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1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by mick on October 16th 2010, 11:44 pm

Well I have owned my mustang for almost 20 years and the black paint is faded and scratched up. So I have decided to give the roll on job a go. I really wanted to take the car back to its original colour silver but after reading on so many forums that silver will not work. So I am going with the gloss black.
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This is coat 4, using 50/50 mix
I rolled two coats then wet sanded with 400, two more coat and now about to sand with 600.
One question, how long do you wait after the final coat before you polish (I have read 30 days is typical for the paint to harden)
This method of painting is amazing, and a big thanks to this forum and the guy with the orange charger.
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Re: 1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on October 17th 2010, 3:03 am

mick wrote:This is coat 4, using 50/50 mix
Paint to mineral spirits?

Nice gloss there.
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Re: 1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by mick on October 17th 2010, 11:40 am

Yes paint to mineral sprints, very lite coats.
I am getting very little to no bubbles
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Post by mick on October 23rd 2010, 4:52 pm

Okay finished the two rear extensions, 10 coats
Now I am going to wait unit the whole car is finished before I do the final wet sand and polish. There is a little dust but should come out in the final sand

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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on October 23rd 2010, 11:39 pm

Looking good so far. I just painted my 1968 Mustang "Bullett Green"
As for the cure time for the polish I have found it really depends on how dry and warm the weather has been. I found that during the warm Summer months where I am at, that about two weeks is good before polish, but during the Winter months I would say at least a month. What happens when the polish is applied right away is a cloudy finish. If that happens, just give it more time to dry and polish again. I strongly recommend Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. As for waxing, that should not be done for a few months, from what I have learned as the paint cures it lets off gases and if you apply wax before it is fully cured it will trap in the gases which will affect the adhesion of the paint. That reminds me, I need to wax a couple of my cars before the snow starts falling.
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Post by Ian67 on October 24th 2010, 2:05 am

Looks like you've got the hang of it already! I would love to see some more pictures of the car so we can really get a feel for the before and after. Those pics you've posted so far look awsome!

Keep the pics coming!

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Post by Gobeavs on October 27th 2010, 10:25 pm

Beautiful freakin start Mick!!...The gloss black looks nice!....Man you are dedicated if you can manage 10 coats on the whole car. Thanks for the good infor on the polishing/waxing Squire, that sounds similar to what I have been reading........roll on Laughing
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Post by Mig's87 on November 9th 2010, 7:19 pm

Wait a minute! Where did u hear that u had to wait a month before polish? That is a.long time! And wax too?!? What r we supposed to do with our cars in the mean time? Are u guys keeping ur cars in ur garages the whole time?

I'm confused as far as I know ppl on here are putting on final coats and polishing within days. Am I wrong?
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Post by retired plumber on November 9th 2010, 9:48 pm

What squire said a couple of answers back about gassing of the paint. You can still color sand, buff and drive the car. that won't stop the degassing of the paint. When it gets dirty or bird doodoo on it, wash it like you normally do and in a month or so just put a NON SILICONE wax or polish on it.
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Post by mick on December 28th 2010, 12:57 pm

After some time off from working on the car I am back to work, I have the week off work so I decided to take off the vinyl top. I got lucky with this California car little to no rust under the top after 44 years. As you can see in the first photo it looks like the top is covered in rust but it is just glue.
I decided to use stripper to remove the glue, I didn't want to waste some good sand paper and elbow grease until I prep the top. I will be hitting it one more time with the stripper, because there are areas I couldn't get to with my 4" scrapper. Then cleaning up with lacquer thinner before I address the small areas of rust with some converter. I will be reinstalling a vinyl top because this is what was on the car from factory and I really like the look.





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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 28th 2010, 2:58 pm

the roof cleaned up really nice. You never know what you will find under the vinyl after 44 years.
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Post by Roadking41a on December 28th 2010, 10:27 pm

Looks Great...
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Re: 1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by mick on December 30th 2010, 11:03 pm

Primer is on, tomorrow should have some black on.
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Post by rmdhokie on December 30th 2010, 11:57 pm

looking good. Is that Rusto Clean Metal primer? Do you have a 289? Any other mods?
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Post by mick on December 31st 2010, 2:42 am

It is rustoleum white clean metal primer. There are a few spot that I missed with the filler which I have to sand back down (they may not even show with the vinyl).
The car is as stock as they come, 289, 4 barrel, power steering, A/C, no mods. I just want to keep it the way is was back in the sixties. The lady I bought it from loved the car, she gave it to her son who painted it black and then let it sit in her backyard for over 2 years before she sold it to me
One mod I did do was put 3-point seat belts in the back for my son.
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Post by mick on January 1st 2011, 3:28 pm

2 layers of black are on, I used a 3 to 1 ratio (3 part black, 1 part mineral sprints). Hopefully by the late afternoon it will be dry and will give it a quick sand before putting another coat on.
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Post by mick on January 19th 2011, 1:47 am

Just finished the 8th coat on the weekend and it looks so good. The top is a little dusty but the depth of colour is amazing.

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Post by mapexgurl on January 19th 2011, 1:18 pm

Lookin' good!
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Post by rmdhokie on January 19th 2011, 8:43 pm

Nice gloss and reflection. Nice job. How does the color match with existing paint on the rest of the car?
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Post by mick on January 19th 2011, 10:41 pm

Doesn't match, I will be doing the whole car with the roller. The roof is a big mass to start with and it looks great, I can't wait to start another panel. This is my daily driver so I have to do piece by piece.
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Post by patzdelsol on January 20th 2011, 7:41 pm

mick wrote:Doesn't match, I will be doing the whole car with the roller. The roof is a big mass to start with and it looks great, I can't wait to start another panel. This is my daily driver so I have to do piece by piece.
Let's see some pics of the whole car love them old fords.....
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Re: 1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by mick on January 27th 2011, 5:27 pm

Here is a photo of the car about 15 years ago (before kids and single) When I bought this car it didn't look as clean as this, I put a lot of elbow grease into it. I will see if I can dig up a photo of when I purchased it (print photo have to scan them). As you can see in the other photos posted the car needs a new paint job (roll on) and some old fashion TLC. Once I get it back to where I had it in the image below I will be happy
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Re: 1966 Mustang going with gloss black

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on January 27th 2011, 10:21 pm

Nice looking car. I'd get the cosmetics wrapped up, and then go shopping for a set of Styled Steel wheels.
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