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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on March 26th 2011, 12:59 am

That car will look good in that color. That color works best on cars from the late '70s for some reason IMO. I think Lincoln used it back then.
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Post by 78StangII on March 26th 2011, 1:13 pm

Thanks Tommy. That color wasn't working for me to begin with. But, after getting it on the car I feel much better about it. Here is another pic. I noticed my past photo's were foggy looking. It pays to clean your lenses.

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Post by 78StangII on March 27th 2011, 11:48 am

I went out yesterday afternoon to check on the car and I noticed the on the driver door where my air hose made contact with the door filled in. I was like come on, I couldn't get that lucky. Sure enough and it laid down smooth also. Even some of the OP I noticed smoothed out and so did the runs. Still have some wet sanding to do though. I also still have the bumpers and side mirrors to finish and this paint project will be done.
I now have three cars lined up to paint so this is going to be a busy summer.
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Post by nhmercracer on March 27th 2011, 2:28 pm

Nice progress.
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Post by 78StangII on March 27th 2011, 6:36 pm

nhmercracer wrote:Nice progress.
Thanks nhmercracer. It's been fun so far.
Here are some more pics. The fenders are on temporarily. I still have to paint the engine compartment. I'm painting it satin black(Rusto 777) and dress up the compartment as-well.



Don't mind the seats. They will be re-done. Course, I've thought about Summit racing seats also.


..and here is the paint.
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Post by 78StangII on April 1st 2011, 10:33 pm

I started painting the engine compartment today. I'm using Rustoleum 7777 Satin Black. I really like this paint. It has a nice texture to it. Next I plan on disassembling the front of the engine and clean it up and paint. The original radiator developed a leak and that's why the motor looks as dirty as it does. I will also replace all of the wire coverings too. I'm going to do this with the engine in the car. I don't feel like pulling this thing out. Anyway, work continues.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 2nd 2011, 2:36 pm

looks great. Did you use spray can or gun?
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Post by rmdhokie on April 2nd 2011, 3:24 pm

really nice job! I plan painting my hood stripe with satin black.
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Post by 78StangII on April 2nd 2011, 4:19 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:looks great. Did you use spray can or gun?
Thanks I used a spray can. I'm going to use this on the leaf spring and rear axle also.


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Post by 78StangII on April 2nd 2011, 4:20 pm

rmdhokie wrote:really nice job! I plan painting my hood stripe with satin black.
Thanks. I've been think of some sort of stripe also. I'm just not sure what would look good.
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Post by nhmercracer on April 3rd 2011, 11:58 am

Get that in the sun soon so we can see the color in natural light.

My brother used an interior spray product to change the interior of his Toyota from blue to black. I cannot remember the product he used. He got it at a local paint supply house, and it came in a spray can. Worked pretty good on most of the vinyl. He had to repaint the doorhandles occasionally however.


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Post by 78StangII on April 3rd 2011, 12:01 pm

LOL... I just pulled it out of the shop. I'll some pics up shortly.
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Post by nhmercracer on April 3rd 2011, 12:03 pm

oops did not know you were online Smile
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Post by 78StangII on April 3rd 2011, 12:13 pm

nhmercracer wrote:Get that in the sun soon so we can see the color in natural light.

My brother used an interior spray product to change the interior of his Toyota from blue to black. I cannot remember the product he used. He got it at a local paint supply house, and it came in a spray can. Worked pretty good on most of the vinyl. He had to repaint the doorhandles occasionally however.
I've used Duplicolor vinyl paint before on another project. I could never get a consistent can of paint. One can would be flat which is what I wanted. Another can would be glossy. I read that the Rustoleum vinyl paint has vinyl in it and that it supposed to have excellent adhesion properties. Which the Duplicolor does not. Though about giving it a try.
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Post by 78StangII on April 3rd 2011, 12:22 pm

Here are some pics of the Mustang I took. This is the first time I've had it out of the shop since painting it.




Next step is to wet sand. I still have the bumper to do as-well.
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Post by austin26372 on April 3rd 2011, 9:09 pm

Looking good!
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Post by 78StangII on April 3rd 2011, 9:13 pm

austin26372 wrote:Looking good!
Thanks Austin. That the F100 in the back ground that's I'm starting on next. That one is going to be real job.
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Post by austin26372 on April 3rd 2011, 9:16 pm

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austin26372 wrote:Looking good!
Thanks Austin. That the F100 in the back ground that's I'm starting on next. That one is going to be real job.

Can't wait for that one! I'm already planning my next gen 6 project - putting a dentside body on my current truck. Very Happy
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Post by 78StangII on April 9th 2011, 10:22 am

Anyone know how long it takes for this paint to cure? It's been two weeks now and the paint still seems to be to soft to wet sand the runs out.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 9th 2011, 4:16 pm

any enamel paint without an hardener could take weeks before it's hard enough to wet sand. Your best bet is to let it bake in the sun.
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Post by 78StangII on April 9th 2011, 5:11 pm

It can definitely bake. Supposed to be near 90 tomorrow. I'll do that for a week and see how it does. I guess I'll use a hardener next time.
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Post by nhmercracer on April 13th 2011, 10:58 pm

The black and gray look good together.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on April 24th 2011, 8:46 pm

How's the stang coming along?
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Post by 78StangII on April 25th 2011, 5:54 pm

I haven't fooled with it for about a week. I've been letting the car bake in the sun trying to get the areas that ran to dry. Still kinda soft but it's getting there. I'm an amateur astronomer also so I've been busy with that as-well.
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Post by T.Hadley on May 1st 2011, 1:35 am

Where did you buy your carpet, yours looks like it fit really nice, we just tried to install the carpet we got from Stock Interiors, and it is not so good and 1" short at the sill plates

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