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by Lou's Comet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 133
Views: 3330

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

There should be a trim tag on left front door that will tell you the paint code and some other info. Should have a "M" under paint if it was polar white.

This may help

http://www.mercurystuff.com/1964-mercur ... ation.html
by Lou's Comet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 133
Views: 3330

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

..............Was there any other white colors offered in 64? ........ Polar White http://oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Mercury/1964%20Mercury/1964_Mercury_Comet_Brochure/1964%20Mercury%20Comet-22-23.html Have you looked at the paint code on the car? If it hasn't been re-painted that would be a goo...
by Lou's Comet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint questions
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paint questions

I used the traitional vanilla white SS DBC for the '61 (Wimbledon / Corinthian) and PPG epoxy primer - hi-build - epoxy again as sealer. PPG DBC is pricey but excellent overall - even thick color coats and hard even shine after final wet sand and buff. I've used Omni for most else and still excelle...
by Lou's Comet
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint questions
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paint questions

Thanks Pops. Appreciate the kind words! The cool thing about this board and all the posters is all the accumulated knowledge. It is cool to be a part of it when I can. As far as my Comet it has been sitting gathering dust for way too long. If life calms down a little, I will hopefully get back to it...
by Lou's Comet
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint questions
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paint questions

Thamnks for the tips guys. isn't as vibrant and doesn't cover as well as the expensive stuff (DBC) but it is a good choice when one doesn't want to spend 2k+ for paint. Thanks Lou I totally trust you, you could tell me to roll latex on and I would probably do it :P and 2k for paint is out of the qu...
by Lou's Comet
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint questions
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Paint questions

Shopline is PPG's economy line of paint. Not bad paint. I have sprayed it. PPG also has a another economy line of paint called Omni. Same stuff and have sprayed a lot of it. It isn't as vibrant and doesn't cover as well as the expensive stuff (DBC) but it is a good choice when one doesn't want to sp...
by Lou's Comet
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 65 Comet front fender behind the headlights
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: 65 Comet front fender behind the headlights

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by Lou's Comet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Epoxy Primer/Sealer
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Epoxy Primer/Sealer

Thanks for the advice guys, I may wait on the final paint job anyway and get the car drivable and enjoy it a while so I was looking for something in the mean time. I want to get my bondo work done however so that is why I was asking. I have a gallon of Van-Sickle Ford 9N Grey enamel (like Rust-oleu...
by Lou's Comet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Epoxy Primer/Sealer
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Epoxy Primer/Sealer

I'm not necessarily recommending Summit but just relating my experience. One thing...If you decide on single stage and plan on sanding and polishing,stay with straight color,no metallic or metal flake. You can sneak by with around $500 which,and Lou would agree,is a small fraction of the cost of th...
by Lou's Comet
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Epoxy Primer/Sealer
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Epoxy Primer/Sealer

I guess the other oft asked question; Bondo over, under or both with epoxy primer? Sorry didn't see the question,,, My opinion is both........Take the car to metal,, do any metal work you feel needs done, spray 2 coats of epoxy, do your bondo work, spray epoxy over the bondo and proceed to your pri...
by Lou's Comet
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Epoxy Primer/Sealer
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Epoxy Primer/Sealer

I haven't used either one, but they are a really good deal. ESP with the 1:1 ratio. My advice would be not deciding what brand epoxy primer but what brand paint you ultimately want to use. Once you pick the brand paint you want to buy, then buy that brand epoxy primer and surfacer. So if you decide ...
by Lou's Comet
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: OT. Help when you can
Replies: 4
Views: 472

OT. Help when you can

Son is a Doctor, the hospital he works at ran out of masks last week. I checked the masks I use at my shop and sure enough they were N95. Kind of surprised me. Buy anyhow I had a lot off them, gave the lions share to son since he is ER doctor. Also gave a few boxes to my buddies sister who is a nurs...
by Lou's Comet
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Lavron's '64 Build Thread
Replies: 2206
Views: 198693

Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

I would take the doors off and anything else that lightens the car. For a few reasons. First less weight will be more manageable and less stress on your fixtures. Second with the doors off and seats out if you need to get inside the car, to sand inside roof or anything you can step thru the windshie...
by Lou's Comet
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Engine not stopping with key out...
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Engine not stopping with key out...

I would guess you have a ignition switch going bad. This is assuming your car still has switch in dash and hasn't had the steering column changed to one with ignition switch in it. The solenoid has nothing to do with shutting engine off. Neither does steering column. And if it was some shorted wires...
by Lou's Comet
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: The Lone Wolf,, not Comet related
Replies: 15
Views: 1156

Re: The Lone Wolf,, not Comet related

That's really cool Fred! Man you got some killer views from your house, Love the mountains!

Lou