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'65 RI Repaint - Sherwood Green
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: '65 RI Repaint - Sherwood Green Reply with quote

Couldn't stop thinking about having a green Mustang, so this happened.

One Dakota Red '65 RI Mustang





In case you wondered what Mr Stormtrooper was for:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the paint would just peel off with some heat. Turns out it stinks out the joint with toxic bubbles and leaves a load of undercoating. Oh well. I had a respirator on, but my wife learned a valuable lesson about letting me do projects in the conservatory...





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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I figured I may as well go for a matching headstock while I'm at it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought a grey undercoat might bring out the metallic without being too bright. My plan is to darken the paint with tinted clearcoat layers. That will also tint the vintage white comp stripes. Yup, comp stripes.




Metallic paint on


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And with tinted clearcoat





More to come. I'm going to sand down the clearcoat flat, then paint on the vintage white comp stripes before finishing with some tinted clearcoat on top.
I've got a great decal to go on the headstock once that is sanded and buffed. Gotta leave the nitro to cure first though...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job so far!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Mustang is looking awesome! Great color choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed! Looking forward to seeing the finished project!

Looks a bit like OTM with the metallic paint (before the tinted clearcoat). Another one of my favorite colors...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a toss up between OTM and Sherwood. I toyed with the idea of using amber clearcoat on OTM to turn it more greenish, like you see a lot of Lake Placid Blue faded and yellowed into a green colour over time. In the end I just thought SG was closer to what I was after. Maybe OTM for the next one...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I've been doing today.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Masked off and sprayed with vintage white gloss:


Nervous peeling:


Victory (for now)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Anything left to do?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks great. Really nice choice of color.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Beautiful! Anything left to do?


Thanks Very Happy . The stripe paint has some ridges on the edges (where the paint met the tape) that I'm going to VERY carefully try wetsanding down today. I don't want to lose the line definition, but I also need to lower the ridges or I will need more topcoat to cover them. Then I'll use tinted clearcoat to yellow the stripes. Then wait....then sand and buff. Headstock is done so I'm waiting a few weeks for the nitro to cure and then sand, buff and decal.

Very pleased with progress so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really is going to be amazing to see the final result. Great work so far restoring honor to a lovely RI piece!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SherwoodJim wrote:
singlepickup24 wrote:
Beautiful! Anything left to do?


Thanks Very Happy . The stripe paint has some ridges on the edges (where the paint met the tape) that I'm going to VERY carefully try wetsanding down today. I don't want to lose the line definition, but I also need to lower the ridges or I will need more topcoat to cover them. Then I'll use tinted clearcoat to yellow the stripes. Then wait....then sand and buff. Headstock is done so I'm waiting a few weeks for the nitro to cure and then sand, buff and decal.

Very pleased with progress so far.


I'd leave a tiny bit of a ledge on there and level it out with the clear polishing.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
SherwoodJim wrote:
singlepickup24 wrote:
Beautiful! Anything left to do?


Thanks Very Happy . The stripe paint has some ridges on the edges (where the paint met the tape) that I'm going to VERY carefully try wetsanding down today. I don't want to lose the line definition, but I also need to lower the ridges or I will need more topcoat to cover them. Then I'll use tinted clearcoat to yellow the stripes. Then wait....then sand and buff. Headstock is done so I'm waiting a few weeks for the nitro to cure and then sand, buff and decal.

Very pleased with progress so far.


I'd leave a tiny bit of a ledge on there and level it out with the clear polishing.


Yeah, that makes sense actually. Good tip, thanks Smile
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