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Old 08-22-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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To sand or not to sand?

I recently purchased my 69 Mach 1 and it needs body work I want to get it sanded down but I know when I sand it down I'll lose the original paint forever should I worry about this last on my restoration to do list?
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:55 AM   #2
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Re: To sand or not to sand?

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I recently purchased my 69 Mach 1 and it needs body work I want to get it sanded down but I know when I sand it down I'll lose the original paint forever should I worry about this last on my restoration to do list?
There isn't enough "original" paint left to worry about.
The first things I would do is:

1. Take lots of pictures of inside and out for future reference.
2. Disassemble as much as possible, bagging and tagging any reusable parts.
3. Have the body bead blasted with a media that will not "shot peen" and harden the metal to remove all of the old paint and rust.
4. Shoot the metal with a preservative finish, so it does not rust up as you are working on it.
5. Begin repairing rotted out and damaged parts.

OR, if you don't want to do all that just drop it off at my house and I'll give it a good home.
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There isn't enough "original" paint left to worry about.
The first things I would do is:

1. Take lots of pictures of inside and out for future reference.
2. Disassemble as much as possible, bagging and tagging any reusable parts.
3. Have the body bead blasted with a media that will not "shot peen" and harden the metal to remove all of the old paint and rust.
4. Shoot the metal with a preservative finish, so it does not rust up as you are working on it.
5. Begin repairing rotted out and damaged parts.

OR, if you don't want to do all that just drop it off at my house and I'll give it a good home.
Lol I'm just really waiting till I can't get it on concrete before I start otherwise I'll have all the prices in the grass
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If you like the original color of paint, try going by your local dealership and seeing if they have paint chips that match the color, then you can get the paint.
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Lol I'm just really waiting till I can't get it on concrete before I start otherwise I'll have all the prices in the grass
Yes, you definitely need a shop for long term resto.
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Yes, you definitely need a shop for long term resto.
I have a 2-1/2 car garage and I'm running out of room working on my 65 lol. A garage to do work is important. I did my first mustang outdoors when I was 16 though, and it can be done, but having it exposed to the elements really works against you when you are trying to keep things clean and organized. You can do quite a bit though outside.
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