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Old 23rd May 2017, 20:16
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Keep plugging away Paul you will reach a finish you are happy with and at the end of the day it's your car/creation which no matter what will put a smile on both your face and countless others.
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Swifty – Cheers.

To be honest, I’m reaching the stage where I think I’d be happy with a BRG finish with the brush marks still showing!

However, I will still try to do the best job I can, it’s just frustrating when I know I could do a better job with more time.

Don’t get me wrong, I will still love the car, warts and all, and it reminds me of this Petrolicious video.

Where the owner describes his Aston Martin MkIII as “Perfectly Awful”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEnkA5jR410

Cheers, Paul.
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Paul, I used to race against a Cooper Bobtail at Gurston that was brush painted BRG. This and all the little "pit-lane fixes" added to its charm and authenticity. It was a race car. And, as racers and bikers like to say, chrome don't get you home.
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Paul l- Before you reach for a brush try experimenting with one of these paint pads
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FFJ-Click-...EAAOSw4CFYrzzq

A friend painted his 2CV based Falcon with one using Humbrol enamel paint.
I was amazed at the finished article. Sure it was crude but it looked the part
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Paul, Whatever you do, take your time and get the basics to the extent you wish. More sanding now will only make it better no matter which system you choose for painting.
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Good evening Paul , on the basis that you have not had go to work today? and that the one rain cloud over the UK is not over your drive! would i be right in thinking you have spent 12 hrs filling and rubbing down? Geoff .
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Oxford - As I've already bought a cheap polishing machine and some G10, I will at least try to remove the brush marks.

Micky1Mo - Thanks for the link, but I am going to try the wet & dry brush approach the canal boat painters use.

Molleur - That is my problem in a nut shell, I just haven't got time to go around the sand/fill/sand/fill/sand loop often enough.

Having said that, the old etch primer does act as a guide coat, so the bodywork is getting pretty smoother in some places.
( The less said about the other places the better. )

Casamolino - Well it is funny you should say that Geoff...

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Another Bonus Session:
My real workload is all over the place at the moment as I am dependant on others before I can make any progress.

So after two hours working from home, it was time to get back outside and push on…

After some sanding down, the boot lid got another coat of the high build primer.



The really good news is that this side is now ready for a coat of BRG!

Then it was back out the front, where I numbered the brackets holding the grille in place.



The brackets were then removed, bagged and the grille came out too.



Then I can to peel back the cockpit cover, so I could get in and drive the car.
( As it was parked too close to the hedge for me to fit in and sand the bonnet nose. )



I must confess, just hearing the engine run lifted my spirits.

So I just left it ticking over for a while and scraped off the front number plate.



Then I decided I should really hose down the driveway before I make any more mess.





But backing the car up, gave me a better view of each side.
( Light grey = Prep started, Dark grey = Still to do and Light brown = Knife putty.)





Overall, that is close enough for a race car that has seen some action.

Note: I will flat down the etch primer before the high build primer goes on, so it will get better.

What is left of the yoga mat protected me from the wet driveway.



Sanded down the front wing on the driver's side.



End of Part 1…
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Part 2

Plus the bonnet nose.



I did spot a small 'ripple' in this area, a legacy of the 'nose job', but that is staying as is.

I also worked my way around the edge of the grille opening.



I've been used tack clothes before applying the etch primer and they really do pick up a lot.



Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to apply the etch primer it was very hot outside.

So the paint was drying almost as soon as it hit the (hot) bonnet, which made it a messy application.



The only advantage of the heat was that by the time I'd finished using the etch primer, I could start with the knife putty.









Note: I've left the area around the front indicator alone until I do the remedial filler work on the opening.



Last job of the day was to start sanding down the front wing on the passenger side.



Obviously I still need to remove the lights on this side, but I am slowly getting more of the body work done.

I'm back in the office tomorrow morning for the meeting that was cancelled the other day.

So until I get another chance to work on the car, take care, Paul.
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Looking better every session. Well done Paul!
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