Choosing Paint

When I bought my 2005 GT, there was only one blue option. Well, there was Windveil Blue, but that was more of a sky, or grey blue. Not what I was interested in.  That left Sonic Blue, so that’s what I went for.

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After driving this for nearly 10 years as a daily driver, I have really gotten attached to it. When it came time to pick a paint color for the ’67, I thought it would be cool to have an old and a new with the same paint.  This does cause a bit of a dilemma that now they are a pair and I feel compelled to hang on to the 05. As a bonus, my name is on the window sticker as a special order, so that’s pretty cool too.

Today was my first look at the ’67 with the Sonic Blue. I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out.

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They were just finished clear coating it for the final coat and about to start wet sanding and buffing it out. I think the color is awesome. It’s got a while to go, but I cant wait to get a picture of the old and new side by side.

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Evidently, the engine compartment also makes a good stand for letting parts dry. It’s going to be a while before I get to see them all on the car again. Resting on the engine compartment doesn’t count.

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I love how they managed to get the sides smooth as glass. It’s an unusually sunny day for the Pacific Northwest. It’s kind of hard to see the lines with it being so reflective. The bay door is open just behind it with a bright blue sky.

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Jim was still polishing the trunk lid when I got there. He wanted me to see what it would look like once it was all done. The beautiful day helped quite a bit too.  This thing is a mirror. The reflection of the tree top on it is perfect. My phone had a hard time focusing as it couldn’t figure out what it was being aimed at with the reflection.

More buffing and polishing to go over the next couple of weeks. Then on to the engine compartment and interior. I can’t wait.

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