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Ralph the Frenchie
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posted 10-10-2002 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph the Frenchie   Click Here to Email Ralph the Frenchie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello,

I am in the way to put my Fastback at the paint shop around the corner
Considering they do not have any experience in Mustangs, I will remove all trim.

I will also remove the front and rear valances, the stone guard, the quarter panel upper extensions ti be painted separately BEFORE assembling.

Am I right ? Do I forgot some parts (ie headlight assy, fenders,...)

btw, It's only a Daily Driver project

Thanks

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65darkhorse
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posted 10-10-2002 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It depends if you are keeping it the same color ...

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Ralph the Frenchie
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posted 10-10-2002 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph the Frenchie   Click Here to Email Ralph the Frenchie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The color will be different considering I do not have any reference for the current one.

Looks like acapulco blue but not sure, if someone can tell...

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-11-2002 09:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The more you take off, the better the job will be. I'd also take off all the lights, mirrors, door handles, locks, all the molding around the windows, all emblems, and so on. Anything you don't want painted, really.

You also want them to paint the fenders off the car, at least if only to get the back sides of them. That cut between the black aprons and the painted fenders will be sharper that way.

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65darkhorse
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posted 10-12-2002 05:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd also buy new rubber for the doors and trunk.

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Fastback68
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posted 10-12-2002 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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You also want them to paint the fenders off the car


Does this sound right for things like fenders and other removable parts? Paint the first color coat with removable parts off the car, then the second coat with everything attached? All the on-line painting guides I've read so far make it sound like you're painting with everything attached in order to get consistent coats, but common sense tells me this isn't the way to go if you want total coverage of all the removable parts.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-12-2002 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ralph,
If you still have the data plate on the drivers door jamb, look at the paint code. Post the code here on M&M and I'm sure that we could all tell you what color paint your fastback is suppose to have.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-13-2002 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Fastback68:
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You also want them to paint the fenders off the car


Does this sound right for things like fenders and other removable parts? Paint the first color coat with removable parts off the car, then the second coat with everything attached? All the on-line painting guides I've read so far make it sound like you're painting with everything attached in order to get consistent coats, but common sense tells me this isn't the way to go if you want total coverage of all the removable parts.
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It depends on what type of paint you are spraying. Solid colors can be painted on the parts independantly, then reassembled and they will match fine, but heavy metallics can look like a mismatch if you do it this way. Light metallics like most cars use come out fine.

It is important to keep the part oriented correctly. For example, you wouldn't want to paint a hood of fenders leaning on a wall. Most guys paint them on stands and sitting just like they would if they were mounted on a car.

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Ralph the Frenchie
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posted 10-14-2002 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph the Frenchie   Click Here to Email Ralph the Frenchie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Gibson:
Ralph,
If you still have the data plate on the drivers door jamb, look at the paint code. Post the code here on M&M and I'm sure that we could all tell you what color paint your fastback is suppose to have.

Dave & Terri


Well Dave,

It is not the original color, the data plate tell me it was Dark Moss Green Metallic, Ivy Gold interior, and as you can't see the interior is black now


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