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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on April 20th 2011, 5:14 pm

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I think I may have found an out via Benjamin Moore. This paint is similar to Brightside and Rustoleum Topside paint, and can be tinted to any color Benjamin Moore has.

I say go for it! Benjamin Moore is quality paint and this is how the roller method will advance...people trying new things with new materials. Sure is alot of colors available to choose from and you should have no problem matching the blue you need.
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Post by Vinnems on April 21st 2011, 12:45 pm

For sure, rmd. As soon as I get my wheels blasted I'll give the stuff a try. Hope it works out, as color selection and easy color mixing has been the one thing I've been wary of with the rolling method.
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Post by rmdhokie on April 27th 2011, 6:10 pm

Coat#6 is complete. To help the paint dry, I bought some new wheels yesterday from Summit Racing jocolor I went with 15x7 for the front and 15x8 for the rear. Cragar Eliminator 500 wheels:

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Post by T.Hadley on April 28th 2011, 11:08 am

those wheels are going to look sweet on your car..
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Post by rmdhokie on April 28th 2011, 6:29 pm

T.Hadley wrote:those wheels are going to look sweet on your car..

I hope so. They're backordered until June...gives me plenty of time to finish up the paint. The wheels are new for 2011 but based on a very similar design in the 60's called Cragar GT

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on April 29th 2011, 7:24 am

Sweet. They look like the old Shelby wheels from the
'60s.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 29th 2011, 10:32 am

Nothing like new shoes for the hot rod!!! They are going to look great on your Stang.
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Post by Squire Cobra Jet on April 29th 2011, 3:03 pm

It is really looking great and I like the choice of wheels.

I also agree about the Topside, I have used both the regular Rust-Oleum and the Topside and I have found that the Topside has a bit more gloss to it as well as having the U.V. protection that the regular does not. I have been able to get the Topside from Amazon.com for the same price I would have had to pay for the regular Rust-Oleum from the local hardware store.
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Post by snafu on May 3rd 2011, 11:56 am

Those wheels will look great with your paint scheme!
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Post by rmdhokie on May 8th 2011, 12:42 pm

snafu wrote:Those wheels will look great with your paint scheme!

Thanks. I can't wait to get those new shoes on.

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Post by rmdhokie on May 8th 2011, 1:02 pm

Here's some pics of coat #6 wetsanded with 800grit. For the most part, sanded pretty flat. There's still some shiny spots for sure...as a result of orange peel. I'm guessing about about 85-90% flat. Most shiny spots are near the edges of panels and body lines. I've learned the hard way (burning thru to primer) wetsanding edges. Evil or Very Mad But still happy with it. For me, wetsanding is the worst part of the process. Time wise: it took me about 8 hours to wetsand the entire car.





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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 8th 2011, 9:31 pm

Looks good, how many more coats before you can buff?
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Post by rmdhokie on May 9th 2011, 6:31 am

I was planning on 10 coats, but 8 coats may be it.
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by patzdelsol on May 9th 2011, 7:05 am

you have PM
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on May 9th 2011, 9:44 am

patzdelsol wrote:you have PM
The car is not for sale! Laughing

rmdhokie wrote:I was planning on 10 coats, but 8 coats may be it.
I was wondering about this too. With my Stang, I'm still getting the splotchyness of not-enough-coverage after three coats - even on my decklid which was gray primer. If yours is like mine, I think I'd recommend the two more coats just for insurance. I'd do another coat, and hit it with some 1000 grit, and then do one more and hit it with 1500 or 2000, before buffing. But then again, I'm a lazyass, so I might just step up the grit, and buff it from here (8th coat)
You for sure want to look at it under some good light, too make sure that the new paint is all totally opaque.
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on May 9th 2011, 5:49 pm

patzdelsol wrote:you have PM

Reply PM sent
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by retired plumber on May 10th 2011, 12:01 am

The time spent sanding is of course the trade off for spending the $$$$ to have a pro do it.
It is looking real good tho and the "new shoes" will compliment it also.
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Post by patzdelsol on May 10th 2011, 12:00 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:The car is not for sale! Laughing
Even if it was I don't think the wife would let me buy it. I don't "need" two. Laughing
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on May 12th 2011, 5:26 pm

Had the opportunity to a meet a fellow rolled-on member in person...patzdelsol. He drove over in his 66 Mustang. Very nice car and great family. Since my Stang has been in the corral for months, he was kind enough to run me around the block in his to get my Mustang fix. Must say I want to finish mine more than ever now. I'm midway through coat #7.

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Post by rmdhokie on May 15th 2011, 4:28 pm

Coat #7 finished. Wifey says it starting to look like a painted car. Laughing

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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 15th 2011, 8:37 pm

looks good enough to start driving thumbs up
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Post by rmdhokie on May 16th 2011, 5:26 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks good enough to start driving thumbs up

I'm very pleased with the results.....so far. The cut and buff stage will tell the rest of the story. I'm starting to look at diffferent DA buffers. Many of the detailing websites are very high on the 6" porter cable 7424...$120 with variable speed. Harbor Frieght has a 7" variable speed for $50...Hmmm. Anyone have any other buffer suggestions?

Plan to start wetsanding coat #7 with 1000 grit and see how that goes.

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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 16th 2011, 9:57 pm

The Porter DA buffer is a great unit especially if you have never used a buffer before. You can burn up a paint job in a hurry using regular 7" buffer. I have a Dewalt 7" variable speed, with a bunch of different wool & foam pads. All of the different pads is a science in it's self. If you get the Porter your getting a very high quallity tool that will last a life time and has been proven to do a great job.
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He uses a PC on a hood he painted with Rusto black.
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Post by retired plumber on May 16th 2011, 10:03 pm

What Falcon said is true. However I have the Harbor Freight variable speed (the yellow one) and I am happy with it. I just start at low rpms and go up from there as I feel comfortable.
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Post by snafu on May 17th 2011, 11:15 am

rmdhokie wrote:Coat #7 finished. Wifey says it starting to look like a painted car. Laughing

Reflection from the roof


That really looks great! Are you still doing the stripes?

It looks like you are working with flourescent lights. Just be aware that those lights will show every little flaw. A lot of flaws you can see in your garage will disapear when you pull the car outside - particularly with white. I spent a lot of time fussing with stuff on my car that no one else sees unless they come into my garage.
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