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#2085 of 2124 faded factory paint
Jun 10, 2008 (10:09 am)
I am the third owner of a 1996 Ford Mustang GT. The original factory red paint is dull and faded. I have looked into getting it repainted and have been told by the detailer that they have never seen this happen before. Does anyone know if there was any sort of recall or have any advice?
#2086 of 2124 Re: faded factory paint [handle]
Jun 10, 2008 (10:40 am)
Red paint, especially if it's not clearcoated, will oxidize and fade over time. Sounds like the previous owners did not keep the paint protected. If you don't mind putting some elbow grease into it you can probably fix it yourself. Pick a small area to experiment on:
use a wax or grease remover or wash with Dawn or other dishwashing (not dishwash-er) liquid to remove wax or grease
use a clay bar with quick detail spray or water mixed with a little liquid soap to remove surface contaminants.
use a liquid polish to bring back the shine
top it off with a wax or polymer topcoat
If that doesn't work then it needs to be repainted, but chances are that will make it look like new. Now just finish the rest of the car.
Jun 13, 2008 (11:50 am)
'92 MUSTANG LX CONVERTIBLE-WON'T START WHEN ITS HOT OUTSIDE. STARTS FINE AFTER LEAVING IT FOR AT LEAST 1/2 HOUR. ANY IDEAS??
#2088 of 2124 Re: 99' mustang snapping tensioners [lorddrago1]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:39 am)
Are you using OE ones? If so, they should not ever snap...blower or not. I think you have another problem. How much boost are you running? If you are running over 10 lbs you might want to get an 8-rib set-up and forgo the stock pullies all together.
#2089 of 2124 Re: wendyA [wendya]
Jun 14, 2008 (7:42 am)
Phew....that could be a lot of things. You need fuel, air, and spark fopr the car to run. I would suspect a problem with air. Perhaps a small vacuum leak that is impacted more by hot weather. I would check all of your hoses for cracks. Another issue is the IAC (Idle Air Controller). I don't know the 5.0's that well, but they are a problem sometimes on the 99+ cars. Find it, pull it, and clean it and see if that helps.
#2090 of 2124 95 Ford Mustang "Pony"
Jun 22, 2008 (4:10 pm)
I own a 95, V 6, Auto Mustang. Replaced the engine, due to bad factory head gaskets, a common problem with their engine. Fell Pro gaskets cured the problem for me. Other than that, I have been very happy with the car. Cheers for rear wheel drive vehicles!
Can anyone make suggestions on ways to improve fuel economy on these V6 engines? I'm not concerned with power performance, just economy. Mine is in need of a checkup, running rough, but don't want to do that until investigating fuel improvement possibilities. I get approx. 20-22 mpg at present time.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
#2091 of 2124 1968 Convertible Mustang. Is this worth more than $2000 ?
Dec 02, 2008 (4:39 pm)
I have a 1968 convertible mustang. Built in Feb 1968. It was greenish. The body is redone with new metal, ready for paint. It had a 289, thats long gone and I don't have an engine for it any longer. I have all the chrome for it, with extra pieces, 8 hub caps all in excellent condition. I have so many extra parts I don't know where they go. The car has an automatic and I have a manual tranny on the side. I have new orig white inter and center consol. The top needs new material. I live in Denver and this is in Minnesota at my Dads farm. I have a guy who want to buy the car and all the parts. How much do I sell this car for? What do you all think?
#2092 of 2124 Re: 1968 Convertible Mustang. Is this worth more than $2000 ? [JWirth]
Dec 03, 2008 (2:08 am)
Yes, I would say may be 3000.00 if it is in good shape.
#2093 of 2124 Re: 95 Ford Mustang "Pony" [fivestar3]
Jan 11, 2009 (7:51 am)
Besides changing your driving style, there is really not much you can do to fix this issue. Your only option is to make sure the car has a solid tune-up, or to lean-out the air/fuel ratio a tad. Synthetic fluids might help too. However, you may end up investing more money then what you will end up saving. I would only expect a 1 mpg improvement anyway....2 mpg tops.