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Old 18th February 2018, 01:16 PM   #1
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Sanding and polishing the GT's paint

Took some time off of work to sand the paint and polish it! It took 4 long days from start to finish. Sanding it with 1000 grit, 1500 then 2000. Then I used the 3M 1,2,3 polishing process. Disclaimer " I have done this many times before" I am happy with the results. For those of you who have seen this car in the past you will notice the transformation! I also added some Ford blue stripes on the outside of the silver. Thought I would share some pics.
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Old 18th February 2018, 01:22 PM   #2
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A few more pictures. I then drove it to Roseville Rod and Customs to have Ben York of RRC/Yorks Speed Shop install his new Spark plug wire looms fresh off his CNC machine. It was a great few days of work done. I will post images of the wire looms later because I forgot to snap some pictures of them.
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Old 18th February 2018, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: Sanding and polishing the GT's paint

just a few more pictures.
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Old 18th February 2018, 01:33 PM   #4
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Re: Sanding and polishing the GT's paint

Like the blue edges on the stripes. And the spotless floor!
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Old 18th February 2018, 01:41 PM   #5
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Like the blue edges on the stripes. And the spotless floor!
Thanks you, I was wanting a little more P-ZAZ on the paint and the Blue did the trick I think. I love Garage spaces and cleaning them, organizing them is a good mind de-cluttering activity! I like being able to drop a slice of bologna on the floor and have the 5 second rule not apply. ha!
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Re: Sanding and polishing the GT's paint

Beautiful, nice effort Ken! You must have a ton of clear to get away with the 1000, or perhaps it's well cured. Curious if you were able to measure the thickness in mils? I went the 1500-2000-3000-5000-machine polish route. Maybe a little overboard but I had a few more imperfections to push through after going the garage paint booth route.
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Simply stunning!
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Old 19th February 2018, 01:20 AM   #8
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Beautiful, nice effort Ken! You must have a ton of clear to get away with the 1000, or perhaps it's well cured. Curious if you were able to measure the thickness in mils? I went the 1500-2000-3000-5000-machine polish route. Maybe a little overboard but I had a few more imperfections to push through after going the garage paint booth route.
Tom I used a Makita machine polisher. the paint was about 12 years old it seems. yes 1000 was a bit aggressive but I got away with it as I was careful.
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Old 19th February 2018, 01:21 AM   #9
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Simply stunning!

thank you Rob!
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Old 19th February 2018, 02:38 AM   #10
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Impressive!
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Old 19th February 2018, 11:50 AM   #11
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Impressive!
thank you Brian, It was worth the efforts.
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Old 19th February 2018, 01:11 PM   #12
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thank you Brian, It was worth the efforts.
what a perfekt work you do,..Looks like glass,..and Looks like the car is all new,...i love such glass-paint-polish Jobs,...perfekt work, gratulation
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Old 20th February 2018, 01:31 PM   #13
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what a perfekt work you do,..Looks like glass,..and Looks like the car is all new,...i love such glass-paint-polish Jobs,...perfekt work, gratulation
Thank you! its not perfect but it is much better!
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