1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 6th 2012, 2:34 am

Is there ant special dye I'd need & would the top need to be removed to do this? I found another top with the complete framing still attached for $200 that I might grab up so... Seems like the dye could get messy, lol, but I'm game, give me details please!
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by cac1967 on March 6th 2012, 11:13 pm

Rustoleum makes a pretty good vinyl and fabric dye, I used it to dye the seat's in my 67 stang, cover's great, the seat's I installed were in great shape but they were that funky ford green, two coat's to cover the green and has'nt worn off in five year's so you may use that to dye your top!!!!
avatar
cac1967
400+ Poster!
400+ Poster!

Number of posts : 562
Age : 45
Location : north carolina
Job/hobbies : auto parts manager/classic and antique cars
Project : 1964 falcon,1967 mustang fastback
Registration date : 2011-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 15th 2012, 10:48 am

Thanks
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 15th 2012, 1:07 pm

Of guys just picked up all of my supplies & I will be painting my Stang in a couple or 3 days! I'll be sure to take before, during & after pics for y'all! Wish me luck....lol
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by 63Falconconvert on March 15th 2012, 1:26 pm

Stay focused....one step at a time.....if you're not sure of something ASK questions..... thumbs up
avatar
63Falconconvert
1000+ Poster
1000+ Poster

Number of posts : 1275
Age : 57
Location : Rochester NY
Job/hobbies : Sales welding supplies
Project : 1963 Falcon Convertible
Registration date : 2009-04-06

View user profile https://bobs1963fordfalconconvertible.jimdo.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by superdave on March 15th 2012, 2:03 pm

63Falconconvert wrote:Stay focused....one step at a time.....if you're not sure of something ASK questions..... thumbs up

Exactly. The guys here are extremely helpful.

Don't rush things. It's almost fun for the first 4 or so coats. The sanding starts to get a little...old...after that. It's when I had a tendency to want to take shortcuts. I'm just waiting through the cure time now to do my final sanding and buffing. One week down and I'm going to try to let it sit for another week.

One thing I would do differently now after a little learning curve. I'd put three coats on initially instead of two before my first sanding. The beginning is just the foundation. I'd do that and then sand out all of the orange peel very carefully with 600 grit sandpaper and even down to 400 if needed. Sanding through coats there doesn't matter in the final product. The first goal is to get good coverage and a smooth surface. After that, you worry about the finish and gloss. The first coats should be looked at as "primer".
avatar
superdave
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 128
Age : 53
Registration date : 2011-12-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 15th 2012, 4:10 pm

I'm spraying it & was told not to worry with the "in between" sanding. I was told to spray it on, probably 4-6 coats then let cure then wet sand with 1500-2000 grit then wait a month or 2 before attempting a polish & wax/buff. Is that correct or do I need to still wet sand after every 2 coats?
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 15th 2012, 4:11 pm

I will be using a 4:1:1 mixture of paint to thinner to hardener. Should flow out nicely & drying will be quicker than normal!
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by T.Hadley on March 15th 2012, 7:40 pm

Qwik96 wrote:I'm spraying it & was told not to worry with the "in between" sanding. I was told to spray it on, probably 4-6 coats then let cure then wet sand with 1500-2000 grit then wait a month or 2 before attempting a polish & wax/buff. Is that correct or do I need to still wet sand after every 2 coats?

You won't need to sand in between coats when spraying
avatar
T.Hadley
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 337
Age : 59
Location : Lake Tapps WASHINGTON
Job/hobbies : Heavy equipment operator
Project : 76 Cobra Mustang
Registration date : 2009-09-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 15th 2012, 7:49 pm

Cool
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 1:53 am

And the 4:1:1 mixture is good right? I'm just trying to get all my ducks in a row...?
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 6:39 pm

Progress! Wet sanding... "pic Heavy"








avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Roadking41a on March 16th 2012, 6:41 pm

You are hard at it. Looking good.
avatar
Roadking41a
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 300
Age : 56
Project : undecided
Registration date : 2008-01-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 6:50 pm

I guess I should have showed before/after of body repairs?

Before (t-boned)...




After... Thanks very much to Felix's Auto Body!!!
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Roadking41a on March 16th 2012, 7:17 pm

The repair work came out great.
avatar
Roadking41a
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 300
Age : 56
Project : undecided
Registration date : 2008-01-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 7:34 pm

This is my make-shift paint booth! It's where the magic will happen tomorrow... Yee Haw!!!



So now I start masking & taping it all off! She's gonna be a beauty in BLACK!!!
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 7:39 pm

Roadking41a wrote:The repair work came out great.

Yes I agree. Felix here in Texas did an awesome job! He & one of his guys had to cut the quarter out of another Stang & replaced the entire quarter, not just a section! It's rough work & tedious being a convertible, but she turned out great! The entire car is wet sanded with 400 grit, dried thoroughly, sealed inside the "paint booth" & I will be painting her tomorrow! Rustoleum spray job here we come, lol
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Roadking41a on March 16th 2012, 9:10 pm

With good body work like that,your paint will come out great.
avatar
Roadking41a
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 300
Age : 56
Project : undecided
Registration date : 2008-01-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 16th 2012, 9:32 pm

Well it's all taped up, masked off & ready to go
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Tommy Hillbilly on March 17th 2012, 4:00 am

Qwik96 wrote:
Roadking41a wrote:The repair work came out great.

Yes I agree. Felix here in Texas did an awesome job! He & one of his guys had to cut the quarter out of another Stang & replaced the entire quarter, not just a section!
And he happened to find another door in the same color? If that's your old door and he straightened it out, then he is a real miracle worker.
avatar
Tommy Hillbilly
400+ Poster!
400+ Poster!

Number of posts : 598
Age : 51
Location : Cincinnata
Project : 1988 Mustang GT convertible
Registration date : 2010-10-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 17th 2012, 9:25 am

He had another '96 GT he used for parts that he was gonna have crushed... The colors differed slightly, but only at a distance. But I have seen some of the doors & panels they have fixed before & they are pretty good at un-twisting stuff, lol.
avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 17th 2012, 10:04 am

All ready to go... Will be painting here in just a little bit guys! Talk to y'all shortly...




avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Qwik96 on March 17th 2012, 11:46 am

First coat going on. The **** compressor decides to melt a wire so I gotta try to repair that!


avatar
Qwik96
Rank
Rank

Number of posts : 64
Age : 39
Location : Canyon Lake,Texas
Job/hobbies : Towboat Pilot, I hunt religiously, love working on cars & spending time with my wife & kids!!!
Project : 1996 Mustang GT Vert (mine), 1995 Mustang GT 5.0 (wife's)
Registration date : 2012-02-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Roadking41a on March 17th 2012, 12:45 pm

That first coat looks real good.
avatar
Roadking41a
200+ Poster!
200+ Poster!

Number of posts : 300
Age : 56
Project : undecided
Registration date : 2008-01-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by cac1967 on March 17th 2012, 1:07 pm

Looks good for the first coat!!!!!!! keep us posted and hope you get your compressor fixed!!!!!
avatar
cac1967
400+ Poster!
400+ Poster!

Number of posts : 562
Age : 45
Location : north carolina
Job/hobbies : auto parts manager/classic and antique cars
Project : 1964 falcon,1967 mustang fastback
Registration date : 2011-06-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible...

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum