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That car does look very straight. That is a vibrant red. I think it really suits that car. Especially if it gets the black Mach treatment. Are you cutting and polishing the paint yourself or is someone doing it for you? It's a real skill.

 

I do plan on doing the black on the hood lower body. As for the cutting and polishing my good buddy that sprayed the car is handling it.


Today was all about blocking it with 800 then up to 1000. it still needs a few more hours to call it good. Then next week we will take it back to the spray booth for another round of clear. Then the plan is to hit it with 2500 and then buff. :cool:


DAMN, that looks spectacular! I can't wait to see it in person!

 

Thanks Nik! Yeah it's getting there. Been putting in some long hours.

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We used to have a 1993 Mustang lx in that color, it looks great on your car. Nice job.

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Making great progress won't be as long as it has been. I hope you do the black flat it is not really an issue keeping clean just stay away from it with wax. I see so many with the shiny hood black that defeats the purpose. I know some are using a flat clear over the black but just not like original. Owners choice for sure.

David

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Lookin' SWEET, Mike! ::thumb::::thumb::::thumb::

 

Can't wait to see it all back together - it's gonna be awesome! :bravo:

 

Thanks Eric.


We used to have a 1993 Mustang lx in that color, it looks great on your car. Nice job.

 

Thanks Mike, I'm very happy with the color. I was a little on sure at first but now it was a good choice.


Making great progress won't be as long as it has been. I hope you do the black flat it is not really an issue keeping clean just stay away from it with wax. I see so many with the shiny hood black that defeats the purpose. I know some are using a flat clear over the black but just not like original. Owners choice for sure.

David

 

I'm thinking on going with more of a satin black over the flat black. I think it will a closer match to the Mach 1 decals. I think gloss looks good in some case on white and silver. My car is a boring H code so I'm going for more of a restomod than stock. Believe me if I had a more valuable car I would do a more correct restoration.

 

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H code or not your doing a sweet job on that mustang. Restomodding it a bit gives it your own personal touch. I'm going a little more modded on mine cause it's is an F code. I was hopping that the cleanest car for the best price, I might find, wasn't going to be a real Mach because I didn't want to deal with the thought of cutting up a car that is better off and appreciated more by a purist and a proper restoration.

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H code or not your doing a sweet job on that mustang. Restomodding it a bit gives it your own personal touch. I'm going a little more modded on mine cause it's is an F code. I was hopping that the cleanest car for the best price, I might find, wasn't going to be a real Mach because I didn't want to deal with the thought of cutting up a car that is better off and appreciated more by a purist and a proper restoration.

 

Thanks for the kind words. When I first got the car I was going to flip it and find something with more value. But as time went on the thought of building a Mach 1 my way became more interesting. So my overall plan is to build a nice Restomod Driver. I think it will be more fun to own in the big picture.

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YES!!!!! Congrats Mike. I think that finally having new paint is the one biggest step in such a project.

 

Thanks Mike! I almost can't believe it's painted. This is a huge milestone for the project. I almost can see the lite at the end of the tonal.

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All loaded up and heading back to the spray booth for 3 more coats of PBG clear. :cool:

Thats the way to do it ! Should be a mile deep ::thumb::

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART

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Today I brought home the Mach 1 from the rented spray booth. I will say it was worth taking the extra step of shooting the car with 3 more coat's of clear. It definitely has a deep wet look and shows how strait the car is. Up next is to color sand and buff.

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Today I brought home the Mach 1 from the rented spray booth. I will say it was worth taking the extra step of shooting the car with 3 more coat's of clear. It definitely has a deep wet look and shows how strait the car is. Up next is to color sand and buff.

 

Wowza!!!

Looks so good! ::thumb::

Just wondering, as the car sits on the driveway, do you get neighborhood admirers? Any young kids been witnessing the transformation and having their eyes opened to the muscle car world?

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic! ::thumb::

 

 

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Wow! I'm excited for you. Great job

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Today I brought home the Mach 1 from the rented spray booth. I will say it was worth taking the extra step of shooting the car with 3 more coat's of clear. It definitely has a deep wet look and shows how strait the car is. Up next is to color sand and buff.

 

Wowza!!!

Looks so good! ::thumb::

Just wondering, as the car sits on the driveway, do you get neighborhood admirers? Any young kids been witnessing the transformation and having their eyes opened to the muscle car world?

Yes all my neighbors have been by to take a look at it. Even a couple from the top of the hill. And yes one of the neighborhood kid road up on his bike and said "Nice Nova"!:-/


That looks great Mike.

 

Thanks Jim!


Wow! I'm excited for you. Great job

 

Thank you very much!


Tonight was about sanding with 800. Tomorrow 1500.

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Wow that is hard work! But I am inspired by your photos 😎[THUMBS UP SIGN] That is going to be chowing of in the end! [WINKING FACE] Regards Lars

 

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73 😎

So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73:whistling:

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