Progress Thread Raceoholic330's Restoration Thread. Dart 331, Turbo, Irs, Etc...

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by RacEoHolic330, Nov 14, 2011.


  1. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Yeaaa, you'd win that bet
  2. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    That depends on what day you ask. Today,........base/clear,.......yesterday,.......SS,......tommorrow,......:shrug:
  3. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    tomorrow...rustoleum.
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  4. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    I was gonna say truck bed liner :shrug:
  5. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    That's an awesome idea. The underside of my car does look great :chin

    The jeep guys would love me...

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  6. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Wonder how much weight that adds hmmm
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    What are you doing for an antenna if you closed off the mount holes in the fender?
  8. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    I hardly listen to radio. An SD card full of my music is all I'll need. That and bluetooth streaming through my phone will get me by.
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    tca7291 I can see your wieners.

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    Or go with a sleek XM hook up. I've been thinking about shaving my antenna also, as I never listen to regular radio. I have the tiny little xm antenna magnet on my roof in the middle between the hatch and roof.
  10. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Car finally has paint in it. Looks damn good too, even before the cut and buff.

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    I impressed myself with how well the body work in the engine bay turned out. They only scuffed it. No pinholes or imperfections to be found.
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    The paint has some peel, but really not a whole lot. They said it will be completely gone and I won't be able to tell if I'm looking into the car or into a mirror when it's all done. Next pictures should be next week sometime when it's fully buffed out and back in my garage.
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    nice, it's the first and last time it will truly look CLEAN... ;)

    <-----Hates keeping black cars clean
  12. stangboy

    stangboy Founding Member

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    Ok so the question of the day is......ss or bc/cc?:scratch:
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  13. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    To answer your question...yes. Lol

    It is technically single stage. Three coats where applied. The first coat is straight color, the second coat is a 50/50 mix of color and clear, the third coat is mostly clear and is sprayed on wet. The clear is identical to any two stage clear, so durability and UV protection is the same.

    I went back and fourth a lot on the type of paint. I talked to other people, and did a ton of research online. The consensus seems to be that you cannot beat black single stage in terms of depth and color when applied using this method. The key is a painter that knows how to properly work with and spray the stuff. It has to go on even and wet to get that perfect glass look.

    What really sold me was when the painter showed me a door from a VW Bug that he did in SS black. It wasn't even buffed out yet and looked absolutely amazing. That was all it took for me to let him go ahead and spray the single stage. He said there is no way I won't be happy with how the car looks when it's all said and done. So far I'm happy even without the sanding and buffing, but it's only going to get better from here. I know the single stage haters are gonna hate, but hold your judgment until I get the car into some natural light and get the camera on a tripod to take some good pictures. I think you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was.
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  14. RacEoHolic330

    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    True story. I think the saying goes something like: "Black isn't a color, it's a full-time job."
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    Tell me about it...Haha
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    Single stage repaint around a year really small stang.jpg ago, trying to to keep it somewhat original. I was not disappointed.
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    RacEoHolic330 I like to dress like a pretty girl SN Certified Technician

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    Looks good man!
  18. stangboy

    stangboy Founding Member

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    If I was going to paint my car black I think I would go that route. But whenever I get around to painting my car I want to paint it the dark blue that comes on the new mustangs. Sorry I don't know the name of that blue.
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    Kona Blue?

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    Thanks bird_dog0347

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