Preparing the interior for race duty: blasting, priming and painting | Project Vintage Race Mustang

Update by Tim Suddard to the Ford Mustang Fastback project car
Aug 9, 2021

Now that our 1965 Mustang vintage racer sported all the necessary mounting points for safety equipment plus some added lightness, we sent the car to Blast Masters to blast, prime and paint the interior.

After masking off the rest of the Mustang, Blast Masters carefully media blasted the interior down to a finish that would take to primer and paint.

Although they normally don’t do paintwork, Blast Masters volunteered to spray the interior and the cage with a medium grey, single-stage enamel that we picked up at our local paint store, Higgs Auto Paint and Body Supplies.

All said and done, our Mustang now had a fresh, race-ready interior for only $1200.

Even though that might sound like a lot, it’s worth pointing out that there are few jobs nastier than cleaning gunk out of an interior yourself.

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Above all, the Mustang’s newly finished interior will act as a great base for our forthcoming safety gear.

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Tom1200 SuperDork
8/4/21 11:44 a.m.

That's a lot easier than dry ice and rattle cans.....

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
8/4/21 12:52 p.m.

The amount of time savings, and the apparently quality in the completed work, seems like good value for the amount paid.  

frenchyd UltimaDork
8/4/21 8:17 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

I'm at that stage now with my challenge based car.  But no budget so I guess it's wire brush and googles for me

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/5/21 8:24 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

Sadly, yes, you will have to do it yourself. I have done it many times, and while not technically difficult, it is physical, dirty and somewaht boring work.

frenchyd UltimaDork
8/10/21 11:27 p.m.

In reply to Tim Suddard :

You're  absolutely right!  It's easier in a from scratch race car because you don't need to remove so much, fix so much,  Crawl around in such awkward spots painting, so much.  It's a whole lot easier polishing aluminum  than painting the round tubing  of a roll bar with parts of the body right there to get overspray on. 

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