There's nothing like a new paint job to improve the looks of your ride, but there are a few things you can do to get the most benefit from having your car painted. First, when the decision is made to paint your car, be sure you paint areas like doorjambs, the inside of the trunk, and the engine bay so they match the exterior of the car. Also, have the painter paint the upper and lower inner door frames with the properly coded interior paint. Then, once the fresh paint is applied, attention needs to be paid to the fine points that really accent a new paint job. Remember that shiny paint attracts attention, and when people pay more attention to your car they notice details like the condition of the interior, trim, chrome, emblems, and all the other items that set a good-looking car apart from the rest.

Instead of simply bolting your old emblems back onto the car, we suggest you replace them, or at least clean and polish them, before installation. The same goes for stainless trim, chrome, and the bumpers. While the chrome on your car may have looked ok before the car was painted, new paint will make old chrome look dull and show the age of the car.

The interior is another area that should be looked at after a paint job, especially the areas adjacent to the new paint. Tattered seats and old sill plates really become noticeable when the paint is new, so consider replacing or refurbishing these items while the car is being painted.

Another way to really set off a good paint job is by adding factory style stripes or a new set of wheels. Stripes kits for most Mopars are readily available from Year One, are inexpensive, easy to install, and really add to the muscular look of most Mopar body styles.

Mopar owners are lucky to have some cool factory wheels to choose from, but the factory wheels may need to be repainted or the trim rings and centers may need to be replaced to look their best. New aftermarket wheels are another good way to accent your car's new paint, and with so many new wheel styles available these days, the sky's the limit.

So when you paint your Mopar, don't forget to spend a little time on the rest of the car. You'll be even happier with it when the rest of the car looks as great as the paint.

SOURCE
JD's Paint And Body Shop
Mulberry
Fl
8-63/-425-0601
Year One
PO Box 129
Tucker
GA  30085
800-932-7663
770-496-1949
www.nextgenparts.com/mustang