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Taping American Classic Cars, ’66 Mustang Build

by | Aug 6, 2015 | Classic Car Restoration, Restoration

How’s it going? Welcome to another Tech Tip with John Russo. In today’s video we will be going over the taping process as we prep for our final coats of paint on the 1966 Mustang. The best way to get top showroom quality is to take your time and make sure that everything is done with the up most of care and precision. Enjoy!

Below are some pictures of the process’ we went through while taping. We started out by flipping the car over on the rotisserie and covering all of the black satin painted on the underside. In this first image you can see us back taping. This is a very important step in ensuring you have a clean seam along the edges of the already painted areas.

Here you can see the freshly taped edges below the door and through the rear wheel well. The paper used to protect the already painted areas has a thin wax layer to ensure that no overspray or thinners penetrate it. If improper paper is used it can ruin other areas of the paint job and even melt!

After the underside is covered the lights, engine compartment, trunk and interior of the car are covered. This process is very meticulous and can take hours to be done correctly.

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 taping process which is one of the many things that helps 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 enjoyed today’s Tech Tip on the taping process on one of our 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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