The "FrankenStang gets a makeover" progress thread.

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by FrankenStang, Jul 2, 2007.


  1. Darkwriter77

    Darkwriter77 Resident Ranting Negative Nancy

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    Well, the articles I've seen posted have guys thinning the mix out 50/50, which seems wayyyyy too thin to me ... but then, their results are a lot more polished and better-looking, overall. It's a matter of taking one's time and doing things correctly, having the time/know-how to do it right, and so forth. In this instance, we went with about a 30% mix of mineral spirits in with the Rustoleum, so while it's still a lot thicker than what the other guys have used, it still levels out better than straight Rustoleum and doesn't have a ripply textured look to it like my Notch came out with.

    As far as "what we're thinking" : We're both poor, desperate, and driving cars with over 200k on 'em. Would you spend $2,000 on a paintjob for a car that's maybe worth $1,500? :scratch:
  2. 795.0pacecar

    795.0pacecar lover of pudgy polygamists

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    If I liked the car I would.
  3. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    dont mind him..he knocks on every one's ****.
  4. 795.0pacecar

    795.0pacecar lover of pudgy polygamists

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    Why did you quote him to talk about me or rsstang?


    If it looks ok and keeps the car from rusting then great, time and money well spent. I personally would save up for a real nice paint job. The book value of the car has nothing to do with it imo.
  5. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    what are you now the quote police?
  6. 795.0pacecar

    795.0pacecar lover of pudgy polygamists

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    Yes, now stfu and let this thread continue.
  7. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    [​IMG] :p

    you guys need to take it out and get some pics of it in the sun.
  8. cenok is family

    cenok is family Active Member

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    yeah i'd like to see some sunny shots. painting a car with rollers almost beats my friend painting his bmw with a wagner power painter. :rlaugh:
  9. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    now ThatS readneck. :rlaugh:
  10. Kornnut

    Kornnut Founding Member

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    With it being thicker did it dry a little slower and all the way?
  11. Kornnut

    Kornnut Founding Member

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    One more thing.

    Do you think you could put a clear on it?
  12. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    wow frankie, you got some mondo hairy legs:eek:
  13. RsStanG1987

    RsStanG1987 I shaved all my pubes playing this game.

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    I still dont understand why?. For $500 you could of done all the prep yourself and sprayed it.. It would look ten times better.. In the end a 30 dolar paint job looks like a 30 dolar paint job..
  14. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    did you ever get the drivetrain swapped into the coupe yet?
  15. FrankenStang

    FrankenStang Mustang Master

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    Ok........:rolleyes:

    I LOVE this car. I've had this car longer that any other car. It will never be sold. EVER. The paint was HORRIBLE. The hood had NO paint on it. The car is more protected now than it was before. I'm POOR. I can't afford to save up for a professional paint job. My kids need to be taken care of and my BILLS need to be paid first. After that, no money. No money = no $3000.00 paint job. :shrug:

    It doesn't look bad. Like Darkwriter said, we need to sand a couple spots and touch it up but, honestly, I think the paint is the least of my worries. I could have just primered it grey and left it like that. The poor car STILL has an aero front end. I've got alot of work ahead of me to make this car right.
  16. FrankenStang

    FrankenStang Mustang Master

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    Have you got an extra $500 layin' around? I sure don't. :shrug:
  17. FrankenStang

    FrankenStang Mustang Master

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    ..... what? I can't help it, I'm Germnan. :lol:
  18. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    :puke:
  19. FrankenStang

    FrankenStang Mustang Master

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    That's not me ryan, it's Darkwriter. Kids... :rolleyes: :lol:
  20. ryan218

    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    duh.

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