Merkury 4, designed by Camilo Pardo and built by The GT Guy LLC


Specracer

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Not needing the exact figure but do you know how much of a premium that paint has over a "normal" full paint job?
 

dbk

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It's like multiple paint jobs with a couple of them using expensive paint. Camilo was sayin yesterday that the car had to be stripped, then painted black, then painted with the silver, then painted with the silver again. Then the fluorescent orange. So based on that, it's gonna be like paying for multiple paint jobs too.
 

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Got it. Sounds scary expensive like you said in the beginning but the results speak for itself.

Thanks
 

Jason Watt

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More completed pics.
That is the coolest GT I have ever seen.. WOW - Well done!
I'm very impressed :thumbsup



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I believe it's the same paint as the McLaren Formula One cars


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Or was it perhaps from here you got inspired??
 
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Fast Freddy

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that paint looks awesome :bow

reminds me of some kind of ufo spaceship i might find out in Area 51 :cool
 

dbk

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[video=vimeo;38870208]http://vimeo.com/38870208[/video]
 

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Gawd that car is badass. Great video and all for a 6 year old car.
 

STORMCAT

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hey guys ,

big fan of the forum. ---im the owner of this beautiful car---i came to Detroit two years ago to direct a Superbowl commercial (EMINEM /CHRYSLER)
met Camilo--met the GT guys---and figured how much better does it get then asking designer of car to customize a one off---Camilo is a genius
GT guys are brilliant---
car is badass ---and im a car nut--got a porsche carrera GT. a tweaked ferrari 430 --i love speed. and this thing is a monster--

i promised camilo id bring the car to a rally

stay well

samuel bayer
los angeles
Hey Samuel. Welcome to the forum and the GT family. That car is fantastic! :thumbsup Camilo and the GT Guys are class acts for sure. We look forward to see the car at the Rally !!
 

tpraceman

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Some day I hope to see his studio............
The GT is such a canvas of art that all take my breath away.......

This one made me reach for the O2 for a second hit.
 

GTJIMMY

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Rich & Denny,

This car far surpasses the Heritage GT in appearance. You never get tired of looking at it.
The GT Guys,,,,the best in the business!
Well done boys.......:thumbsup
 

BlackICE

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Best looking FGT I have see yet! :thumbsup
 

GT Venum

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Great video, that is an amazing GT.
 

Sinovac

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Great video, that is an amazing GT.
I second that!
 

Cobrar

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Let's see, Sonic Blue or Merkury 4 , which one would I want...............hhmmmmmmmmm.....
 

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Can't you get 3-4 Merkury 4s for the asking of Sonic Blue?
 

Stef

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WOW!! If only my Tungsten was a no strip, I would add this paint scheme with a vinyl wrap in a heart beat.

THIS CAR A AWESOME!!!
 

jaxgt

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I will take the Merkury, a Ferrari 458, and Mclaren all combined for less than the 'price' of the Sonic Blue.
Seriously - the Merkury has to be about the coolest paint job I've seen.
I half have the mind to find a relatively more common red or white GT and get it painted.
 
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thegtguy

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Process pics

Thanks to everyone for the comments.

I wanted to show a "quick" pictorial on what it took to build this car.

First it was a solid red car




Then it was taken apart.



Mods installed and tuned.




Entire body had to be painted show car black for the mirrachrome process to begin.




Assembled to make sure all the body gaps are right so the center stripe can be taped off.



Taken back apart and the fluorescent orange stripe painted on.





After the orange is dry, the mirrachrome can be applied. This is a very labor intensive process. The black base coat has to perfect (as many of you know that is not a word I use very much). It cannot be sanded, scuffed, or even touched before the mirrachrome is applied. The application of the mirrachrome is sprayed as a mist over the car. Once it lands you have to spray a drop coat of clear within a few hours. Then they have to “set” together. The next day it is wetsanded and polished smooth. Then you can spray another coat of mirrachrome with another drop coat of clear. Let it set up for another day, then it can be wetsanded and polished smooth again. Finally after all of that, the final layer of clear can be applied, wetsanded, and polished. At any time in this process if something didn’t turn out right you have to start over. Basically, anytime before the mirrachrome is applied, the surface has to completely smooth. Not a cheap or easy process by any means.








The final touch:


 

thegtguy

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More finished pics

More completed pics.












Denis’ favorite!



Camilo and his crew are working on more pics too. Hopefully we will have those in the next few weeks to post.