Marc Christ
Brand Manager, Modified Mustangs & Fords
January 16, 2014
Photos By: Matthew Laszaic
14. In the booth, he sprayed a few coats of the basecoat, while Lorenzo spun the rotisserie. This allowed Santiago to apply smooth, even coats.
15. The one product that Santiago was particularly impressed with was this clearcoat. He told us that it was the best clear he had ever used.
16. Here, Santiago laid the first coat of clear. He would go back to spray two more coats.
17. Here’s the bare shell silver and shiny. This was an exciting moment for us, since it was starting to come alive right before our eyes.
17b. Here’s the bare shell silver and shiny. This was an exciting moment for us, since it was starting to come alive right before our eyes.
18. After the clear dried completely, Lorenzo wet-sanded every surface to remove the “orange peel,” which is the wavy texture that is unavoidable when applying clearcoat.
19. The wet-sanding is followed by buffing. Lorenzo used Mothers professional compound and glaze to achieve a perfectly smooth finish.
20. Here, Lorenzo is seen buffing the cowl panel. Santiago even wet-sanded and buffed the engine bay. They may have gone a little overboard, but they were determined to give this Mustang the nicest paint job a Fox-body had ever seen. We think they accomplished just that.
21. So here’s our first before and after, side by side. Now, it’s back to MM&FF headquarters to begin assembly and rid Hypersilver of the rotisserie for good.
21b. So here’s our first before and after, side by side. Now, it’s back to MM&FF headquarters to begin assembly and rid Hypersilver of the rotisserie for good.
Next month, we’ll install the suspension and brakes that will help get Hypersilver on the ground.