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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2017, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Paint fix ?

My 65 conv. was painted sometime around 1987. The paint is still in very good condition except the passenger side quarter. I have some cracking that is getting worse. There is also a bubble at the top of the quarter. I'll post pictures later.

My plan is to have the car media blasted and repainted - but most likely 5 years in the future. I also think I will need to replace the cowl, trunk drop offs, and patch the driver rear frame rail. Floors, rockers and torque boxes were done years ago and are solid. I will do the rust repair myself.

But I am in the middle of restoring a 71 c10 pickup - and I want to finish that project before I go back to the stang.

My question after a long winded post - does it make sense to have a paint shop just fix the quarter?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2017, 10:06 AM
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honestly? No If it's bubbling, it'll snowball for sure..


If it needs the rest as you say, why spend the jingle just to get by for a few years, right? My recommendation would be to sell the Bowtie and get back to the Mustang asap!
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I am posting some pictures - the first two are the passenger qtr....BAD. The paint has great shine and depth - just the cracking on the one qtr.

Not sure how good these pictures will come out.
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What's going to look worse- a little cracking and a bubble, or a full mis-matched quarter? To do it HA right, they'll need to blend it in after scuffing it all down. Again- I'd say save your money and do it all once the right way. That little paint blem wouldn't keep me from enjoying driving it, right? And if someone does point it out or give you crap about it, ask them how they enjoy driving their '65 Mustang Vert.......

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The cracking/chipping will probably get worse. Certainly you should get some quotes from paint shops in your area. You might find someone you feel comfortable with doing it for you.

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If you can't live with the cracking and want a cheaper at home solution, sand the quarter down and hit it with a basic spraybomb to protect the bare metal. Then use a dip-your-car kit and run it with that for a couple years. You paint the whole car with it and when you're ready, you peel off the coating.

I have no idea how long the coating lasts, but I hear it's easy to touch up. All in, you're probably at $300 and your car will be the same color.

Here's a satin black kit on their site: https://www.dipyourcar.com/products/satin-black-kit

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Are in similiar situation, have some paint cracking but will wait with new paint on my 65 Fastback for 2-3 years.
Have been looking on PlastiDip as an intermediate solution, new versions including high gloss top coat looks good. However it gets quite expensive in total.
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I've been in your situation before. I was in the middle of restoring one car (1968 Mustang J-Code Coupe) and bought another car (1968 Dodge Coronet 440 Hardtop) needing total restoration. After thinking about it for awhile, I came to the conclusion the smart thing to do would be to finish the first one before touching the second one. If I was in your situation I would complete the C10 so you have a complete vehicle ready to drive, enjoy, and/or sell. Then, start on the Mustang and do it right the first time. If you tare into the Mustang while working on the C10 it will take at least twice as long before you have a car that is completely done ready to enjoy.

Just my experience ~ Lenny B.
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