Monday, July 11, 2011

The Sharpie Mustang part 7 FINISHED!!!

Today was wet sand & buff the clear on the Mustang... then get it outside for pictures. The buffing went really well- I cut it with 1500 on a DA first, then went back over that with 2000. Buffed like butter and shines like glass. Now this is permanent ink! This is the only Sharpie car I know of that has been clear coated... I could be wrong on that, but I don't think so. Most everyone who has an opinion on it says that you can't clear over sharpie- thus no one really ever does. So here's proof that you can in fact clear over sharpie. And it looks damn fine.

I took a million pics during the process as well as short videos outside. I'll assemble a cheesy little video here in the next couple days.


  1. I LOVE the work - It's AWESOME!!!

    Just one thing, tho -

    I live in Key West, and just about any Sharpie work fades to nothing inside of six months. Even clearcoat gives up the ghost after a few years - are you sure the clear provides enough UV protection to stabilize the work?



  2. Well so you know, my Sharpie Fiero is still holding all it's ink after being driven daily and its final journey to Michigan with little change in ink strength. You have to use the right kind of Sharpies. The clear on the Mustang is Spies/Hecker High Solids- it's a great all around clear to use and it's durability and logjevity in todays UV is excellent. If you're not using clear with UV protection to begin with then any kind of work you do is doomed. There's a lot that goes into the process of making the Sharpie 'permanent', but I can't share everything ;)

  3. Wow! you are seriously talented my friend, will be following your blog closely

    Keep up the awesome work!