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post #1 of 16 Old June 26th, 2016, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all! I'm new here to the forums. I guess I'll introduce myself a bit. I've owned my 1999 Mustang GT convertible for about 10 months now. Its my first car I have purchased on my own and I am loving it!

It came with a few mods including: Lowered springs, chassis brace, upgraded coils and plugs, magnaflow x pipe exhaust, and also a cold air intake. It currently has 109k on the odometer

Since then I have completely stripped the interior and layed down sound deader. While I was at it I cleaned the carpet and all interior pieces before reassembling. It's looking pretty sharp now.

Now onto my question:
When I first got the car there were a few small bubbles in the paint on the hood. They have been increasing quite a bit now and I probably have about 50 to 75 of them! I decided I'll take it to the body shop and have it professionally repainted. Until then I have been trying a few color schemes with spray paint, and want some opinions.
Do you guys like the way the hood looks now and should I get it painted this way or back to stock? I really like it but I just want to see what other people think. Let me know and thanks in advance!
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Those look more like bubbles in a decal than paint. Is your hood plastic wrapped?
such as this:https://www.signs.com/vehicle-decals/
or this: Don't paint your car: Wrap it | jacksonville.com
or this: http://dreamstreetgraphics.com/cars/

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Those look more like bubbles in a decal than paint. Is your hood plastic wrapped?
such as this:https://www.signs.com/vehicle-decals/
or this: Don't paint your car: Wrap it | jacksonville.com
or this: http://dreamstreetgraphics.com/cars/


That was actually something I haven't thought about. Looking at it closely and reading about car wraps I'm sure it's paint and not wrap.

What's anyone thought on the color combo?
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I like it but honestly if it had black wheels i think it would look better. The wheels and the scheme dont jive IMO.

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Heres my thoughts. I would get it painted entirely the stock color. And then use vinyl to create that hood stripe. That way, if you get tired of it, you can remove. If it's painted you are stuck with it forever.
And yes I agree those bubbles look like air bubbles under vinyl. I've never seen that happen to paint. If you're taking it to get painted anyway, try scratching at one of those bubbles. See if it flakes off like paint, or peels off like wrap.

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Heres my thoughts. I would get it painted entirely the stock color. And then use vinyl to create that hood stripe. That way, if you get tired of it, you can remove. If it's painted you are stuck with it forever.
And yes I agree those bubbles look like air bubbles under vinyl. I've never seen that happen to paint. If you're taking it to get painted anyway, try scratching at one of those bubbles. See if it flakes off like paint, or peels off like wrap.

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Imo upcoming mods should be black wheels, a grille delete, and fog lights. It'll look like a whole new car.
That what old paint looks like. It will Begin to bubble and the clear will start peeling. Although his looks like the BC is lifting. The clear is pretty dead on that car so a few months it'll all he blowing off.



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Thanks for the input guys, yes I have confirmed its the paint and not a vinyl wrap. Scraping off the bubbles the paint just cracks and falls apart.
Going along with future mods, yes black wheels will definitely be a must! Also I like the idea of the grille delete and new, fog lights! Also I'd like to get some halo headlights and a smooth line cobra hard top

Anyone have any experience with the smooth line hard tops?


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There was a user in the v6 section who had one. It looked amazing. He since moved on to a newer car and I don't think I've seen him post much lately.

I would also advise against the halo headlights. No Bueno. I replaced the ones that came with my car.
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I would also advise against the halo headlights. No Bueno. I replaced the ones that came with my car.
This. Halo headlights just don't look right on this car. Stick with stockers, or clear corner stockers.

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Okay! Thanks for the input! Glad to here other people's opinions!
What do you guys think about adding a hood scoop? Is it difficult? I've been looking around a bit and seem some aftermarket ones such as xenon


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+1 on saying no to the halo headlights -wayyyy too ricey.

I'd also add that you should throw in a chin spoiler since it's dropped. Instead of a getting a full grill delete, I'm a fan of the Mach 1 Grille delete. See here: Mach 1 Mustang Grille Delete Kit - 2pc (99-04 GT, V6) - Free Shipping

As far as a hoodscoop goes, I'd only go OEM style or aftermarket hood entirely.

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As for the paint scheme, I like cars that are all one color so I can't really comment on it. Good luck!!

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I would definitely throw on a OEM hood scoop. I did that to my first Mustang (V6) and it wasn't that difficult at all. The hardest part is just getting it lined up just right and getting over the fear of drilling into the hood lol

I second the mach 1 grill and OEM headlights.


But I am sure whatever you go with will look great! Good luck!
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+1 on no halos. I thought they looked cool at one point until I saw them in person. No bueno for sure.

As for the paint, I'd let the body shop know you sprayed it with spray paint before taking it in. They will want to sand it off completely. Also, if you're adding a hood scoop - install it before repainting. That way you're not drilling through fresh paint. I think that would be the best way to go about it.
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Remember that it's your car. Getting opinions is fine but do it the way u want. That's how u make it yours. No matter what you do to your car there will be some that like it and some that don't. If everyone liked the same thing then we would only need one kind of car in the world.
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