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Old 21st May 2016, 22:39
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Thanks molleur, I've ended up going to 400 grit and getting there now, just got to stop modding what I've done to get that primer on..
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Old 21st May 2016, 22:41
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Well, we often do get on tangents!
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Old 22nd May 2016, 06:42
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Really liking your carb scoop and the ally bonnet draw bolts. Nice.

Now, I'm only an amateur car painter and know feck-all about how it's supposed to be done, but when I did the prep on mine I found (by happy accident) that the fine/very fine sanding sponges from Halfords worked a treat giving a top quality (read good enough to make me happy) finish to the primer surface in a quarter of the time it was taking me with 'proper' wet'n'dry.

I put this down to the curved surfaces being very difficult to sand with a flat block without going through the primer on the high points to the 'glass beneath, while the sanding sponges mold themselves to the shape really well.

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/pai...ine--very-fine

...and in use -



Anyway, keep up the good work, on the road in no time now.
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Old 22nd May 2016, 16:34
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Pops - At least you realised the scoop needed changing before paint!

Do you have a link for those bolts?

Although looking at the original Lancia ones, they don't look like they would stay locked while driving?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 22nd May 2016, 17:08
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Paul, the original lock I chose is this one, (brace yourself for the price)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191521616158

Not concerned about locking as I have a lock either side of the bonnet, however this will do the same job and lock just not as pretty...
And slightly cheaper 🙂
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301851595127
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Old 27th May 2016, 08:09
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Just about ready for first coat of primer, couple of spots to sort out but then out of excuses,





Garage cleaned in preparation, mask bought, sun shining- guess I've got no more excuses

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Old 28th May 2016, 08:32
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Pops - I am sure that a single coat of primer will transform the way your car looks.

Good luck, Paul.

PS
Thanks for the link to the lock, clearly not the most expensive part of a build.
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Old 3rd June 2016, 13:19
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Well finally applied my first coat of etch primer,
While it has highlighted a few cracks,uneven or missed filler and some ripples in the original body work it has also given me a clear indication of what needs attention and completely changed the look of the car, at last I feel I can finish the epic build.[IMG][/IMG]







Happy days Pops
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Old 3rd June 2016, 14:28
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...Happy days...
Happy days indeed.

I'm alway amazed at the healing power of paint.

I'm just about to head out to work on my own car, so your front wheel arches caught my eye...

When did you do the bonnet cutting / body shell side extending work?

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 3rd June 2016, 16:24
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Hi Paul, the bonnet cut was fairly recent in my 5 year build, I was fed up with the alignment and kicking out of the leg so took the drastic action.
It's actually improved access with the bonnet raised .
For the return edge and bonnet closing I fabricated a 90 degree length in fibreglass and attached this inside on the extension, I fixed the backside 5-10 MM. higher than the bonnet edge to give something to butt against, once it was set I bridged across to the bulk head just for strength. Will try to get a picture tonight as I forgot at the time.
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Old 3rd June 2016, 17:48
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... It's actually improved access with the bonnet raised...
I know the work I've done has stopped the bottom edge of the bonnet stabbing me in the back.

Well, at least on one side.
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Old 7th June 2016, 16:45
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Well in the end I bit the bullet and went for it
Primer, colour and top coat all done,
All went ok except for the clear which ran in a few places, and in hind sight I could have spent another week on the prep as there's places that looked fine until the colour went on. The clear running was down to my total inexperience but learned a lot, the Liddles compressor wasn't chasing very much and coped well,









Just to wait for it to harden then I can start the interior fitting
Pops
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Old 7th June 2016, 17:08
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ANOTHER SILVER ONE ....I do like them in silver , when I first started , I had the plug hung up in the workshop painted silver and loads of people commented on it and then went away and painted them a different colour !!
It was BRG intially , the first batch were pretty much all green , then 66 changed the game and they were all red for a bit ... I think red is still the most popular colour , but because I started with a 550 styling in my head , the silver is always going to appeal to me ....well done , it looks good ...silver isn't an easy colour to paint under any conditions and it looks like you have gotten a decent gun finish on it ...
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Very nice, love that gunmetal silver finish.

Don't worry about getting the runs (fnarr, fnarr) and the odd blemish - the paint on some of the exotic racers at Snetterton on Sunday was nothing to write home about. There was a Lister Jaguar in particular that had been painted a week earlier and then run into a gravel trap (not deliberately) leaving the paint above the rear wheels looking like a map of the Himalayas at about 1:1 scale. Looking forward to seeing it with all the lights and trim fitted and out on the road. Keep up the good work!
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Old 7th June 2016, 18:21
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Are you putting any roundalls or numbers or decals on the car ? If so , what colours ?

From a Silver perspective ...

The 300 SLR's look very cool with red numbers , no roundalls .

Toweds car looks cool with traditional white roundall/black number combo but Michiels car looks great with the yellow roundalls too ...

My plug had a black number , no roundalls ..that looked decent enough too ..

wondered what your plans were ?
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Pops - Bloody hell you work fast!

Great job on the paint.

Look forward to seeing it will all the shiny bits fitted back on.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 7th June 2016, 21:16
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Lancelot, wasn't happy with the colour when it went on( too light) but it's growing on me and changes depending on the angle you look at it from, Roundels, was going to go classic Black n white but now undecided, will wait till its trimmed up and see.

Towed I'm over the runs Although quite a bad case it's curable, strangely now we both have silver the cars are very different takes on the theme.

Paul, I still have plenty time on my hands while the oil price has dropped through the floor and exploration all but stopped, sadly it means I can't fund the build and the all important hub adaptor will have to wait, that paint has been on the shelf two years surprised it went on and wasn't solid in the tin..
Trimming start once paint hardens
Pops..

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Old 7th June 2016, 21:16
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Nice paint job it looks like you have a great finish. Did you go for celly or two pack?

When you spray paint it yourself you do get great satisfaction plus when people ask where you had the paint done and you say yourself they generally look at you in disbelief especially when it was done in a garage at home.

Look forward to seeing the finished car on the road.
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Old 7th June 2016, 22:18
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Hi Swifty thank you, it's two pack paint, have only sprayed once before and that was celly, two pack was a different game, all was fine but the clear coat although shiny is a bit bumpy, have plenty of time so will be sorting that out in due course.
I had to paint it myself that way I can hand on heart say I built that car in its entirety, yes I see every flaw but no one else seems to worry.
Will be a long time before its road legal as its U.K. Registered and I'm in France so will need a trip back for its mot..

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What was the 2k you used? Did you need the full space suit approach or were you able to find a safer alternative?

But looks nice - bet you are feeling chuffed. Mine is such a looooonnnngggg way off paint but I am inspired when I see others making progress.

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