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  1. Led_Zep

    Led_Zep Don't tread on me Established Member

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  2. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Sorry I'm slow on the response...
    Notes:
    - I know you can vary the color greatly by using thinner or thicker coats of the Base Coat paint
    I tried to use 4-5 thin coats thinking it may be a little lighter. Not sure if that worked or not.
    - Both the Highland Green and Ebony Black turned out pretty close though, I'm happy.
    - I just wanted a simple color matched license plate frame. By the time I was done, they got
    expensive. However, I got what I wanted.
    - I don’t think that I used the adhesion promoter. Just Primer, Base Coat, Clear Coat.
    - I was concerned that the plastic caps were going to fall off. So I applied some clear silicone
    adhesive to the inside of the plastic caps, pressed them on, and used blue painters tape to
    hold them in place for a day or so.
    - Both my Mustangs are ’01’s.
    - Here’s where I ordered the paint from:
    http://www.automotivetouchup.com

    Item No.: AER-BC
    Description: 12 oz Aerosol Spray Paint, 2001 Ford Mustang: Ebony UA
    Quantity: 1
    Item Price: $19.95

    Item No.: AER-CC
    Description: 12 oz Aerosol High Gloss Clear Coat
    Quantity: 1
    Item Price: $7.95

    Item No.: AER-PR-Grey
    Description: 12 oz. Easy sanding automotive GREY
    Quantity: 1
    Item Price: $7.95

    Item No.: AER-AP
    Description: 12 oz Aerosol Plastic Parts Adhesion Promoter
    Quantity: 1
    Item Price: $7.95

    Item No.: AER-BC
    Description: 12 oz Aerosol Spray Paint, 2001 Ford Mustang: Highland Green Metallic PY
    Quantity: 1
    Item Price: $19.95

    Pic of my black Cobra with a frame I painted and put on at the same time. Poor pic, but you get the idea.

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  3. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Material:
    A) 1 Can Rust-Oleum Hi-Temp Grey Primer Paint ~ 7$
    B) 1 Can Rust-Oleum Hi-Temp Low Gloss Black Paint ~ 7$
    C) 1 Jug Metal Rescue ~12$?
    D) 1 EGR Gasket from AutoNation ~7$?
    1) The before “rusty” EGR:

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    2) I applied penetrating oil a day ahead...

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    3) After carefully removing the two bolts, I loosened the tube connection and removed the rubber hose fitting.
    Then I cleaned-up all the surfaces with a razor and Scotch-brite.

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    4) I poured the Metal Rescue in small container and submersed the cast portion of the EGR and the bolts.

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    5) The Metal Rescue removed most the rust but I helped it along with a Scotch-brite pad.
    It looked pretty good:

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    6) EGR with the new Ford OEM gasket:

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    7) Installed, kinda. At first I wasn’t going to paint it, but:

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  4. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    8) I got some high-temp primer (listed above):

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    9) Then the high-temp paint - low gloss black - like "low gloss" made a difference (LOL).
    I must have put on about 3 or 4 coats of primer and paint:

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    10) Might as well paint the tubing too:

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    11) Installed!

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    12) Close-up:

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    13) After 1 year and ~4K miles:

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    14) After 2 years and ~9K miles:

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    15) For me, it was worth the minimal effort to get rid of a rusty part on the engine...

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    Metal Rescue is pretty cool stuff. It worked great.
     
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  5. Skitzerman

    Skitzerman NE Philly Premium Member Established Member

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    That looks great and makes a big difference in the overall appearance of the engine bay.
     
  6. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Negative terminal cover from Autonation Ford

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  7. 97snakebite

    97snakebite Well-Known Member Established Member

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    good thread to have come back up
     
  8. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Huge difference! One of those simple things that can get overlooked, but when you see the "after" photos you realize how smart it was to transform a rusted part that actually does stand out. Nice idea, and nice work!
     
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  10. s|ck

    s|ck Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Fully ceramic coated exhaust. Looks better than new.


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  11. CSCOBRA03

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    IMG_3865.jpg IMG_3868.jpg IMG_3865.jpg The diffuser I make and the red outline on the grill snake
     
  12. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Bullitt quarters are different than standard, so I found a seller on etsy that sold a rectangular, matte black colored, distressed American flag sheet. I cut a template, leveled some lines on the sheet so the flag stripes would be level with ground, and cut. I like the subtleness.

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  13. mysticsvt

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    Love It! Did the same...less work of course. So A+ for improvising!
     
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    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    The OEM carpeted mats and OEM Mustang rubber mats that came with our new GT are up in the attic.
    These are what I’m going to use, Ford authorized. Thanks Chris at AutoNation:
    P/N: FR3Z-6313300-AC

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    This is the seventh vehicle the Window Tin Pro has done for us.
    He added a 4-1/2” strip at the top of the windshield while he did the sides and rear:

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  15. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird Premium Member Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    Outside pic

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    I rewired my fox and also relocated the battery along with a 1 wire alternator. I always think the bulkhead with the starter power, ground and alt wire through the firewall is pretty slick.
     
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  17. Tunedprt91

    Tunedprt91 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The little touches I did I think turned out well. I had the brake calipers, valve covers, and coil pack covers powder coated to match. I wanted some black wheels but didn't want them totally black (if that makes sense). When ordering my TF wheels Steve gave me a few options and I went with a carbon looking powder coat for the face while leaving the lips gloss black. The wheels look black until you get up close. I also had the mirrors, part of the coil covers, the upper intake, and the water tank done in the same pattern.













    Last but not least I wanted a different spoiler than the stock 96-98 thats on everything. Trying to be different and not go with a Saleen variety, I decided to go with the 94/95 Cobra spoiler. Only problem was that the aftermarket options didn't really do it for me since some didn't have the third brake light and the ones that did would have me with two third brake lights. Luckily I ended up coming across a guy who was selling a 94 Cobra trunk lid with everything attached. So I had it painted up and threw it on the car.

    This last one I think only hard core 94-98 peeps would notice lol.

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  18. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    Just had these made for the Z. Got 'em from Billet Badges Inc.

    U.M.

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    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    Some powder coated calipers :)
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