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Old 07-06-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Did some aesthetic work today

First Mustang, and first time doing any work on my car of any kind (other than some basic stuff like changing the oil, etc). Dipped my heat extractors today and popped a gloss coat on top, and swapped out my 5.0 badges to gloss black. I'm quite pleased for a first time effort!






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Old 07-06-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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Damn, it looks like they came like that from the factory. Nice job.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:45 PM   #3
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Damn, it looks like they came like that from the factory. Nice job.
Thanks, man!
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:12 AM   #4
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Yeah that looks good. Those hood vents are nice!
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Old 07-07-2015, 12:05 PM   #6
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Nice job, was one of the first things I did to my Hood Vents also
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clean as hell. love it
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How'd you do that?

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Nice job, was one of the first things I did to my Hood Vents also
Just got (3/23) a 2015 Mustang GT Premium w/perform. pkg and Ruby Red. How did you remove the hood vents? This is my first Mustang ever--had 4 4 2 ('66) and Roadrunner (68) back in the day. Not familiar with "dipping," is that what you did to the vents?

Look very good.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:22 PM   #9
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Yea, I haven't looked to see but have been thinking about the same thing for the vents on ours. So +1 on how to take them off.

I did it on my rebuilt 98 GT before I stripped it and love the look.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #10
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I basically just used this as a guide: http://www.roushperformance.com/part...stallation.pdf

and sprayed the plasti dip on them. 6 coats, then 2-3 coats of glossifier
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Gloss vs flat

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I basically just used this as a guide: http://www.roushperformance.com/part...stallation.pdf

and sprayed the plasti dip on them. 6 coats, then 2-3 coats of glossifier
I think I would have to go gloss due to the gloss black wheels and rear spoiler that came with the Performance Package. Where did you get the plasti dip? What type of prep is necessary for the extractors prior to dipping, did not see any mention of that in those instructions.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:36 PM   #12
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Exactly. I wanted it to match with the PP styling as well, hence the glossifier. I ordered a can of black matte plasti dip and a can of glossifier off of Amazon. You can get them at Lowe's and Home Depot as well.

After removing the vents, all I did was clean them off, and swipe some rubbing alcohol over the surface. Then I just started spraying! Approx. 20 minutes between coats. Let it sit overnight in the garage, then took her out this morning for a pre-breakfast jaunt through the hills, lol.
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Exactly. I wanted it to match with the PP styling as well, hence the glossifier. I ordered a can of black matte plasti dip and a can of glossifier off of Amazon. You can get them at Lowe's and Home Depot as well.

After removing the vents, all I did was clean them off, and swipe some rubbing alcohol over the surface. Then I just started spraying! Approx. 20 minutes between coats. Let it sit overnight in the garage, then took her out this morning for a pre-breakfast jaunt through the hills, lol.
What about gloss, black V stripes along with the hood scoops like you have done? Do you think that would be a little too much black? Or maybe the black V stripes and keep the Ruby (my color) hood scoops as is? Meant to say hood heat extractors--sorry.
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I'm actually considering v stripes myself, but would go with silver. If it clashes with the black vents, I'll just peel the plasti dip off. I like black stripes, but I think they would blend in too much with the blue. Hard to visualize, tbh
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Like this AmericanMuscle

I think that looks really sharp
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Exactly. I wanted it to match with the PP styling as well, hence the glossifier. I ordered a can of black matte plasti dip and a can of glossifier off of Amazon. You can get them at Lowe's and Home Depot as well.

After removing the vents, all I did was clean them off, and swipe some rubbing alcohol over the surface. Then I just started spraying! Approx. 20 minutes between coats. Let it sit overnight in the garage, then took her out this morning for a pre-breakfast jaunt through the hills, lol.
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I'm actually considering v stripes myself, but would go with silver. If it clashes with the black vents, I'll just peel the plasti dip off. I like black stripes, but I think they would blend in too much with the blue. Hard to visualize, tbh
That is a beautiful blue on your car, and I agree about the black stripes possibly not being the best choice. In my opinion, the black wheels are dictating what can be done as far as striping is concerned. I keep wondering how much better it would be--option wise--if those wheels were dipped in gray because I think I would like Ruby Red and gray better than black. Do you really like the black wheels?
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That is a beautiful blue on your car, and I agree about the black stripes possibly not being the best choice. In my opinion, the black wheels are dictating what can be done as far as striping is concerned. I keep wondering how much better it would be--option wise--if those wheels were dipped in gray because I think I would like Ruby Red and gray better than black. Do you really like the black wheels?
Yeah, love the black wheels, lol
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Yeah, love the black wheels, lol
The black wheels get flat real quick when the brake dust collects on them. I hit them with a hose and they brighten up very well, that black **** just flows out, especially the front where the master cylinder is, at least that was the rationale back in the day, especially the left front. Do they make brake dust shields for these cars?
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On my list of to do's. Im gonna paint mine though, gloss black on the Oxford white car. already did the wheels.
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On my list of to do's. Im gonna paint mine though, gloss black on the Oxford white car. already did the wheels.
Is it a 50 year numbered car? Regardless, the gloss black wheels should look really nice.
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