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Old 04-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Respraying my Mustang

Any advice on stripping and respraying a Mustang? Time? Paint company? Gonna be done in my garage.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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How is your paint now? Don't strip it it's way more work than you need to do. To paint it all you need it to take some scotch brite and scuff it down real good till there is no shiny spots.
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Re: Respraying my Mustang

my advise is dont do it, get it done right or dont do it at all
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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Paint is pretty straight minus my front clip, its all sun faded. The rest just really needs gloss.
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Is it actually faded or just maybe dull can it be polished out? It would be a lot cheaper than painting it
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Well my hood scoop is sun faded and my front bumper the clear coat is non existent. Maybe just the plastic parts can be sprayed, i dunno.
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Well my hood scoop is sun faded and my front bumper the clear coat is non existent. Maybe just the plastic parts can be sprayed, i dunno.
If you are gonna paint one thing, paint it all or it may not look good at all
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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My thought exactly...ill just sand the clear, give it a layer or 2 then 3 coats of clear.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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I'm in the process of starting my own "paint shop". If I've learned anything, it's that 95% of what paint shops charge for is the labor on prep work. The paint you use will not matter if the prep work is not there.

This is not something easy. There is a reason good shops want ~4k for a full job.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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Im gonna block it and sand it...but the car is straight and has NO dents. Just the paint is severely faded.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
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NeedsSomeMods is right pulling the engine and painting all the jambs is the best and right way to do the project but if your going to paint it the same color it is entirely unneeded for that you would just need to completely detriment the vehicle mirrors, door handles, moldings, glass spoiler, and scoops this will give a nicer paint job that you will be happier with and not looking and see that the missed a spot here and there or it's nice here but you can see the old paint job there. I know what you mean I'm gonna start on the body work on mine soon cuz the Vegas sun has not been too nice to my factory paint job either but it's still not bad for 15 years old. But I'm gonna fix the small dents that I do have put a cobra hood front bumper and fog lights on her while I'm at it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #12
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Im gonna spray the same color blue to the car. Im not big into body kits and **** like that but i might just but a new hood scoop. They are usually prepared and ready for paint. Ill have to find away to fill in the spoiler holes in the trunk but other than that a little wet sanding and away we go.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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No I know I'm just doing the stock cobra front cover with the round fog lights I just like that look better and best thing todo with your trunk lid holes is find one with out holes and either buy it or see if someone will trade you a guy in Vegas posted an add on Craigslist to do that and not even a week later his post was down I'm assuming it worked.
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For the holes in the trunk I would either weld them or fill them with bondo incase you ever want to use the spoiler again you can just drill them out
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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I was thinkin bondo or just getting 1/4in plug stoppers that i can get at hardware store. Or i can also find a v6 trunk at a junk yard or trade. They dont have spoilers.
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Re: Respraying my Mustang

I took my spoiler off my GT. used 5/16 and 3/8 plugs i think but check youtube in case, and painted them black with touch up paint. Looks clean.
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I would suggest plug stoppers then that would be a cheap and easy route because if you weld it you can risk warping your trunk and it will always look wavy and bondo isn't meant to fill holes it will crack and chip then you would have wasted Money on a paint job. If you want to I would suggest a junk yard v6 one and have them both painted so you can switch off or have a back up in case you need it.
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Thats a good idea... Any ideas or tricks for painting plastic?
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Thats a good idea... Any ideas or tricks for painting plastic?
When painting plastic there is a additive you can buy to mix with the paint, it makes the paint flexible and bond better it's also used when painting bumpers
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #20
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Yeah because your plastic is constantly expanding and contracting through the temperatures weather it's hot or cold what are you painting cuz you might need to use and adhesion promotor to help it stick so it won't peel off
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #21
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I need to respray the bumpers and hood cowl...thanks for the advise.
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