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Old 17th January 2017, 10:37
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Another coat will smooth it out even more, I'm not giving it another coat yet as I'm still not sure on the final colour.
I was thinking of doing the same thing on my latest project but my suppliers said that you can only put on one coat of flowcoat as the wax in it will prevent any subsequent coats from sticking properly.

They advised that if I wanted to use several thicknesses to use gelcoat for the first coats followed by a final flowcoat.
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Old 17th January 2017, 10:59
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Good point I hadn't thought of that. I will have to give mine another coat as I'm pretty sure I'm changing the colour. I will probably put some acetone in a spray bottle and give it a good clean of with some paper towels.
Just waiting to get back on the car but it's still too cold and damp. I know, i'm a pansy!
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Old 18th January 2017, 14:52
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Just picked the car up.

The paintwork is lovely and the colour match is spot on.

This is the underside now it's finished, hopefully the cracking issues are now all in the past.



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Old 18th January 2017, 14:58
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Fingers crossed for you Bob!
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Old 19th January 2017, 02:09
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Nice job and good of you to share.
Now let's see the polished side in full glory!
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Old 20th January 2017, 16:38
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This is all the photos I could take as the car is hemmed in again by a load of auto jumble that came today and is stacked under the carport.
It shows the areas where the cracks were all looking invisible now.





The grille and number plates went back on this afternoon so I though I'd put the new plates on. The yellow/white ones are still on the car as backing plates to the new ones so I can change them easily if requested.






I thought I'd found the ideal solution to the unattractive black plastic trim under the windscreen, A Jaguar XJS polished panel was in the auto jumble purchase. I may try harder another day but it doesn't look like it will quite first. Shame.
Cheers, Bob.
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Old 20th January 2017, 16:47
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Looking great Bob, you have my fav 250 SWB!
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Old 20th January 2017, 22:56
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Amazing!
I like the idea of the plates too.
Sorry officer, I forgot to remove the show plates...
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Old 21st January 2017, 22:24
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How do the "show plates" attach to the reflective ones? Tenax fasteners are possibly a good way?
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Old 21st January 2017, 22:27
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How do the "show plates" attach to the reflective ones? Tenax fasteners are possibly a good way?

Simpler than that. They are just bolted to the brackets/body through holes in the same places on both plates.
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Old 22nd January 2017, 14:51
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Just fiddling about under the bonnet today.

I'm going going to do much to change it or bling it up, just some paint and a good clean really.

I used left over paint from the wing repairs to brush paint the front slam panel. Not perfect but much better than it was. Some more will be blue and the rest will be flat black.



I also took the engine covers off to repaint the stripes and have removed the BMW . I've made a plate to fill the space and ordered a new badge to go on it.
Bob.
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Old 22nd January 2017, 14:55
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Looking good!
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Old 28th January 2017, 12:22
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Well, that's that.

It's finished….well, as far as these things can ever be finished.

I've finished painting under the bonnet, added the new badge to the rocker cover, stuck on a couple of Italian language service stickers and added the gold sticker to the front panel ('built not bought' in Italian)







Inside I resurrected a damaged wooden gear knob I was given and added a spare sleeve to fit the lever.
The sat nag point I'd put in the side of the console didn't work out as well as I'd hoped when in use so it's now in the middle of the passenger 'no air bag' panel with an Italia pin badge glued in the centre.



I'm sure I could think of more bits to do but the line between successful and christmas tree is an easy one to step over so I'll call it a day here.


When the weather gets nicer I'll get some decent photos taken and put them up.

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 28th January 2017, 13:33
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Nice work Bob, thanks for posting.
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Old 28th January 2017, 13:40
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Looking great with all the subtle mods. Roll on the longer warmer days!!
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Nice one Bob!, looks great....
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Old 28th January 2017, 22:07
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Looking good Bob,

Liking the interior mods too.
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Old 29th January 2017, 07:29
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Bob - As others have said, you have a lot of nice touches in your car.

I look forward to seeing your 'photo shoot'.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 29th January 2017, 17:04
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Thanks to all for your kind comments.

I'm taking a few snaps when the sun shines Paul, not sure it qualifies as a photo shoot.

Cheers, Bob.
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Old 3rd February 2017, 12:37
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Well it (and you!) certainly got it's picture in this months Kit Car mag! (just flicked through in Smiths)

Nice feature on the Brass Monkey Run - looks great.
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