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Painting The American Classic Cars, ’66 Mustang Build

by | Aug 7, 2015 | Restoration

How’s are you? Welcome to Tech Tips with John Russo. In today’s video we will be going over the final paint process on one of our American classic cars, discussing in depth what makes our paint jobs stand apart from the rest! Currently we are working on the 1966 Mustang Convertible, in our previous posts we prepped, primed, sealed, and now it its time to paint, peal and reveal! Enjoy the video!

Below are some picture of what we discussed in the video. This first image is the base coat with the car all taped off, which was overviewed in our last post. The next step is to begin clear coating the car with close to 6-8 layers of paint.

In this image we have the doors and trunk lid to the Mustang after the clear coat was applied. The parts are sprayed separately then put back onto the vehicle during wet sanding and the final layers of clear.

In the photo below you can see the car completely cleared and dried. It’s waiting on the rotisserie to be reassembled and wet sanded with 600 grit. Then we will clear it once more and buff it to achieve a mirror finish! Stay tuned to see more of whats to come from PBC. We have the finale on the ’66 Mustang build, and will be starting on the ’67 Cadillac Eldorado and the ’61 Rolls Royce!

Here at Palm Beach Customs we focus on creating the highest quality product possible. Along with over 35 years in the business our team of top body and paint pro’s use many techniques and materials that were not available for the original mass-produced versions of the mustang. At PBC we hand craft one of a kind mustangs for you and will deliver more than just a car, but a work of art. In this tech tip we gave you a behind the scenes look into the final paint process’ that help us achieve our high quality work.

Whether it’s your first or your last, if you are seeking a Mustang or another classic car Palm Beach Customs is dedicated to finding and restoring an original high quality numbers matching vehicle for you. We will produce a work of art for you that is better than the day it rolled off the line.

We hope you liked this post on the painting of the ’66 Mustang be sure you check back for more Tech Tips from our very own John Russo. Do you have anything you’d like us to teach you about? Let us know if you have questions or if we can help you with your classic car restoration or customization below, by email, or give us a call at (239) 281-6754. Until next time, keep cruisin’!


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