pikesan
pikesan
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My kids named the car... that's why it's painted gold but called "blue". I guess originally it was going to be blue...

December 25, 2007
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chavb73
February 22, 2014 09:24
Ha! Well, I can promise I don't trust myself enough to paint my bronco. I think it's pretty impressive that you did. Thanks for the feedback. It really does help a lot. Hope you'll be riding soon.
pikesan
February 18, 2014 11:48
Killing me is how I walk by the car every day!

If I was to do this again, I would change a few things. I wouldn't use pearl and I would have used a single stage flattened paint. As my car is now, I can never touch it up. The paint would never match. And since I've already chipped it a few places putting it together (rookie mistakes...) I'm kinda screwed there.
Also, about buffing it out, I tried that. I can't decide if it'd be cool or just weird. The paint goes from sorta rough and dull to... smooth and not shiny. That doesn't make any sense...It reflects light, like a shine, but the paint itself is not shiny. I think the answer to your question is NO. But... you could scuff and respray with regular, glossy clear and then cut and buff. My fall back plan is to never paint a car again!
chavb73
February 18, 2014 11:07
Oh I know that has to be killing you! Thanks for the reply. I hear so many things on the extreme sides of the fence that I'm having a hard time making the decision. Yours just looks so good that every time I see it, I decide...again...that I want to do it. If we did it and it didn't turn out the way we wanted, could it simply be buffed to regular gloss or would we have to sand and re-clear, or just repaint all together? Excited for you on the progress! Thanks again!!
pikesan
February 17, 2014 23:51
Chavb73, since getting paint, my Falcon is still sitting in the garage. It hasn't seen any sunshine or anything that might break down the paint. Plus, since we painted over the crap-work the first guy did, I'd blame prep-work before blaming anything on the paint.
Did you see this story: http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/falcon-wagon-flat-paint-flat-clear/
Flat paint on my Falcon and glossy paint on any other car are identical except for the flattening agent we put in the clear. The flattening agent is normally used on bumpers, so I expect it to be plenty durable.
Can't wait to see this on the road!! Making small bits of progress every weekend...
chavb73
February 17, 2014 08:38
Curious now that you've had it painted a while, if you're happy with the satin finish? How well does it hold up? Highly considering doing the same with my '73 Bronco, but a little nervous about it and what it would take to fix it if it started looking bad. LOVE the way yours turned out!!
pikesan
September 10, 2013 14:03
idyourride - me too! That must be why it's taking me so long to get it done! I'll be watching your Falcon Build too...
idyourride
September 10, 2013 13:39
Looks great! I've wanted to build a Falcon wagon for the longest time.
pikesan
July 10, 2013 12:55
Thanks Anthony, in the sun, the flat gold looks killer. Just gotta get her back on the road now! Making small progress, check out my blog. There's a link at the top of this page.
AnthonyLV
July 10, 2013 12:16
That paint job is sweet it brings out your falcon's personality!
nitroratrod
October 1, 2012 20:53
Nice ride man!!! 4 doors are cool!!!! I'll be watching your progress!
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