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Car is looking great . Its not 4B Green LOL .  but its a Hell of a Green !
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finally posting pics. Frt end painted and put back together for summer.
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A couple more pictures.
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Been working on brakes and other little stuff also. Still looking for a left front wheel opening molding.
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damn that green is awesome tim !! Big smile
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I guess when I screwed the mix up l screwed it up real good😳
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Thumbs Up yep i've done some cool paint stuff by mistake too LOL Thumbs Up
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Beautiful!
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So are you still gonna call your new paint color IRA Green? What's wrong with that molding you have? Looks pretty straight.
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Wow. That color is very special. I bet you'll get a lot of "was that a factory color" questions.
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Originally posted by changinlatitudes changinlatitudes wrote:

So are you still gonna call your new paint color IRA Green? What's wrong with that molding you have? Looks pretty straight.

I think IRA it is Matt. It's hard to see in the pictures but that molding is really screwed up just past halfway around the wheelwells. It irritates the crap out of me.
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Originally posted by fordismyboss fordismyboss wrote:

Wow. That color is very special. I bet you'll get a lot of "was that a factory color" questions.

Normally the comment I get is" I usually don't like greens but I love that one."
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Originally posted by yellowsportwagon yellowsportwagon wrote:

A little more on the color.I was looking for a color that would be a modern version of the original color. But every color I found was either too dark or too blue and didn't look good to the green interior. So I made my own color and sprayed some test panels until I had one I liked. Funny thing is when I mixed the color to do the car I accidentally doubled the zirillac pearls in it. When I sprayed the doors they looked fine to me because I didn't have my original spray out with me. When I held the spray out next to the door I realized something was wrong. The doors were lighter then the card,but they looked better than the spray out so that's the way it stayed.

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Thats the same thing I wanted to do, a modern version of the factory color, Mine has pearl in the clear and large metallic flakes in the base. I absolutely love the way it changes colors as the light hits it at different angles. I have a video link posted on my project page of me walking down the side of it showing off the metal flakes.
https://www.facebook.com/1PopaBear/videos/10206649325350385/
Would love to see a walk around video of yours too!




Edited by M Casey Stock - 26-June-2017 at 10:03AM
1975 Gran Torino, Copperhead

http://forum.grantorinosport.org/75-gran-torino-soft-restoration-copper-head_topic15137_post169060.html?KW=#169060
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your car is quite breathtaking.  very beautiful
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Originally posted by M Casey Stock M Casey Stock wrote:

Originally posted by yellowsportwagon yellowsportwagon wrote:

A little more on the color.I was looking for a color that would be a modern version of the original color. But every color I found was either too dark or too blue and didn't look good to the green interior. So I made my own color and sprayed some test panels until I had one I liked. Funny thing is when I mixed the color to do the car I accidentally doubled the zirillac pearls in it. When I sprayed the doors they looked fine to me because I didn't have my original spray out with me. When I held the spray out next to the door I realized something was wrong. The doors were lighter then the card,but they looked better than the spray out so that's the way it stayed
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Thats the same thing I wanted to do, a modern version of the factory color, Mine has pearl in the clear and large metallic flakes in the base. I absolutely love the way it changes colors as the light hits it at different angles. I have a video link posted on my project page of me walking down the side of it showing off the metal flakes.
https://www.facebook.com/1PopaBear/videos/10206649325350385/
Would love to see a walk around video of yours too!



That's a good idea. Mine looks different in every kind of light. Everyone who sees the car loves the color.

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Originally posted by yellowsportwagon yellowsportwagon wrote:


That's a good idea. Mine looks different in every kind of light. Everyone who sees the car loves the color.


Yeah, mine too.
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Really sharp.

I like it a bunch.

I had all those moldings at one point. I only have doubles on the lower ones now.

You might look into sending it to one of the molding / stainless repair guys.

There are a couple members here that have had excellent results with at least two different sources I believe.

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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

tim, tell us about the paint... i love it Big smileThumbs Up
 
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