My First Paint Job: A 1988 Mustang GT - Competition Orange

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:39 am
Here are a few random pictures of my first complete paint job. I finished the project last summer with a lot of your help. It took about 350 hours and a lot of dedication for a 17 year-old. I am SO proud of my car :D . I know that I am the only kid in high school that painted their car. I have a little write up on the process on my car domain: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2250733/2 Thanks again for your help!!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:13 pm
Hellava nice jhob you done there. I alos like the car. Congrats 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:15 pm
looks great love the color
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:48 pm
It looks fantastic! You should be really proud!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:44 pm
Wow man, this car looks great. I dont care for the wheels much but you just cant go wrong with an Orange Fox body Stang. 8)

I hope mine turns out half as good as this one did!



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:55 pm
That's amazing .... You should have seen the first car I tried to paint when I was 17years old .... It looked ok ....... Zooming past at about 60mph :lol: :lol: :lol: Up close it looked shocking !!

Did you have anyone help you with the prep ?? There is no way I would have got a car that straight without someone there to say "no good ... try again" ... about 1000times over :roll: :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:08 pm
Great work bruh.. Looks straight and beautiful.. I love those old fox body mustangs.. I have had many :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:38 pm
Nice work! I remember doing all the body work on my old 1982 Fox body Mustang. I took it, stripped of parts, to Maaco to let them paint it. Couldn't tell there was ever a dent on the car :) Just like yours... only your car is a nicer model.

What type of primer and paint did you use for your project?



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:21 pm
I did not have anyone except my dad and friends (who dont have any autobody experience) help me the whole summer. I just learned as I went which is why it took so long. I used dupont uroprime, chromabase and nason clear.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:10 pm
Nicely done! Now you have to deal with all your buddies bugging you to do their rides, way to go :lol:

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