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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Paint!! 01/05

Postby mustang1989 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:06 pm

Thanks fellas.

I hit this with some 2000 grit with light pressure and it sanded right out. Then I hit everything with 12000 grit to get a smooth finish. Gotta sand out the gouge on top of the L/H front fender though, mask off and repaint that one area and then it's off to gloss coating, BMF and decals.

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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby keavdog » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:10 pm

Nice fine metallic
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby LyleW » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:32 pm

That looks great!
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby mustang1989 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:43 pm

Thanks you guys. I've just gotta make it past that repair on the drivers fender topside and I'll be home free with the car body.
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby Handiabled » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:58 am

Paint job looks awesome! Metal flake colors are a bear to get even and not streaky looking
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby Medicman71 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:57 pm

Man that color looks awesome!
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Progress-01/13

Postby mustang1989 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:23 am

Thanks you guys. This Acapulco Blue has always been a favorite of mine.

I really should've taken before and after pictures because this was a pretty rough start. The one thing that I can tell all you guys...and I really hope you're reading this closely.....WHEN USING MCW PAINTS *******DO NOT GO FOR A WET COAT WITH THIS STUFF!!!!******** You're guaranteed to have orange peel........and lots of it. Just be patient and get the color coats on by spraying it on lightly. I took my time with the tail light and front clip parts and those turned out perfect......thank GOD!!!

Any how.....here's after 5 hours of work straightening everything out by sanding with 1000, then 2000, then 6000 and finally 12000 grit finishing sandpapers. I burned through the paint at both leading corners of the hood scoop but I can get that back on there pretty easily. Believe me guys.....I've come a LONG way with this in terms of getting everything smoothed out in preparation for the clear coat.

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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Smoothing Out-01/19

Postby tempestjohnny » Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:49 am

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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Smoothing Out-01/19

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:32 am

Looks great! Sending my car bodies your way, too.....
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Smoothing Out-01/19

Postby mustang1989 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:50 pm

Thanks fellas!! Lyle....I've got my hands full with this car already potna. :wink:
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