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20 Mar 2017 10:28 #3623 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This color is wild in the sun, and it is also a bit tricky to photograph, as it has a very high contrast from the bright spots to the shadows, which give it a very dynamic appearance.













There is a lot going on in the Emberglo up-close!



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20 Mar 2017 13:20 #3624 by Yardley
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I never want to own a car of that caliber. Just too nice to do anything but trailer around. Every chip, scratch or road rash would kill me. I mean, it would be a sin to have something of that level jet dinged and scratched. Again, just a mind-blowing job on this car. I'm gobsmacked. And thank God it isn't another Camaro!

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20 Mar 2017 14:14 #3626 by TopBlissGT
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There is NOTHING more beautiful then freshly paid paint! WOW

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21 Mar 2017 00:23 #3627 by nytling92
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I really think that you can match the old paint codes but in these new paints the metallics and or pearls have come such a long ways that the color is better than the original. I love blowing up that second shot of the top of the fender enough to see the grain sparkle. Maybe it's because it's BC/CC? Looks good!!

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21 Mar 2017 10:40 #3628 by oestek
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Yardley wrote: I never want to own a car of that caliber. Just too nice to do anything but trailer around. Every chip, scratch or road rash would kill me. I mean, it would be a sin to have something of that level jet dinged and scratched. Again, just a mind-blowing job on this car. I'm gobsmacked. And thank God it isn't another Camaro!


Ha, thanks Yards! It's all how you look at it... they are meant to be driven, and you can take some measures to keep them nice and still enjoy 'em. For example, we often install paint protection film on the lower extremities of the bodies so that they resist rock chips.

At the end of the day, a chip can be fixed and paint can be blended. Just don't let the darn thing rust again!! :woohoo:

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21 Mar 2017 10:50 #3629 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre Complete Restoration at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

nytling92 wrote: I really think that you can match the old paint codes but in these new paints the metallics and or pearls have come such a long ways that the color is better than the original. I love blowing up that second shot of the top of the fender enough to see the grain sparkle. Maybe it's because it's BC/CC? Looks good!!


Great observation. For a truly "correct" restoration, the paint should be a single stage (no clear) in the original composition, laquer, enamel, or what-not. Those are hard to obtain, and they don't perform like today's paint products. The Axalta color and clear sprayed on this car are true to the color formula, but the result looks different from the original. The color is more vibrant, and this is only enhanced by the depth and gloss of the clear. Modern 2-stage paint systems offer not only better appearance, but also increased longevity, so they are the natural choice for most jobs. However, if this was a real L88 Corvette or HemiCuda, the material decision might be different.

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