Painted the Mustang ( very happy now)

alex302

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ive had this car for 6+ years and it needed paint when i got it, but im a go fast guy dont really care what it looks like. So now that the car i where i want it motor and suspension wise i went ahead and painted the car. I have a good friend of mine that paints as a hobby and we did most of the work at home and rented a booth to spray the color.


I now have new found respect for paint and body guys!!  i lost track on the hours and hours spent sanding and blocking and more wet sanding and guide coat sanding............ tons of work..
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yea this happen when we where at the booth





we did one light coat of gold pearl on top of the base yellow





 

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wet sanding the clear with 1000 then 1500












still needs another round of compound and polish then wax..

next will be all the black parts..
 

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That looks absolutly incredible Alex!! The gold makes the paint look awesome. Are you going to do the roof in black again or leave it? Either way it looks KILLER. A+++
 

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That looks absolutly incredible Alex!! The gold makes the paint look awesome. Are you going to do the roof in black again or leave it? Either way it looks KILLER. A+++


thank everyone

the roof is staying yellow for now
 

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As much as work as you have in it - I'd take the wet sanding up to 2000 then 2500 for a final - it'll drastically cut down your cutting time and give you damn near glass reflection.

It's not a mustang - but here's my LS I took all the way up to 2500 and you can tell it really paid off to put in the extra sanding time.
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I'd start with 1500 dry on a DA and finish with 3000 wet on a DA. Both with a soft pad interface. You'll go through probably 3 boxes of 1500 and a box of 3000. You'll get a nice finish and the 3000 will buff out easily. That's what we do at work and I'd put it up against any other post-paint finishing out there. It goes fast with the use of a DA also.

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Very nice!

Should have gone orange flavor instead of banana. But banana alright too.

:p
 

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The gold looks insane in there. Everything about your car is perfect
 

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That looks fantastic. Wish you would've done the mirrors and s281 though :(
 

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Just gets better and better! Amazing car man. Im thinking of wetsanding my car. It has orange peal from when it got painted last summer. Any plans on the hood? I seems odd with that black vent lol.
 

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