Begining to End, 70 Cougar Painted @ Home in 13 Mo.
Do it yourself Car Painting. 1970 Cougar, painted in Driveway over 13 Month period, START to FINISH, allowing for Surgery, Bad Weather, as well as re-painting the Car with the Color Coat 3 seperate times. (first time was a bad batch of Paint, 2nd time it started to Rain out of nowhere right after spraying, then the 3rd time was a charm.
Painting a car in your garage - EPA rule 6H
This is MY interpretation of the EPA's 6H rule. Check out their document
for yourself. www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/paint_stripb.pdf
I am NOT an attorney and I have no legal background on this subject.
Please search the EPA's website and document cache to find out which rules
apply to YOU.
Hope this document helps a few folks understand where they fall with regard
to the restrictions for spraying paint.
Paint @ Home 70 Cougar
70 Cougar Painted @ home in the
Driveway. Sanded / Cut & Buffed.
Had the car for just over a year doing Body finish work, sanding, sealing,
priming, painting, clearing,
cutting & buffing. Between weather, surgery as well as a few other road
blocks, this project took just shy of
13 months to get to this stage.
'70 Cougar Convertible Buying Guide - What To Look For
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428
Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and
discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car
with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend
some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find
out some important details about this car (both good and bad).
This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date
codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the
incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390
that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on).
Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When
it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than
bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight
and rust-free as possible.
We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time
you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of
the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other
classic cars as well.
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Blending Starflake Metallic Paint
A straight forward paint job using RM Onyx solvent basecoat on the side of
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Rusty Roof Replacement - 1968 Cougar
If you have an old car that came with a vinyl top, chances are that you
have some rust issues in the roof. This was the case with Andrew's car - a
1968 Mercury Cougar that his grandparents bought brand new in '68. In this
video, Andrew takes matters into his own hands to replace his rusted roof
skin with a solid donor roof from another car. He is by no means a
restoration expert, just an amateur trying to save some money and save his
Need a roof or other body panels for your classic Cougar? West Coast
Classic Cougar has it all. Check us out at
http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com or give us a call at (503) 463-1130 .
(c) 2011 West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc.
Music in the video is from royalty-free sources, except for the Toccata and
Fugue in D (used during the brief B&W horror sequence). Performed by Peter
Hurford. An advertisement appears on this video in order to pay royalties
to the copyright holder, not for our own gain.
Marty's week at a paint shop
Marty's Honda Civic driveway painting techniques have caused a stir, so we
went to Redlion Smash repairs to get some pro tips on how restore the paint
on a boring car.
See the Mighty Car Mods forums for more paint discussion:
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Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all
the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option
packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that
XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in
one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.