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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on February 2nd 2011, 9:45 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:That looks really "flat" for not being wet sanded. Does the paint seem to be durable?

I think it leveled really well and it's seems pretty durable. I did wetsand between every two coats.

Coat #1 on the trunk went on tonight....so it begins.
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Post by rmdhokie on February 2nd 2011, 10:14 pm

pics for Coat #1 on trunk with mixture of 3 parts paint, 1.5 parts penetrol, and 0.5 parts mineral spirits. Bubbles popped quickly and leveling well. Although I spent Sunday removing everything from the garage and spraying the floors and vaccuming the webs off the ceiling, I still see dust in the paint. I also used a tack cloth right before applying the paint. I guess there is no stopping it just dealing with it by wetsanding between coats.


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Post by snafu on February 4th 2011, 12:22 pm

Looking good!

Dust was my biggest frustration. As you said, wetsanding takes care of it so don't sweat it too much.
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Post by rmdhokie on February 12th 2011, 6:41 pm

Coat #7 (wet) on the trunk, coat #1 (wet) on hood, hood scoop, side scoops and rear quarter extensions. I'm impressed with the gloss and leveling of the Rusto Marine Topside. I'm getting minimal orange peel, but still wetsanding with 600 grit every two coats. I think I'll jump to 800 grit next on the trunk. I did use a 2" foam roller on the smaller pieces.








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Post by mick on February 12th 2011, 7:39 pm

The trunk looks great
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Post by rmdhokie on February 13th 2011, 4:01 pm

a few more pics

Coat #7 (dry) on trunk



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Post by rmdhokie on February 13th 2011, 4:15 pm

Now time to catch the rest of the car up with the trunk

Coat #2 (wet) - hood


Coat #1 (wet) - doors



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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 13th 2011, 7:12 pm

wow...looking really good!!! Did you add any hardener?
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Post by mapexgurl on February 13th 2011, 8:12 pm

That looks really great! I'll be using your paint mix ratio when I finally start mine.
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Post by rmdhokie on February 13th 2011, 9:56 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:wow...looking really good!!! Did you add any hardener?

Thanks...I did not use any hardener. My focus has been on applying really thin coats like Snafu (Dave) mentioned in his cougar thread. I still don't have complete coverage on the trunk...still a couple of shadows from the gray primer/original blue paint...but I'd rather add thin layers of color then sand down orange peel.
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Post by rmdhokie on February 21st 2011, 9:44 pm

More progress pics:

7 coats on trunk, 2 coats on hood and doors, 1 coat everywhere else:













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Post by austin26372 on February 21st 2011, 11:37 pm

She's gonna be pretty! Very Happy
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by 63Falconconvert on February 22nd 2011, 12:26 pm

Your stang is really looking good thumbs up Looks like the Topside is really covering nice.
I have a non-paint question, I noticed in one of your engine pics that your running a Pertronix coil, are you also running Pertronix unit instead of points?
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Post by rmdhokie on February 22nd 2011, 5:53 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:I noticed in one of your engine pics that your running a Pertronix coil, are you also running Pertronix unit instead of points?

One of my first upgrades when I bought the car back in 2004 was pulling the points...I went with the Pertronix II module and matched that with the Pertronix Flamethrower coil. About a year later, when I went through the engine..adding new heads, intake, carb, cam, value train, water pump, and timing chain, I also switched to the mallory unlite distributor which has a electronic module so I sold the pertronix II module on eBay. I didn't have any complaints with it and the flamethrower coil has worked great with the mallory unilite.
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by Roadking41a on February 22nd 2011, 7:48 pm

Looking Good... The white really suits it.
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Re: 68 Mustang Coupe

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 23rd 2011, 2:51 am

I used the factory DuraSpark setup from my old '82 GT, in my '68 Cougar.
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Post by Roadking41a on February 23rd 2011, 5:30 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:I used the factory DuraSpark setup from my old '82 GT, in my '68 Cougar.

DuraSpark and DA II are very reliable can't go wrong on either one.
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Post by rmdhokie on March 1st 2011, 11:09 pm

More progress...coat #2 on whole car including door, hood, and trunk jams. Painting jams and other tight areas with 1.5 inch foam brush is very time consuming. Also took a break and mocked up some hood stripes, which will be painted flat or satin black. 1st round of major wet sanding is next... Neutral









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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on March 2nd 2011, 5:07 am

Man, that looks really good! Nice and clean.
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Post by 78StangII on March 2nd 2011, 6:00 pm

That is going to be one good looking ride rmdhokie when you are done.
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Post by austin26372 on March 2nd 2011, 11:29 pm

Looking good. Might I suggest a satin on the stripes - hard to keep flat maintained.
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Post by mick on March 4th 2011, 1:31 am

Do you roll in one direction per coat or mix it up?
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 4th 2011, 5:28 pm

Car is really looking good!!!!
The hood stripe will really set it off. Will that be the only stripe or are you thinking hood or rocker stripe.
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Post by rmdhokie on March 4th 2011, 7:53 pm

mick wrote:Do you roll in one direction per coat or mix it up?

I try not to roll in just one direction, but mix it up....trying to as evenly spread the paint as possible. I'm not sure it matters but it's worked for me.
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Post by rmdhokie on March 4th 2011, 8:00 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Car is really looking good!!!!
The hood stripe will really set it off. Will that be the only stripe or are you thinking hood or rocker stripe.

Thanks... I'm definitely planning on black rocker stripes in addition to hood stripes. I'll paint the hood stripes but probably go with available '67 vinyl rocker stripes.
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