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HHuggins
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 03-01-2003 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins        Reply w/Quote
I'd like to repaint the "Mach I" rocker panels on my '70. Any tips? Also, I know that a lot of the trim on a Mach I was originally "argent". Was the honeycomb panel on the rear also argent? It seems that on every Mach I I see it is black. I just purchased a repop and it's black and I was wondering if I should paint it.

Thanks,

HH

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Harley D. Huggins II
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1970 Mach I
1998 GT Convertible
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 03-01-2003 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yes, they are both dark argent. NPD sells a perfect color match.

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HHuggins
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From: Laguna Niguel, CA
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 03-01-2003 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve. Any tips on removing and replacing them?

BTW - How is your Mach doing?

cobravenom71
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From: Poinciana, Fl USA
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 03-01-2003 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71        Reply w/Quote
Good eye. Most people repaint the rear panels black, but dark argent is the correct color.
By the way, before you re-install the lower body-side panels, paint the lower parts of the car that are visible between the panels dark argent also. If you don't, then the contrasting body color will show between the panels and give the lower body-side a somewhat goofy appearance.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2003 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HHuggins:
Thanks Steve. Any tips on removing and replacing them?

BTW - How is your Mach doing?


Slow right now. All my motivation is frozen right out of me. Hopefully she'll be getting paint this summer.

I haven't taken the moldings off yet, except for the moldings on the front fenders. On those, the 'a' in 'Mach' pulls up and exposes a hidden screw and two other visable screws and a nut on the back of the fender edge holds them on. I bought a molding clip set from NPD to help me see what's there before I take the rest of them off, but they appear to be just standard molding clips so that shouldn't be a big deal.

I plan to strip the paint using ZeroRust Removall stripper and steel wool.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2003 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cobravenom71:
Good eye. Most people repaint the rear panels black, but dark argent is the correct color.
By the way, before you re-install the lower body-side panels, paint the lower parts of the car that are visible between the panels dark argent also. If you don't, then the contrasting body color will show between the panels and give the lower body-side a somewhat goofy appearance.

Kit is very right about this, you need to mask off and paint the areas you see through the door gaps. It seems to carry over about 1/2" around edges. It's surprising how many Machs you see that haven't had this done, and it makes a huge difference in appearance.

You can see what we're talking about here:

Maybe it won't make as much difference for you since your Mach is black, but if you want it right...

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7DMACH1
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From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 03-03-2003 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1        Reply w/Quote
Here's a good picture of mine. RAY

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HHuggins
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Posts: 259
From: Laguna Niguel, CA
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 03-03-2003 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HHuggins        Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys! You know, the original color of my car was Bright Blue Metallic. Seeing the shot above convinces me that when the time comes I'm going to take it back to it's original color. The argent and black trim really looks good with that color.

HH

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Harley D. Huggins II
Laguna Niguel, CA

1970 Mach I
1998 GT Convertible
www.geocities.com/hh_machi/

rm302 boss
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From: Austin Texas
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 03-03-2003 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss        Reply w/Quote
WOW that looks good...........

Rene

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