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Pre Seal Prep On American Classic Cars, ’66 Mustang Build

by | Aug 5, 2015 | Restoration

How’s it going? Welcome to Tech Tips with John Russo. In today’s video we will be discussing what goes into the preparation and priming stages prior to sealing the body of your American classic cars. Currently we are working on a 1966 Mustang for one of our customers here at Palm Beach Customs. The Mustang could be the most iconic American classic car still on the road today, and with our tricks and tips we can help you keep them rocking and rolling for years to come! Enjoy! 

Below are some pictures of the various stages overviewed in the video. In this first image, you are able to see the finalized floor pans, buckets, and inner/outer wheel tubs that were replaced in the vehicle. These areas are some of the most vulnerable to rust and corrosion.

New pans, buckets, and inner/outer wheel tubs

Here you can see the trunk and hood being primed in the spring time yellow. By using a primer that matches the final coat we are able to get a much brighter, fuller color out of the vehicle’s final coats of paint. This is especially important when using a lighter color, such as spring time yellow.

Parts in colored primer

Once the parts were primed we pulled the prepped Mustang back into the booth and primed the rest of the car in spring time yellow. This is the final stage before we begin to seal the car and get it ready for final paint.

Body in colored primer

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 uses 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 priming and preparation before sealing the car, which will prevent you from having a “rust-tang!”

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 enjoyed our post on what goes into the preparation and priming stages prior to sealing the body of your American classic cars. Make 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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