Did some paint correction today, great results !

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After work today I turned on the heat in the garage and decided it was time to address an issue with the hood on y 93GT.
I painted this hood last spring after I modified it to fit my 393w, I am NOT a pro body guy and had some serious orange peel after
laying the clear. It was frustrating because I've sprayed this same clear with the same equipment and had great results in the past
but not this time, who knows maybe air temp, operator error etc. ?

So that led me to some serious wet sanding , started with 1000 grit and worked my way up to 2500.
Moved on to using my normal cutting compound and pad combo but again I was not getting the results I wanted,
keep in mind I am just a hobbyist who enjoys paint correction and have a lot to learn .

Left the hood that way for the summer but was never happy with the finish, I did some research and decided to try
Menzerna FG400 cutting compound , Lake Country microfiber cutting pad on my cheap long throw DA.
All I have to say is WOW ! i was impressed cut through the leftover sanding scratches and haze , even finished nicely !

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Steel1

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Posted it a few times in the "How your foxbody currently sit thread "
But here's a recent pic, not thrilled with that hood scoop might try to make my own custom
fiberglass one as a winter project.
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I would spin the scoop around and see what it looks like.
Not a bad idea...I really just think it's too small for the hood.
I'm going to play around with some ideas over the winter, if I decide to fabricate anything I'll make a new thread.
 

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Like the black and the scoop. For now looks great , and functional right. Your car looks really good .
Yes functional in the fact that there is a hole cut in the hood and the scoop is open , so some cooling benefits.
Thank you for the compliment.
 

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Finished up today with some Sonax perfect finish , white polishing pad and the same DA.
I have really good finish polishing results with this Sonax product .
Reflection of garage cabinets in the hood. Phone camera doesn't do it justice in person it's like a mirror reflection, really happy with it !
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