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Old 11-28-2010, 02:44 PM
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Repainting 89 mustang, some questions.

I doubt people remember my motorcycle painting thread, but I painted my first motorcycle with very good success for it being my first time. I used acyrillic urethane paint from NAPA, 2k High build primer from NAPA, and clear coat from NAPA. Now I'm debating taking on a bigger project and trying to salvage some value out of my poor little 89 mustang. This has raised a lot of questions...

1) Primer: I got a high build primer last time because I thought it was a good idea to use because of the scratches I was going to put into the plastic peices of my motorcycle. Now that I have a large metal surface should I use an epoxy primer? What's the difference? I also have a fiberglass hood, will this matter at all?

2) Prep: The current paint has basically no clear coat (rub a wet paper towel across it and it turns blue lol). Would my best bet be to strip what I can down to metal and get rid of this crap paint that's already chipping or just scuff everything up and use a high build primer?

3) Fiberglass repair: My fiber glass has some surface chips. Does spotting putty have any problem on fiberglass? I really don't know how to fiberglass and think I can much more successfully repair the spots with putty than fiberglass.

4) Paint: I used an acryllic urethane like I said with the motorcycle even though I was told to use an acryllic enamel for my first try. Why is this? What's the difference between the enamel and the urethane?

5) Brands: I plan on using Summits 2 stage paint. I'm not a huge perfectionist and am trying to get primer/paint/clear combos all under 350 together. Can anyone suggest any better brands for the same price?

Thanks for all the answers, I'm not too excited to do all of this labor on my junky looking mustang, but it won't be junky looking after I'm done haha

I already have a large compressor, gun, mask.
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