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The Falcon Has Paint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by haroldd1963, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. haroldd1963
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    Well...it's been a long time coming...finally got the base color on our 1964 Falcon Convertible. Spent the last year fine tuning the body.

    It's wet sanded and ready for clear....hopefully this Sunday....
     

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  2. rebarsfords
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  3. haroldd1963
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    A few more....
     

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  4. racinman
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    Nice looking!
     

  5. Is that a 2008 Honda color called Green Tea Metallic?
     
  6. i really like the color probably feels great.
     
  7. haroldd1963
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    Yes! It is Green Tea Metallic...Nice Eye!
     
  8. Royalshifter
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    Badass I love green cars?
     
  9. EnragedHawk
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    I digging the color! Looks sweet.
     
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  11. twistedridez
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    Looks great! Love them Falcons.
     
  12. haroldd1963
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    The car was painted red when we got it....I like red cars, but there are way too many red Falcons out there.

    The car was originally silver...too plain for me.

    Was watching an episode of OverHaulin a few years ago and they did a mid 60's T-Bird in a medium green metallic that I fell in Love with. Tried contacting Chip Foose's shop and Lanzini's who painted it several times with no reply..go figure.

    Anyway....I spotted the Van-Go Econoline that Church has here on the HAMP...said to myself...that green looks like the shade of green I've been looking for. So I PM'd Church to find out the color...2008 Honda Green Tea Metallic.

    Thank You Church!
     
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  13. Camaro Mike
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    Great looking Falcon. I love the green.
     
  14. Tman
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    That color is amazing on a car with so many different body lines and facets! I think you have a winner there!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. haroldd1963
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    ..and a few more...Tomorrow I'll post some real Shiney Pictures!!!
     

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    Amazing color.... Plain and simple
     
  18. that's gonna look awesome assembled
     
  19. haroldd1963
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    ..and now it Shines!!!
     

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  20. haroldd1963
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    a few more....
     

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  21. VERY NICE! You gotta be one happy guy.
     
  22. haroldd1963
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    Yeah...it came out pretty nice...but still not as happy as I will be when it's back on the road!
     
  23. C-10 CST
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    Super nice color and I love those Falcon convertibles.
     
  24. Camaro Mike
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    Wow the color really shows off those great Falcon lines. Hope you let us watch as you put her back together. OK that sounds wrong.
     
  25. Tomkat39
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    Hey Harold ! Kool vert, any updates?? Have to see it up close one of these days. Tom
     
  26. haroldd1963
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    Sorry for not updating in awhile...work and family kept me busy th epast couple of months.

    Here is a shot of a test we did on one of the quarter panels.

    Wet sanded it in stages from 600 > 800 > 1000 > 1500 > 2000 > 3000 grit. Then machine buffed it.

    It's like glass!
     

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  27. haroldd1963
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    ....... and a few more.
     

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  29. 34toddster
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    Nice look there, I noticed you tape the floor off in the booth, I'd say that would make it much cleaner but I rinse mine down, what's the reason? thanks
     
  30. haroldd1963
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    We were rinsing the floor. The day we shot the clear, the owner of the body shop came in earlier and masked the floor off. I prefer wetting the floor. After a couple of go rounds, the paper started ripping and making a mess!
     

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