Ford Mustang Respray
On arrival the Mustang looked quite pretty, however, on close inspection
there were a few challenges as there was a lot of bubbling rust, badly
fitted grills, bumpers, wing extensions etc.
job was to strip the car of it's bumpers, number plates, door handles,
all trims, badges etc. Then we sanded back all of the rusty areas to bare
metal. Most areas were savable as the rust, although significant, had
not penetrated through the substrate. These areas were painted with acid
treatment, then a coat of acid etch primer, followed by extensive filler
work in various layers to build the surface back to it's original. The
few areas which did have full penetration, the worst being the top rear
panel above the boot lid, were ground back the same way, acid treated
then fibre glassed to give us a sufficient surface for filler preparation.
At the front of the Mustang we ground out all of the old badly applied
filler which was cracking, re-fettled the front of the wings to accommodate
the new wing extensions - also the same with the bonnet extension. All
seams were seam sealed then the car went through various processes of
sanding, going through the sanding grit sizes. When we were satisfied
that the car was correctly prepped she was fully wiped down with panel
wipe, blown out with an air line, put into the oven and fully tack ragged.
This removes all minor particles of dust.
She was then fully primed with 2K primer, 3 coats all over, and slow baked.
After standing for 2 days to fully cure she was then hand flatted to a
silky finish. Again, wiped down, blown off and fully tack ragged then
fully masked for top coat. Then 3 coats of Ford true blue metallic, followed
by 3 coats of Glasurit clear lacquer. 3 days to cure then we fitted all
decals before going back in the oven for her final coat of clear lacquer.
Then low bake for 2 hours in the oven. 2 more days to fully cure then
she was sanded all over with a 1500 DA then polished with a polishing
Final job was the re-fit - headlights, grills, bumpers etc. and a phone
call to Mark Blanchard to come and collect his very pretty refurb'd Mustang.
The Mustang presented a few small challenges, however at Roadrash we are
always up for a challenge!