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Unread 06-28-2010, 03:31 PM   #301
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I am currently doing body work on my 81 and reading your posts is giving me some motivation. It's very time consuming sanding through 3 bad layers of paint.

Thank you for your pics, and attention to detail.

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Unread 06-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #302
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Coiz, it is looking great.. I considered trying to do some stripes and glad to see you going down that path.. That is going to look awesome....... Keep up the great work....
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Unread 06-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #303
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Mike just when it looks like you've topped yourself you surprise me and do even more! Those stripes are really going to look great. You're a fellow Ford man at heart too, the way you're doing the strpies brought to mind the old Hurst rental Mustangs and the way they did the strpies on them. Can't wait to see how they look.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 07:27 AM   #304
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Mike, you can't just leave us hanging like that! I'm impressed. Can't wait to see color on those panels. After 10 hours masking, it'll almost be a shame to rip it all off! Glad you got some good pics for us though.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #305
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Painting Black Stripes

Slowman,
Mine had two previous paint jobs and was fairly slow going with sand paper. That's why I ultimately used the aircraft stripper to get me to bare metal.

Calvin,
Thanks for the kind words. I debated going the vinyl route but decided painting them on was the right way to go.

Jim,
I looked at a lot of different models and years of Mustangs and even the Ford GT before I decided what type of stripes to go with. The late model Cobra's with the dual 9" and 1" center made the most sense and lined up with the Jeep body lines the best.

TRex,
The taping took forever and brought me back to my junior high days with the white, green and gold of the Oberon Jr. High Vikings. I pulled an all nighter with the taping and didn't finish with it until around 4:30 AM. I went back the next day and double checked my measurements to make sure sleep deprivation wasn't going to give me bent or wavy lines. Even if I had found they were off, I probably would have just painted it anyway I was so tired of working on them.

Finally spraying black.

Everything had been taped off and is now ready for some 2000 Ford Explorer Limited Ebony. Might as well start with the tailgate again.


After a couple coats on the hood. You can see the back of the grill in the background.


The cowl and windshield frame are covered in black.


The fresh air inlet cover is covered in black.


I didn't get any pictures of the grill or the rear of the tub while painting black so you can only see them finished and ready for clear. At this point pulling the tape off of these pieces was just like Christmas in June. How do you think they're going to look?

Here is a teaser for you. The fresh air inlet cowl cover ready for clear coat.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #306
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I can't believe you've left us hanging again! It looks like the lines turned out nice and crisp! Are you happy? I think it looks great so far. I'm diggin' the retro idea.
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Unread 06-29-2010, 04:50 PM   #307
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dude so uncool! just a taste is all you gave us!
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Unread 06-29-2010, 05:51 PM   #308
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THIS is WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 06-29-2010, 08:06 PM   #309
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Hey Mike it's only about a 5 hour drive from my place to where you live. How about me bringing all of my stuff up and having you work on it.

Sure am looking forward to seeing everything after the tape and paper are off. Outstanding job my friend!!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 04:30 AM   #310
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^^^ Mike is sure making the paint and bodywork look easy!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 03:37 PM   #311
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Revealing of the Stripes

Come on guys, you make me feel like a prom date trying to get up my skirt before you buy me dinner. I can't just give it all away at once or you'll lose interest. Although someone did buy me a membership so maybe I should just put up and shut up. What's it take to get some thread rating votes around here?

Jim,
Rollbar asked me the same question at one point so to be completely fair I will have to refer you back to the first sentence in post 39.

I'm glad you guys think I make it look easy but not everything has been peaches and cream. I'll detail that later but for now lets unwrap some parts.

This definitely felt like Christmas in June for me. I guess I'll start with the tailgate again. So here it is painted in black.


Fine line tape is off.


Here it is all ready for clear.


For some reason I didn't get pictures of the grill in process so here it is after painting and all the tape removed. I noticed I didn't get the insides of the grill covered very well with black but I don't think it will be very noticeable once all the lights and radiator are installed. The engine compartment side is pretty solid black so looking at it from under the hood should look fine.


Here comes a nice sequence of the hood. Here it is after three coats of black.


The center edge fine line tape removed.


The passenger's side is revealed.


Getting closer to fully unwrapped.


This is the closest thing to Jeep porn that I've ever seen.


Here is the underside of the hood. It would have been much easier to make this white but thought it was worth the extra time to make it black. It could have probably used one extra coat of black but it is only the bottom of the hood after all.


Here are the cowl and windshield frame covered in black.


Here is the cowl after all of the tape was removed.


Here is one last picture of the windshield frame.


Pretty much everything was now ready for clear coat. I did have a few small areas to touch up with an airbrush but nothing major. I am pretty happy with the way the lines came out on all of the parts. Not perfect but pretty darn good considering it was my first time. Everything seemed to be going pretty well but the clear coat threw a couple wrenches and a tire iron at me. I'll detail that in the next post and hopefully help others to not repeat my mistakes. It will all be worked out in the end but the extra time to complete the painting was extended by several weekends due to prior commitments and the added time to fix my mistakes.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #312
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Just a million Mike. Looks like I may have to stand in line!!


That is turning out so good. More like fanatastic!!!!!! I like it.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 04:35 PM   #313
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Wow It looks awsomme I dint think at first that the stripe where going to look good but its really nice!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 06:53 PM   #314
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:36 PM   #315
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Damn! Why didn't I do that!
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