Overhaulin' my brother's V6

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  1. TTSaleen

    TTSaleen Active Member

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    My wife's brother is in the Navy.
    Been in for over 20 years and just recently made Senior Chief.
    He's based on the USS Fort McHenry.

    His wife and I got together and overhauled his 2008 V6 mustang recently just before his arrival for a few days at his birthday, before he heads out to sea again.

    He has always wanted the "blacked out" look and liked chrome wheels.
    Based on that, we had a lot of options. With the help of Fastlane Motorsports, I was able to obtain the following upgrades:

    1. We choose the GT500 chrome wheels and Nitto 555 tires as a nice package.
    2. We installed the valve stem mounted TPMS sensors designed for the 07-09 models.
    3. Next was black, locking, lug nuts to keep them secured while the car was parked on base.
    4. I had Tinted Atmospheres install 20% tint on the sides and back window. I had them install 55% on the windshield.
    5. Next we turned to tune-up parts. K+N drop-in air filter, new Motorcraft spark plugs, and a new fuel filter were added.
    6. I then cleaned under the hood and interior.
    7. Lastly I spent 2 days correcting the paint on the car. It has lived in New Jersey for 4 years and the last 2 years has been in Virginia Beach. I washed it and clay-barred it first. Next I used my Flex 3401 polisher and Menzerna FG400 to knock out all the deep scratches and imperfections. I followed that up with Menzerna 1500, then Menzerna 4000, and finally threw some Pinnacle Souveran wax on top of it all.
    Paint is wet and deep looking now!

    His wife picked him up in D.C. two days later.
    He got to drive it back to Virgina Beach that night.
    He called me and couldn't believe the transformation. He said the car handled better. Had more noticeable power, got better gas mileage, and had beautiful paint.....better than it had ever been, even when new.

    I was happy to complete this project with the help of my sister-in-law.
    Receiving his surprise reaction and happiness was the best results I could have hoped for.

    Enjoy.
    Ryan

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  2. Barner1

    Barner1 Active Member

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    You definitely made a difference on it. Looks great! I'm sure he is enjoying it
     
  3. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Legend

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    Wow man the before and after is just amazing! Wish my brother did stuff like that! Lol! Good job on it man that's a v6 I'd be proud to drive!
     
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    amazing man. tell him thanks for his service! car came out mint
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    He didn't mention the tint? Car looks great, paint has good depth and pop!
     
  6. Ferocious

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    You really went to town on that car. Nice work on the paint correction. It looks flawless.
     
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    Burninriverdiver Well-Known Member

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    You are one hell of a dude, great job on the paint. I need to pick up some detailing lessons
     
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    Really good stuff, I bet he was happy!
     
  9. TTSaleen

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    Thanks guys.
    Yes he loves the looks of the car now.
    Even claimed to have gotten 24.8mpg on the way to Florida from Virginia Beach this past weekend!
    So he's saving money too! LOL!
     
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    That's a hell of a thing you did for him. Car looks fantastic! Great job!
     
  11. DropTopPony

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    Really nice job restoring that paint.