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Old 06-06-2004   #1
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Paint on 1969 mustang?

Hey everyone, my dad and I work on a 1969 mustang and today I was waxing it for the first time in a year and I didn't get the results that I wanted. It isn't driven much, usually is kept in the garage, and it has been atleast a year since it was waxed last. I used meguiars NXT and on the top surfaces, they were not smooth like I was expecting. I need to get the surface areas as smooth as my civic, so what would be the best way to go about that? I am thinking Meguiars paint cleaner and using my orbital buffer. What do you all think. Car show is next weekend so I need to get this done.
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What exactly did you do? Just washed then waxed?
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Yea, thats what I did
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You need to wash that thing, clay bar it with Mother's clay, polish it and then wax it. Oh, and throw away that NXT! If you guys do all of your work by hand use Mother's 3 step system. If you use a good buffer I can give you other options.

You won't get it smooth without prepping the paint the right way first. Wax is not going to do much except put a coat of protectant on the paint.
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Yea, thats what I did

well, you cant just do that.. lol

I agree with bobbyd... Get some Mother Claybar.

This is what it looks like,

You can get it at an autobarn, autozone, pepboys, ect.

This will HELP get the car to a "baby butt" feel

Then... yea, i guess u can do the 3 stage wax from mothers.


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btw, i saw this cool planner on mothers site
http://www.mothers.com/detailguide/

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Wash Weekly
Intensive Detailing: Jambs, under-hood, emblems, etc. Monthly

Paint: Pre-wax cleaner/polish Bi-annual
Paint: Sealer/glaze Every 8-12 weeks
Paint: Wax Every 8-12 weeks
Trim Weekly
Apply correct preservative, protectant, clean cracks Monthly
Wheels Bi-weekly
Bead to hub, polish wheel & lugs Every 2-3 months
Tires Monthly
Full dress, scrub bead to tread Monthly
Glass: Clean Weekly
Polish, clean along seals Monthly
Interior: Vacuum Weekly
Clean stains, vacuum trunk, etc. Monthly
Leather: Condition Monthly
Thoroughly clean leather surface and recondition Every 2-3 months


I do my car over like everyweek but, thats cause i gotta set an example for my detailing side job
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I do my car over like everyweek but, thats cause i gotta set an example for my detailing side job
Same here. I own a detail business so my car has to look great all the time. ;-)

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^ Yo... That's Cool. I hate it when i wake up and there is pollen all over my car...

This is really funny.... So, Im gonna start a new topic about, "Neighbors" :x
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^ Yo... That's Cool. I hate it when i wake up and there is pollen all over my car...

This is really funny.... So, Im gonna start a new topic about, "Neighbors" :x
The hardest part is keeping the black Civic looking good 24/7. Black cars look awesome shined up but are the biggest pain to keep that way!
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I have the clay bar kit and ill give it a try. I was thinking about using it before I even posted, just had to make sure.
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The key to a great looking car is prepping the paint before waxing it.
Our 7th gen civics are new, not older than the 2001 model, so a lot of people can get away with just waxing their car to get their 'vic to look great. Older cars will need some paint prep before waxing. Washing, Claying, Polishing, and a Glaze before waxing is a great way to prep the paint.
The '69 mustang probably has a single stage paint job (no clear coat), if it's the original paint. Some products work differently on clear coats (CC), than they do on single stage (SS) paint.
A better place to get some advice is here:
http://www.autopia.org
You can also search the forums for previous postings on SS paint.
Good luck!
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No, this paint job is only about 2 years old, hasn't been detailed for a year.
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I used the clay magic clay bar kit today on my 69' mustang that it worked great. Though my car isn't waxed or new, it looks like it is brand new and has just been waxed. Can't wait to see it completely detailed.
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Yep, proper paint prep is the key. Glad you were happy with the clay job.
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Is it nice and smooth like a babys butt?
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hell yea, and I am always touching babies butts.
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