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Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby TuscoTodd » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:23 am

After the refresh on the Dodge 330, the crew decided to tackle another of our scratched up chrome warriors - this time a Mercury Cougar!

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After a little wrenching - the bumpers and glass have been removed and the body is ready to head for the "DIP" (again, household ammonia)


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The crew is thinking something a little more "race oriented" for this one...
Stay tuned for more updates!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby dge467 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:43 pm

:handgestures-thumbup: Looking forward to the makeover!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:59 pm

What a cool choice to do. Always liked those.
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:46 am

Out of the "DIP", the crew was greeted with a pristine body just asking for color!

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Seeing btaylor's positive comments on the ACE "Premium Enamel" paint, combined with seeing it in the ACE flier on sale 2 for $5, it was time to experiment with a new brand!


First coat was gloss white for a base...

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Next came "Sunshine Yellow"...

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Have to say, I am definitely impressed with the fine the spray, flow and finished gloss this paint provided, and will definitely be using more of it in the future!
Thanks again for the heads up Bob!
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More updates to follow after the yellow base coat cures!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby RV Racing » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:17 am

Thank you for the heads-up on the Ace paint! Yellow paint has always been difficult for me to get good coverage and rich color. I'm looking forward to updates on this project.

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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby strangebrew » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:18 am

Great start.....Been using that Ace paint for over a year now. (Dries quickly tooo!)
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby dge467 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:28 pm

Looks great! I will have to try the paint.
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby TuscoTodd » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:16 am

Second color applied!
Trying for more of a vintage TransAm look with this one...
Next up decals!

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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby Z-carfan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:24 am

Looking good Todd!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby GASSERMAN » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:23 pm

That's going to be nice looking Todd. Bob..................
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:11 am

Thanks guys!

Decided that I am definitely going the vintage T/A route - after finding these new decals from Road Race Replicas!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby dge467 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing the car with the decals on Todd!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby TuscoTodd » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:18 pm

Decals applied and some of the detail painting completed - need to let these dry / cure yet, but wanted to share an update. :D

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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby ourwayband » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:59 pm

Great job!!!
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Re: Mercury Cougar... time for a change!

Postby oldtymer » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:06 pm

Very Nice !!!
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