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Post by mapexgurl on April 13th 2010, 1:31 pm

My boyfriend bought this car last July. I've pretty much been working on it since then. Unfortunately the only reason I have time is because I lost my job the same day he bought it.

Here are some pics when he first got it. (first 3 are from the previous owner)



Bumble bee stripe on a '72 Rolling Eyes




Rust and damage to the driver side fender and failing clear coat.









Originally I planned on sanding the car smooth and repainting/fixing
rust. Until, I found out the purple was the 3rd paint job.







Then I started sanding down all the paint...
Surprise!







Original color


Second color






The last picture is basically what it looks like now.

This is the paint I plan on using. In their lime green color.

http://www.supermarinepaint.com/topside-revolution-SM-1000.asp

Priced out all the supplies roughly around $500 to do the job. That includes clear coat too.

So a more pricey than the rustoleum job, but I like the choice of colors and it should be VERY durable. I'm confident that I should do a great job after looking at all the projects on here. Especially since I have time now... lol. I debating if I should do a panel at a time? ...it is a huge car. Before anything though I have to finish body work/welding and get it in primer. Thanks for looking and I will keep updating.

hi


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Post by RoboGeek on April 13th 2010, 4:58 pm

your door is bigger than my car.. lol
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 14th 2010, 8:24 am

Great car!.....and welcome back. The body does look to be to bad, nothing that can't be fixed. Take your time, focus on phase at a time. When I do a big project that what you have I try to break it down into 5 categories:
strip, weld, filler, primer, paint. If I stay focused on one category at a time it's not so over whelming. My little brain can only handle so much…lol
Maybe start with a test panel, a old trunk lid or hood from the junk yard. Then you can play with the number of coats, sanding etc.
Good luck and keep the pics coming!!!
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Post by retired plumber on April 14th 2010, 11:12 pm

Falcon is right. One thing at a time. This is where you make your paint job a good one. Prep work is 90% of any paint job.
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Post by mapexgurl on April 15th 2010, 12:15 pm

Yep, one thing at a time. Smile Thanks
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on April 16th 2010, 5:59 pm

That is a great looking project you have there. I see you are planing on using the same paint that someone else just started to use.
here is a link to his thread.
http://rolledon.forummotion.com/projects-f2/2002-ford-focus-se-top-secret-brand-paint-t465-50.htm#4449

I am interested to see how the clear coat works out.
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Post by mapexgurl on April 16th 2010, 8:52 pm

Squire Cobra Jet wrote:I am interested to see how the clear coat works out.

Me too! And thanks for the link. I forgot about that thread.

I ordered my body filler, cleaner and primer. They all should be here sometime next week. I've been working on the passenger side fender. I think I cleaned 30+ years of road grim an rubber off it.
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Post by clhyer on April 16th 2010, 10:08 pm

Great project you have there. Good luck with it and keep the pics coming!
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Post by JohnnyV on April 17th 2010, 10:54 pm

mapexgurl wrote:This is the paint I plan on using. In there lime green color.

I like the Lime Green. Good choice!! thumbs up There is my cents !!!
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Post by sinformant on April 22nd 2010, 10:38 am

duplicolor sells a really pretty color that's already premixed and you can pick it up at advanced auto parts stores and alot of other parts stores. its called sublime green pearl, i was actually thinking about using it on my ninja. these are pics i found on a duplicolor forums of a guys bike that he painted with it.



you can't really tell from the pics, but it has a brilliant pearl to it! i think it would look great on that charger!
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Post by mapexgurl on April 22nd 2010, 2:05 pm

It would look great, but I don't know how well it would work rolled on. I might look into getting some pearl to mix with the paint. I do love that lime though.
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Post by mapexgurl on April 23rd 2010, 12:59 pm

My rust converting cleaner and primer is coming today! Smile Also, Supermarine is going to send me a paint chip chart of all their 220 colors.
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Post by RoboGeek on April 23rd 2010, 11:41 pm

sweet.. post pics of the paint chips if you can!!

were gonna have to have a rolled on car show here soon!!
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Post by sinformant on April 23rd 2010, 11:55 pm

mapexgurl wrote:It would look great, but I don't know how well it would work rolled on. I might look into getting some pearl to mix with the paint. I do love that lime though.
yeah idk either, that paint is pretty thin, from my experience i used some primer, and mixed it alot and it was pretty runny, you might be able to buy some pearl and mix it in with the paint before you roll it.
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Post by Scooby on April 26th 2010, 10:39 pm

This car is going to be incredible when you are done! I have always wanted one of those with a 383 under the hood! I can't wait to see this car when your done.
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Post by mapexgurl on April 29th 2010, 12:30 pm

Here's the paint chart sent from Supermarine.

If you want one for yourself it's $7 shipped. 360-651-9050


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Post by stang_krazy on April 29th 2010, 12:52 pm

Hey Mapexgurl

I was watching I think it was muscle car this past weekend and they had I believe a new color from PPG called anti-freeze green and it looked simular to the green you showed on your parts from your bike and it looked amazing on the car or the truck can't remember only got a few seconds look before my little boy pulled me away to go play but atleast I got a look as to what it looks like an a vehicle and I agree with Scooby it's going to look great!
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Post by mapexgurl on May 3rd 2010, 10:19 pm

I ordered my paint today. 363mt lime green and clear.

Hopefully I will be ready for paint in the next couple weeks. I"m excited to get started! Lots of pics to come!
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Post by mapexgurl on May 3rd 2010, 10:36 pm

Also...

opinions!


I'm debating whether I should fill in the side marker lenses or not. I have a few '71 parts that will be going on the car. '71 side marker lenses are different than '72, among other small differences.


1971


Personally, I like the 71 lenses better. Also, I think they're more desirable because..well... they look better. Should I fill them in and keep people guessing? Or keep the 72 style lenses?
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Post by T.Hadley on May 3rd 2010, 10:46 pm

I deleted mine, but I think if you wanted to keep some go with the 68 charger ones they look nice.

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Post by retired plumber on May 4th 2010, 10:02 pm

Fill them in gets my vote.
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Post by mapexgurl on May 11th 2010, 12:15 pm

My paint will be here Friday! I'm so excited! I'm going to finish patching a fender today. I might post some more pics later...
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Post by mapexgurl on May 13th 2010, 2:37 pm

Doing some more clean up. 38 years of road grime.

Before:

After:


Here are some patches I did on the fender. First ever! I've never welded before (besides practicing.) It was/is a learning experience.


Also, this is the hood that will be going on the car.

I will get some pics of the paint color when it arrives!
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Post by retired plumber on May 13th 2010, 4:18 pm

There is definately a learning curve to welding, espevially on a vertical surface Laughing .

Looking go.

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Post by red91sit on May 26th 2010, 5:33 pm

I never realized how big these cars were until my brother dragged one home to our garage. It filled it up with only a foot or two to walk around it. The civic in the same spot leaves plenty of room.

applaude <- for your efforts and bravery!
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