Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
May 12, 2017

The popular thing to do these days, even for brand new Mustangs and Fords, is to have a coating of some sort applied to the new paint. It’s a form of paint correction, but it also applies a protective coating over the new, or freshly buffed paint to keep it looking fresh. Many of the coatings are designed to provide a smooth, glossy finish to the paint to protect your Mustang’s finish for months, maybe years, if properly maintained.

Dennis Zirkle recently had Shine Shop Automotive apply SB3 Coatings to his 2014 Roush Stage 3, and the results speak for themselves. Dennis’ Roush was already nice, but thanks to the coating, it looks better than new. SB3 Coatings allow for faster and easier cleaning, and provide increased protection against harsh chemicals, as well.

Dennis’ Roush Stage 3 is largely stock under the hood, but he hopes to change that as his wallet and time allow.

His Roush Stage 3 features Rosso wheels, which have been custom-painted Candy red, but the car is basically how it came from Roush, save for a muffler delete. Dennis has never had the car on a dyno, but it’s rated at 575 horsepower. Future plans call for a pulley swap, a cold air intake, custom tune, a fuel system, and a full exhaust.

If you want to see Dennis’ Roush in person, you’ll be able to catch him at Mustang Week 2017.

The reflection says it all. Shine Shop Automotive applied SB3 Coatings to the Roush to get the car looking way better than new. The car’s shine certainly enhances the car’s Rosso Candy painted wheels.