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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on October 28th 2011, 3:06 am

Just thought I'd give a quick update, I rolled the first coat on the roof and most of the rear quarters. Very Happy Will get some pics up in a bit for you guys!

Was really chilly outside, about 9C (49F). Do you guys know if there is a certain temperature I should not be painting at?
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by cac1967 on October 28th 2011, 8:59 pm

49 should be fine I personally would not go any lower than 45, it will just take a lot longer for each coat to dry.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on October 29th 2011, 10:41 pm

Here are some pics of the first coat

I'm always checking this before I paint


Roof on driver's side


Roof rear


Roof on passenger side


Some discoloration looks like it appears here. I was wearing a respirator when I was rolling and the exhale vent on the mask had water droplets dripping from it. I hope I didn't drip water on this. I'm going to sand this area down again, there is a slight chip in the paint that I didn't sand out.


Going to roll coat number 2 tonight!
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by cac1967 on October 30th 2011, 12:02 pm

Lookin good so far, good coverage also, what's your mix ratio? thumbs up
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on October 30th 2011, 2:38 pm

looks pretty good...nice and flat
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on October 31st 2011, 5:51 pm

cac1967 wrote:Lookin good so far, good coverage also, what's your mix ratio? thumbs up

I have not actually measured any of my mixes, I kind of eyeball each one. Basically I'll add enough thinner that when I dip a spoon into it and pull it out the paint will start to drip in about 4 seconds. I know my mix is not 50/50 though, most likely 40% thinner to 60% paint. When I get closer to my last coat I will increase the ratio of thinner, probably wait 5-6 seconds.

I've got coat number 2 on so now it's off to some wetsanding.

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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 7th 2011, 12:20 am

It's been a couple of days since I posted, been busy going at the car since I now have a deadline. My dad wants the garage back in 11 days so I'm only going to be 75% complete.

I've got a total of 4 coats on the body, 2 coats on the door since I did them separate. Still wet sanding at the moment.

Temperature is now down to 4C (39F) and it went to freezing just a couple days ago!
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 8th 2011, 7:38 pm

This is coat 4, lots of dust in the paint, might be able to see it in the reflection.








Here's the roof half sanded, finished all the sanding yesterday. Did another coat last night.


I'm going to do coat number 6 on the body and number 4 on the doors. Another 3 hours in the garage........
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 12th 2011, 4:09 am

I've decided actually not to do the next coat and instead sand, I'm seeing too many dust particles and fish eyes. Previous to this I wet sanded twice with 400 and now just finished sanding with 600. So tomorrow I'll get another coat on, will post some pics of that.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by dean_af on November 12th 2011, 10:03 am

Looks good. Can't wait to see the update.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by 63Falconconvert on November 13th 2011, 7:52 am

Looks Great! Do you notice the paint flowing out nicer with the cooler temperatures?
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 21st 2011, 9:22 pm

Wow it's been a week already! Sorry I couldn't post pics up earlier, I've been coming home and working on the car late at night for the past week. Put on 2 more coats, so we're at 8 now for the body.


Looks Great! Do you notice the paint flowing out nicer with the cooler temperatures?

Yes I did! I have a small foam brush and I'd use it to get the areas close to the trim, it would leave brush marks but when I came back to it a few minutes later most of it would be gone!

Let's get to what everyone wants to see. Very Happy

Sanding with 1000 grit on coat 7 here


Had a little bit of paint in the tray left from coat 6 so I spot painted the areas that didn't have great coverage just to see how it would go, turned out alright but will need a sand to blend in.


Sanded with 1000



Some areas are still pretty thin and when I was sanding I almost sanded through this edge.



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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 21st 2011, 9:36 pm

And #8 on the body



When I first saw the pic I was like wtf. In case you're wondering that squiggly line is a reflection lol.


You can see the gloss is pretty good .......... and some dust particles


Glossy!


I'm going to put coat 5 on the doors later tonight. But tomorrow, the car has to move out since I already passed my deadline and my dad wants his garage back for winter. Painting is going to be put on hold but I'll probably start sanding the front quarters while it's out of the garage.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 22nd 2011, 1:12 am

Looking good!
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by rmdhokie on November 22nd 2011, 7:45 am

Looks nice.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by cac1967 on November 22nd 2011, 7:30 pm

Lookin really good, take your time sanding and polishing and it will turn out great!!!!!! thumbs up
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Post by 63Falconconvert on November 26th 2011, 11:11 am

looking really good......
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on November 29th 2011, 3:10 am

Thanks for the replies guys! Here she is 75% complete! cheers






Going on a trip for the holidays so I will be back at it later for some more painting!
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on December 22nd 2011, 2:17 am

Hey everyone, I'm back from my trip and the first thing I did before I went into the house was to check my car.

After looking at it I made a shocking discovery on parts of the roof and driver's side rear quarter ........







I suspect what happened was frost/ice formed on top of the paint because it is pretty cold at night here and did not allow the oils to evaporate. I scratched one of the bubbles with my finger, it felt soft and even came off a little.

I'm going to sand these areas then repaint Crying or Very sad Has anybody else seen this type of thing before?
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by cac1967 on December 22nd 2011, 2:47 pm

solvent popping,I've seen this many times over the year's ,the ms is still evaporating from within the lower layer's, thus the small bubble's, seen clear coat do this when it had too much activator. ahhh
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by 78StangII on December 22nd 2011, 4:52 pm

Looking good.
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by retired plumber on December 22nd 2011, 8:11 pm

cac1967 wrote:solvent popping,I've seen this many times over the year's ,the ms is still evaporating from within the lower layer's, thus the small bubble's, seen clear coat do this when it had too much activator. ahhh

This man does know what he is talking about. Waxing to soon will do almost the same thing but usually that just makes it look dull.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on December 29th 2011, 5:29 pm

Question, was the car kept indoors while you where gone?
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Post by interceptor on January 1st 2012, 8:53 pm

No, it was under a car port outside. I would have kept it in the garage but my dad wanted it back. I didn't touch the paint for a week before I moved it out.

Should've tried to convince him to leave it parked inside ahhh
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Re: 88 Mustang Coupe

Post by interceptor on January 9th 2012, 8:33 pm

Hey everyone, it's been a week, I finally summed up enough courage to go in the garage and start fixing this paint job.

Sanded with some 400 in some areas, one area I scratched with my nail and it just went through to the primer so I sanded lightly with 320 to get the edges. I noticed the paint would just keep peeling slowly as I sanded.

I used a credit card and I can keep scraping away at this paint! The paint doesn't feel hard and brittle like when I was scraping away the old paint on the car. When I scrape now it feels kind of soft. Should I keep going?

It's ironic, this was the issue I had previous to painting the car.The grey patch underneath is an area where I sanded through to metal before. The primer coat I did was fairly light.





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