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Update on Big ants old Red SE. pics
#31
LOL. I'm just holding off on the next pics until I can show it more completed. I sprayed the satin black on the top of the car on Monday. I think it looks really cool. The satin black goes really well with the SE Red. I didn't wanna take any more pics until I can paint the front and rear bumper areas, that way you can see the "finished" product. I might try to paint them both today, depending on the weather. I tell ya, I'm glad I'm not trying to repaint a complete SE in the factory red color. This [email protected] is expensive. It cost me 61.00 just for a PINT of the SE Red. (Electric currant red) . This wasn't even the top of the line PPG basecoat. It was their lower level "Shopline" paint.
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#32
okay guys. Here she is in all her satin Black Glory. It was really overcast when I took these pics but it will give you all a decent idea of what it looks like. For a quickie, low budget make over, I'm pretty pleased with it. The no-nonsense satin black goes really well with the wheels and the thumping exhaust note. LOL.
After I unmasked the car I looked at the Chrome outer grille shell and said "Why didn't I shoot that too?" I think it might look better black than chrome so I'm going to do that in the next day or so to see how it looks. There is still other work to be done (Replace cracked windsheid, improve brakes, upgrade exhaust, etc.) but for what it is and what I was after, I think it's pretty cool.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

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#33
Here are a couple of the engine compartment. I shot the engine compartment with the same satin black i used on the exterior. I haven't done much detailing in here yet. Just haven't had the time. The A/C compressor wll be coming out. The only purpose it serves right now is as an idler pulley. I'll be replacing it with an A/C eliminator set up. I also have a comp cams vauum reserve can going in to help the power brakes.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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#34
Nice, how much masking off did you do in the engine compartment.:cheers:
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#35
If you shot a layer of clear over the satin black wouldnt it come out nice and shiny?
Color combo looks nice but I personally dont like the satin look , I once shot some clear over some flat black valve covers and they came out shiny as heck and lasted quite a good while.
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#36
I am thinking the car looks kick ass! And that is a very nice job especially for being done at home without proper conditions. And yes...red is the most expensive color to buy. I did a 55' T-Bird for a guy a few years ago and it was almost a 500 bucks just in paint....that is not counting primer, activator, clear, and hardener.....or any of the other materials. It was literally 496.00 for one gallon of paint, my cost and with the reducer it was over 500.00 Paint material costs are outrageous nowadays. I used to get soo sick of people coming into the shop thinking I could give them an all-over paint job for 3-400 bucks.......it can not be done and done right. It is impossible unless you use bargain basement products that aren't worth the time to shoot. By the time you figure in your material and labor cost you are loosing money doing an allover at even a grand. Don't get me wrong, I have shot a few 500 dollar paint jobs in my life....but nothing I would admit to, or put my name on. Any allover I do today starts at 2500 and goes up from there, and believe me...I have shot some very nice trophy winners.


Sorry about that little rant........The car looks good. *thumbs up*
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#37
Quote:If you shot a layer of clear over the satin black wouldnt it come out nice and shiny?
Color combo looks nice but I personally dont like the satin look , I once shot some clear over some flat black valve covers and they came out shiny as heck and lasted quite a good while.

I was gonna post the same thing, looks good, but shiny would be better
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#38
Quote:Nice, how much masking off did you do in the engine compartment.:cheers:

Masking off this engine compartment wasn't really all that bad but that's because most of the "modern Lincoln" has been taken out of this car already. There aren't a whole lot of "extra" components cluttering this engine compartment anymore. It's almost like painting the engine compartment of a '60's car.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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#39
Quote:If you shot a layer of clear over the satin black wouldnt it come out nice and shiny?
Color combo looks nice but I personally dont like the satin look , I once shot some clear over some flat black valve covers and they came out shiny as heck and lasted quite a good while.

Yes, if I clearcoated over it, it would become like a regular shiny black paint job. I debated back and forth with myself whether to go shiny or satin. I would have liked it either way really and it's possible that I may go the other route if this paint proves to be hard to maintain. I just didn't really want another "pretty" car. My Mustang has a beautiful custom paint job that I fret and fuss over. This car is more like a down and dirty "street fighter" type car. I'll eventually reshoot the sides of the car (when it cools down NEXT year. LOL) but right now the sides are shiny but have numerous scratches/dings in the paint. The interior is a mix/match of parts from other cars and is a bit on the rough side.
So my intent was never to make this a show car. To me it has "presence" and "character" just the way it is. Have you ever been to a car show and seen a car with a beautiful paint job parked next to a Rat Rod and the Rat Rod ends up getting lots more attention? That's kinda how I think of this car. It's a bit Raw, but that rawness makes it kind of cool.
But back to your original point: If this car were painted Gloss black over brand new red painted sides it would be a very striking color combination. I think Black and the factory Electric currant red go fantastic together, especially with black trim. Perhaps this car will look that way one day if I have the proper place to park another "Shiny" car.
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1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

2004 Chevy Blazer Xtreme > Daily Driver

1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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#40
Quote:I am thinking the car looks kick ass! And that is a very nice job especially for being done at home without proper conditions. And yes...red is the most expensive color to buy. I did a 55' T-Bird for a guy a few years ago and it was almost a 500 bucks just in paint....that is not counting primer, activator, clear, and hardener.....or any of the other materials. It was literally 496.00 for one gallon of paint, my cost and with the reducer it was over 500.00 Paint material costs are outrageous nowadays. I used to get soo sick of people coming into the shop thinking I could give them an all-over paint job for 3-400 bucks.......it can not be done and done right. It is impossible unless you use bargain basement products that aren't worth the time to shoot. By the time you figure in your material and labor cost you are loosing money doing an allover at even a grand. Don't get me wrong, I have shot a few 500 dollar paint jobs in my life....but nothing I would admit to, or put my name on. Any allover I do today starts at 2500 and goes up from there, and believe me...I have shot some very nice trophy winners.


Sorry about that little rant........The car looks good. *thumbs up*

Thanks man! Smile Yeah, material cost is just insane. I'm amazed at the way places like "Econo" auto painting can paint a car for 300.00 including materials and labor. They must buy so much (lower quality) paint that they get it for next to nothing. I've had two cars painted by them that I didn't want to spend the time and money to paint myself and I was surprised at how good they turned out ,considering the price. Of course these were cars I wasn't keeping long term so they only they only had to look good for a short while.
1987 mustang gt convert. custom paint,3.55 gears ,flowmaster exhaust ,225k miles and still runs like new

1992 Red SE> Ants old car. Built 306,5-speed,Bad Ass.

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1996 Mustang GT

1979 chevy van. (couldn't find a Ford!)
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