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  1. Other Cars
    Hi All, I have a daily driver in for body repairs, after being rear ended. There are DEEP semi swirl scratches on the back of a side mirror cover that were clearly not there when I took the vehicle in. In fact, the side mirror is not near the crash damage. I believe the semi-swirl patterns...
  2. Factory Five Roadsters
    I'm considering painting (or at the very least polishing and coating with Sharkhide) my T56 transmission/bellhousing and IRS Diff housing. I know there are a few that have done this. I'm looking for your experience and guidance: What paint/process did you use? Was it worth the effort? How...
  3. Factory Five Roadsters
    I'm about a week away from starting to work on my Mk IV body in preparation for paint. I'd like to do the work myself but have no background. Does anyone have any good suggestions for research materials, books, web sites to do this work?
  4. Factory Five Roadsters
    Hi, this is Isaac... Son Of da Bat Many of you know that our website has been down for some time... I am finally caught up and between builds, so I am going to be working on the site here for the next week or so... If "Da Bat" did it! I NEED YOUR PHOTOS! please... we lost our large data...
  5. Factory Five GTM Forum
    I am closing in on the point where I pull the body shell for final paint. I am going with a Ford 2003 color called Lizstick Red and a urethane basecoat. I have the compressor, paint booth and paint guns ready to go. How much paint does it take for a GTM? Thanks guys.
  6. Factory Five Roadsters
    Has anyone got pics of a roadster with a stripe that goes from the scoop to the nose? I know I've seen a thread with such pics, but after hours of searching, I can't find it. As I recall, the stripe starts about 1" wide at the scoop, and flares out to encircle the radiator opening. The...
  7. Factory Five Roadsters
    Hey there folks, just ordered MK4 complete kit, decided on engine and drivetrain. Looking for advice on Paint Shops in the California Bay area. So far I've spoken to: Warrens in Sunol, Vintage Color Studio in Concord, and a few others which are not worth mentioning . . . Anybody had a good...
  8. Factory Five Roadsters
    Can anyone recommend a body and paint shop/guy on Long Island with experience working with FFR cars or fiberglass in general? Thank you!
  9. Ask Street Rod Painter!
    I've been off here for a while, been busy working...finally completely caught up and looking for more roadsters to paint. So Call me NOW to reserve your spot and have your roadster looking great for the summer season. Special deals for re-paints as well as new roadsters. Cheers, SRP
  10. Factory Five Roadsters
    So I'm getting close... the engine is running, just got tires mounted, and I'll probably go-cart this weekend. Not sure how I'm going to get the bodywork done yet, but I have to be done to loan the car out for my niece's wedding in June. Anybody had their FFR painted in the Evansville, IN or...
  11. Factory Five Roadsters
    Today we started to paint the body of our mk4 roadster! (doors, trunk, and hood are done already). We decided to do it ourselves in our DIY paint booth in our shop. Thought I would share some photos. These photos are of just the base coat, clear coat had not been shot yet. If anyone is...
  12. Factory Five Roadsters
    Last Fall I was wondering what colours I might use on a FFR 33 ford hot rod I plan to build when it ocurred to me that "There's an app for that? Back then I looked for three days in the Apple App store using every search term I could think of and came up empty. Last night I decided to have...
  13. FFR Type 65 Coupe
    Great weekend of working with Mark and Matthew Dougherty. It's almost there just a few more small things[/IMG]
  14. FFR Type 65 Coupe
    Russ Aruda up at Dartmouth collision did a great job for a great price! almost ready to go back on the chassis. The frontal picture is prior to stripes, painted like the old ffr champ car before its unfortunate end
  15. Ask Street Rod Painter!
    I plan to paint my own cobra and I'm new to it so I want to practice. I know most say get some old panels to practice on but I was talking with my soon to be supplier and he told me to practice on old glass panes. He said the paint would lay like it was on metal or fiberglass and it would be...
  16. Factory Five GTM Forum
    These plates are cut from 16ga Stainless Steel and are designed to prevent the hood-mounted strikers from contacting the paint while the hood is being opened or closed. They are designed to simply sandwich between the latch and body when installing the latches. Price for these will be...
  17. Factory Five Roadsters
    I would like to do the painting on my MK3 myself but have very little painting experience. Does anyone know if anyone offers something like a one week painting school for hobbist? I just need some basic training and some hands on instruction and coaching. I live in the Chicago/NW Indiana...
  18. FFR Type 65 Coupe
    Coupe #404 in paint Hey all, I have been building a coupe now for some time in NH and have finally gotten to paint. I wanted to post some pics (first time so be kind:wacko:) and thank you all for your great ideas and support that comes out of this forum ~Keith
  19. Factory Five GTM Forum
    From the Factory Five site web site. "The biggest change with the body comes in the hours required for bodywork. We built all-new molds. Every single molded part on the GTM was changed and for each part, we built new tight tolerance molds and make the parts in red gel coat." Would anyone...
  20. Factory Five Roadsters
    Does the announcement of the red gel coat mean you don't have paint the car as long as you like the impregnated red color?
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