Ok ladies and Gents... here we have a car that has been both a nightmare and a pleasure to work on. A nightmare in that the car is almost 20 years old and it was before all of the rules about the paint came out... so between the paint being baked on for the last 20 years.. it was already hard to begin with lol.
As it's come out more and more however, it's really beautiful. This is a 93 Mustang LX that belongs to my Aunt and Uncle who are selling it. It's been a garage queen for a long time, but is a victim of severe auto wash and poor car wash marring all of it's life.
First off, here are some of the pics to show some of the very bad marring.
I knew after looking and especially after getting the car washed and clayed that this was not going to be a car that was able to be perfectly corrected, I am always optimistic about a car... sometimes though, you have to understand that to much can cause disastrous results and that having SOME amount of marring, but not to noticeable is a whole lot better than a burn in the middle of a body panel.
I always start out with a lighter pad/compound to check to see what I am working with. This was actually after a few passes on the front bumper
I wasn't particularly happy about this result... but I knew that much more would have resulted in burned paint... so I moved onto the hood. The hood of a car is often the hardest part to get perfected for obvious reasons. Here the pics will show a 50/50 shot as well as the severe pitting that has been a result of years of acid rain, bad water and sandblasting from road debris.
Notice the pitting here:
I completed the other side of the hood and it was basically OK... but not at all something i'm proud of... there will be more that will be done to correct it however... I have a plan ;-)