Looks great on both cars, great job. Not sure which way I will go yet body colour or satin black, black will be a lot easier less prep, no clear coat, minimal maintenance, body colour does look great though mine would be light Pewter. thanks for the photos
I just want to ask about Seam sealer I am using Sikaflex 221 under the car some areas were seam sealed really well and other areas not at all ? made it difficult to understand after I stripped it all off including most of the old paint, I noticed there were chassis components that were plated like a zinc type product these items were not seam sealed from the factory. i just copied what was there before, should I have done that or seam sealed everything in sight ? i still have time to seam seal more before I paint.
Thanks for the advice guys, as I’m painting my car the original colour light pewter I may consider this for the engine bay but not underneath I r think I will go with the Satin of flat black . and my door does look a bit sad, Fabrice your probably right a new door or door skin would be best. i might have a go at the welding though and working it straight just for the practice.
I am rebuilding my 72 mustang and have Brushed, sanded, cleaned, etc the bottom of the car, coated in epoxy etch then epoxy primer now ready for something else to finish I was thinking epoxy satin black same as I’m considering for trunk and engine bay. also found a heap of holes drill and punched into LH door under old filler, I am planning to weld up holes epoxy etch and refill any thoughts or opinions/recommendations/tips welcome
Hi All just another update from Aus,
Mustang is progressing well, I have spent many hours on the end of my grinder with wire wheels cleaning up the engine bay and underside, for others thinking of doing this, effective but dangerous with wires flying off the wheel, make sure you wear a face shield.
cleaned it up then sanded With 120 grit, high pressure washed with degreaser then detergent, then wax and cleaned many times.
then painted with 2k etch primer, next 2k high fill, then Satin black.
I found one bit of rust which I cut out and repaired one the rear quarter lucky was only the one bit in the car.
im starting on the boot/trunk next I’ve noticed it had a rear end collision at some point and will need a lot of work to do it properly
until next time.
Ended up having a go at repairing the door I beat the holes flat as they were punched inwards like a funnel shape I think they may have been used as a form of supporting all the bonds it had in it maybe 1/4 inch thick. Even though it held up well no cracks in it. After welding all the holes I went work beating the door into shape to reduce the bonds required after 4 hours I improved it a lot by stretching the material with a hammer and dolly was difficult though as the door has a heavy cross member on the inside I had to work around. I ended up with a couple of spots that were popping in and out. I managed to resolve these with some heat. After I was finished the bondo was approx 1/8 thick over etch prime so pics.
do you guys think this will hold up or should I bite the bullet and buy a new door skin, I just don’t have a lot of cash.
I also did a lot of work on the front fender looked like a previous accident.