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post #46 of 80 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 11:07 AM
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Ah, OK, that's the site I has already found, just didn't recognize the car. Those mustangs all look alike :-).

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post #47 of 80 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 12:34 PM
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I painted my Corvair this way last Sept/October. My GTV gets the treatement (yellow) after an old tri-hull (grey, white) and another Falcon wagon (blue, white roof). I use Interlux now.

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Great page! Good to see that it still holds up after the bird poop treatment.

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Great idea, I need to practice on a rust bucket. Any donations?
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Wink man...

..i keep reading this post.. i am sooo temped to try this..
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I was gonna on my cheap 65 Mustang, but sold it without having to paint it. I'm not sure I could bring myself to do it, even on a Berlina.
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Ok, well I did it.
I too was kind of stuck on the idea, but after seeing a buddies Fiat he did with very little prep and it looked good, I figured I could do it and do a better job and I did. I did this during the middle of July when we were having rain almost every day.
I will post more details and photos when I get home tonight.
Lets just say it works. No Magic. Just lots of prep and sanding. I lost 10 lbs of fat and gained 2% lean.

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post #53 of 80 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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Heres a question for yeah, since this is rustoleum paint (good at preventing rust i would suppose) is it possible to do a very nice paint job of this type as a tough base, then prime and paint over it with something a little bit prettier?
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Here we go:

Nothing spectacular about the paint job other than it cost next to nothing in supplies and your life in labor.

Disclaimer: The car has not been wetsanded or polished yet. I needed the car, as its my driver, and so I put it back together after the 8th coat and drove my 1,000 mile trip. I have been driving it almost everyday since. Its been curing these past 3 months and I will get on it during my Thanksgiving holiday.

I cant post comments between picts so you will just have to figure them out as we go.

The car was originally black and I wanted to bring back the flavor of that by painting the tail in black. That led to the blood-line stripe becoming black as well. Played with that for a little while and got what I think is a nice compromise.

I realized how easy it was to paint it this way so I went and found a color I liked and mixed it into the Interlux Marine Paint I have been using for years on the boats I have built or owned.
The key is to thin it to the consistency of milk, and to wipe it down between coats and sanding with mineral spirits and denatured alcohol.

I removed everything I could and taped off what I couldn't.
I'm pretty adept with using epoxy, so I used West System to mix up the filler and patched the surface rusted areas.
I sanded the body down with 400 grit wet/dry and checked for smoothness. Its not perfect but was ok for my needs at this time.
The process goes something like this: Apply 2 coats and then sand with progressively finer paper, starting with 600.
Use a dense 4" foam roller and a 3" foam brush for 'tipping' out.
Wipe down with mineral spirits and let dry before the next coats.
8 coats took 5 days to apply.
Again, I have not done the final wetsanding or polishing, but its amazing how good it looks without.

Thats about it. Here are the picts.
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...and some more.
I modified the front bumper while I was at it, and that was covered in a different thread.
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... bill..a question...so far how is the 'hardness ' of the paint...thats the only thing from stoping my from doing my car..i am almost done with the sanding /bodywork..and what is 'tipping?'thanks the car loooks good..my local ace hardware store has the same paint but they can 'custom ' colour it to what i am looking for.. kind of a cherry red/ burgandy colour..
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.. just looked in your trunk..i have the same battery..lol..
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Bill,

I was going to try the Interlux too, in fact I bought some early this spring and it has been sitting in the bag since then. Getting interested in giving it a go again. You said you found a colour you liked and mixed it in, did you buy white and mix a colour or use one of their standard colours? If I remember correctly the stuff I bought was their Brightside paint and it might have been the fire red.

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...and some more.
I modified the front bumper while I was at it, and that was covered in a different thread.
Looks nice, Bill. That front grille looks familiar....

I think this is the perfect technique for a driver. My "other car" was in the shop today, so I had to make the Spider earn its keep commuting through traffic on a nasty, rainy day. I was petrified that I'd crash and ruin the fairly nice but expensive (to me anyway) paint job. With the $98 special you can drive with a clear conscience.

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... bill..a question...so far how is the 'hardness ' of the paint...thats the only thing from stoping my from doing my car..i am almost done with the sanding /bodywork..and what is 'tipping?'thanks the car loooks good..my local ace hardware store has the same paint but they can 'custom ' colour it to what i am looking for.. kind of a cherry red/ burgandy colour..
The "hardness" issue is still unresolved. I have no chips or dings in it yet to tell. It was not hard enough to repel the Yukon that turned in front of me a few hours ago and smashed my hood.
"Tipping" is using the foam brush to blend in the edges of the roller marks.

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I was going to try the Interlux too, in fact I bought some early this spring and it has been sitting in the bag since then. Getting interested in giving it a go again. You said you found a colour you liked and mixed it in, did you buy white and mix a colour or use one of their standard colours? If I remember correctly the stuff I bought was their Brightside paint and it might have been the fire red. Kevin
I bought the same "fire red" and added a little orange to it. It matched the red the car was repainted a decade ago. I am happy with the color and the way it goes on. You just have to thin it down a lot.



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Looks nice, Bill. That front grille looks familiar....

I think this is the perfect technique for a driver. My "other car" was in the shop today, so I had to make the Spider earn its keep commuting through traffic on a nasty, rainy day. I was petrified that I'd crash and ruin the fairly nice but expensive (to me anyway) paint job. With the $98 special you can drive with a clear conscience.

-Jason
Well, up to a point. This is what happened to me today: not sure whats going to happen with their insurance adjuster and how I will repaint it. Probably the same way.
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