Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Well, if it is factory paint on that fender, then it isn't faded and a little polish should bring it back to match with the other panels, unless the clear coat is flaking. Base-clear paint does not fade with sunlight. That is just something body shops tell people to explain why the new paint doesn't match exactly. In reality, the paint will never be exactly the same unless it came from the same batch. If you polish it up and it still doesn't match, there is a chance that either the fender, or the panels next to it, were repainted at some point in the past. If that is the case, then they will have to repaint them and blend the color in to the adjacent panels so that you don't notice it.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad