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Crown Victoria Project Update - Build a Panther, Part Three: The Paintjob

By , Photography by Canon Timer,

Though this is the third part in our series, the paintjob was actually the first thing I did to the car after buying it. To recap, this is the '03 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor I bought from Ken Porter Auctions in Gardena, California, for the paltry sum of $1,500. While the body of the car wasn't bashed up, the paint was scruffy looking. I thought I would be able to drive it around without caring what it looked like, but those who know me would have pointed out my flawed thinking. I'm the guy who washes his car religiously—once a week at least. So it only took about two days of looking at the dull, furry-looking finish, complete with hastily applied, aerosol-black on the doors and roof before I was scratching all that stuff off. From start to finish, the whole job took five weeks, working nights and weekends. There are things I wish I had done better, but the car looks pretty decent now. There are lots of pictures here, so let's get to it.

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2 comments
The Don-#002
The Don-#002

first rule is never go over 30% thinners.solvent pop can be a pain but you done a great job. looks like a really fun project!

topgunsautopaint
topgunsautopaint

That was a hell of a great job you did and thatnks for using Top guns auto paint as your paint supplier and advisors Ty Jesse J MarchenaM

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