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Old 06-10-2003, 10:11 AM
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paint 66 mustang

I have a 66 mustang(true) GT. I am painting it back its origional color of nightmist blue. I was wondering if anyone has painted one before and how did you paint the headlight bucket assembly and quarter panel extentions. I have the car all apart primed and perfectly straight. I was planning on hanging those parts as they would sit on the car and spray them that way. This is how I primed them and it worked well. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-10-2003, 11:15 AM
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Have not painted the car in reference, but you are correct in hanging the parts and painting as they would be on the vehicle- this is very important if you have metal, mica or pearl in the paint. Good luck- sounds like a cool color!
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Another suggestion is to mount them with spacers behind them. That way you have a gap between them and where they mount. You can get the inside edges of both parts and get better paint matching when it is together.

Just a suggestion. I don't have a 1966. I have a 1967 Mustang that I am doing right now.
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Myself, my brother and my dad all have '66 mustangs. I've either painted or helped to paint each one at least once. I have always done the same thing you were thinking about. I just used some very stiff wire, screwed in the mounting screws just enough to securely hold the piece and wire. This still gives enough room to paint around the screws and wire.

I do however, highly recommend you paint the caps/ quarterpanels and buckets/ fenders at the same time. Paint matching = good. The first time I painted my car, I waited about a week between doing quarterpanels/ caps. The difference in paint wasn't noticable to most ppl, however when I'd wax it and get close to the two pieces, I could tell and it really ticked me off.

On an off note, I helped my bro paint his car about 6-7 years ago to the nightmist blue. It looks really REALLY sharp. Good selection of color! Good luck with the car!

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