.

So the final coat has to be one? it seems that is going to be very hard to do with the coats being so thin.

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Post by Sneke_Eyez on April 13th 2010, 3:53 pm

Car looks great!
You guys took it far very quickly!
I can't wait to get started on my Dart, I need to get out of school and get to work!
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Post by T.Hadley on April 13th 2010, 4:52 pm

Ok, here's a pic of sanding with 800 and one of the spots it went through.



Here's one sanded with 1000 and still went through




In this one you can see some small dots if I try to take those out, it goes through.
em I sanding to much..??


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Post by T.Hadley on April 13th 2010, 4:54 pm

Sneke_Eyez wrote:Car looks great!
You guys took it far very quickly!
I can't wait to get started on my Dart, I need to get out of school and get to work!


Thanks' but we still have a long way to go, seems like it will never end sometimes... LOL
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Post by JohnnyV on April 13th 2010, 5:14 pm

T.Hadley wrote:Well maybe, I will try it, I was just going by the book.

2 coats-400
4 coats-600
6 coats-800 and so on.

So the final coat has to be one? it seems that is going to be very hard to do with the coats being so thin.

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I don't know if this makes a difference but I had read that they used 400 grit to prep, then 2 coats, 600 grit, 2 coats, 800 grit, 2 coats, then 1000, 1200, 1500, and polish. I have not made it that far in my paint job so I can't tell you from experience, but that is what I read. Like I said though I don't even know if that would make a difference. Sorry if this doesn't help.
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Re: 1976 Mustang Cobra

Post by T.Hadley on April 13th 2010, 6:01 pm

you could be right, at my age you get sometimers...lol or CRS. (CAN'T REMBER S#IT)
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Post by RoboGeek on April 13th 2010, 6:40 pm

interesting.. never seen a pattern like that from sanding..

But get all the imperfections out early and build up some layers on top. My thinner layers I did 4 coats before I wet sanded

can you tell whats causing the dots?
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