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Old 04-27-2015, 10:22 PM   #1
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Exterior mods..

I'm at a stand still with my exterior.. The paint has a few issues.. Overall it's pretty good. It had been repainted and the painter put on some stripes on the skirt area like the v6 and the Mach have. He didn't let the paint dry so when I removed the stripes the paint came with it in some spots.. Which isn't a huge deal because it was repainted the same factory silver color but he used a knock off paint which is a slightly different tone..

Second there are a few chips and cracks in the paint and by a few I mean 3-4.. And it had the 40th anniversary emblems instead of GT emblems.. I want to put GT's back on..

So as far as mods I know for sure I want a cowl hood.. But I'm open to other ideas as far as other things.. I have a cobra front bumper and termi rear spoiler.. And there are various things that are dipped..

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Old 04-27-2015, 10:33 PM   #2
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Here are the spots where the stripes where that are messed up Click image for larger version

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Old 04-27-2015, 10:34 PM   #3
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As far as paint goes I've got 2 options. 1 fix the spots that are messed up and keep the factory color and that would be like 500-1000 according to the local body shop or I can dip the entire car for 500$.. And the dip job would turn out good for that price.
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I don't see why you would want the "GT" emblem instead of the 40th anniversary badge (or Steeda Badge) that came stock with the car plus you'd still have the hole. I'm personally not a plasti-dip person. I would start with first obtaining all your exterior mods (like side mirrors, hood, etc.) and then save up for a complete paint-job instead of a "fix-up" (but that all depends on how much money you have/willing to spend.) The sad truth is that if it's a daily driver, something is bound to happen to it.

As far as the hood, Etuner has mentioned a couple of times a Cervini hood that is apparently in development click here for some pictures of it.

In the end, the amount you care about the exterior is up to you, I personally find it hard balancing looks vs performance. It seems as tho you got performance covered. Looks pretty slick as it is tho.
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This is just my opinion but.....
Please don't plasti dip your Mustang! Or any pieces of it. It's not a mod! It's cheap, rice, cheap and rice! Do it right and take pride in your Mustang.
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If you dip it, might as well start going to dunkin donuts car meets on weekends with all the other ricers. Fix the paint correctly.

The 99-04 cars are easy exterior wise. Mach lip, terminator side skirts, mach/Bullitt sail panels, Bullitt scoops and then lower it with a nice set of wheels and tires.

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Old 04-28-2015, 09:56 AM   #7
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If you dip it, might as well start going to dunkin donuts car meets on weekends with all the other ricers. Fix the paint correctly.

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I gotta take a picture of the 2011 in my parking lot. the top half is plastidipped black along with his rims. like, taped off just below the windows and plastidipped. proffessional job. way smoother than any spray can would do. but i always expect rice grains to come poppin out the muffler any day.
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I've seen dip jobs that can look good if done right
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You'll instantly improve your exterior styling by removing the ridiculous tail light decals!!!
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They aren't decals, it's lens tint, but I like the tails but i want some of the rax 2013 style they just came out with
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the icons. yea, I cant decide if i like them or not. I love the look on the newer s197's.
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Yeah at first I didn't like em but they grew on me, and is the Mach chin spoiler noticeably bigger than the cobra chin?

Also the high school vo-tech class can fix the paint on my car for free all I have to pay for is the paint which isn't much.. And I've seen their work it's pretty good
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Plasti dip is dumb. But if done right say on the deck lid? It can look good. But i would stay away from it.


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My decklid is done, and I think it looks good, so is my roof, and hood scoop
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i used to have plastidip on my deck lid just like his. It turned out pretty good. too my time on it and went as evenly as i could. i ended up taking it off because i just preferred the stock look.
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Is there a difference between the chin spoiler I have now on my termi bumper to the Mach 1 chin spoiler? Would the Mach look better?Click image for larger version

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I think its more a matter of fitment, than size difference. but not positive.
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Personally I wouldn't muck with much. The car looks great. Definitely would stay away from dipping the car. Have a reputable shop reprint what's needed and enjoy the gorgeous ride.


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That's a good looking car!!!!


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The only reason to plastidip your car is if you are specifically looking for a removable flat black that doesn't cost 3k dollars (wrap). I actually love the look of the flat black on these stangs, however with plastidip you need to be super cautious because that paint will go by-by if even a little solvent gets on it (including gasoline). And if you live in California its an utter pain in the *** to get anyway.


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Im getting ready to fix a few messed up silver paint areas on the roofline of an otherwise flawless car. will be starting when the matched paint comes in along with the filling putty and everything else.
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