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96 Escort LX Sedan Restoration

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  1. 97MTracer

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    If the rain lets up I will get some fresh pics as it sits now.
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    Looks great so far!
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    Looks like a clone of my car! Great find! What are you thinking for fixing up the paint? Mine is going to need it soon and I am trying to figure out exactly how to do it.
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    Im going to try the rustoleum automotive black and see how it turns out. My grill is the smallest thing that needs paint so I will get me a can of rustoleum automotive primer, black, and clear coat. I will try this weekend. so you will get to hopefully see a nice looking grill.
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    Here are the results of the rustoleum paint.

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    In a few days I will buff it. Also my other escort finally rolled over 100000 miles.
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    Well I removed the license plate bracket. Looks alot better and now I can actually clean behind the plate periodically. Also I took a better pick of my passenger seat Im not sure how it got tore up like that but im swapi g seats any way.

    You may also notice in the picture my quick fix for broken lap belt retainers, requires nothing. 20130425_191546.jpg 20130425_191846.jpg
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    I bet a dog ate the seat.
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    What did you use to buff the grill? I am starting a project of repainting similar to your project and have never buffed paint before so any info is helpful.
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    I just buffed it once with turtle wax solid rubbing compound and polish. I am going to get some polish thats meant for black paint. Ive used the rubbing compound and polish before it just takes alot of work. last time I used it it took about 4 applications of each to really smooth it out then a nice 3 coats of wax for that i initial protection.
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    Very nice
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