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Old 2nd July 2021, 07:52
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Dolphin Glaze is a very fine filler that is ideal for filling pinholes...I would give it a coat of Upol Reface before primer...
I've previously used primer directly over filler and had no problems but I'll give Dolphin Glaze a try.

Unfortunately : "REFACE is not recommended for use over ... etch primers." which I've already applied. It's that coating that has revealed the pinholes.
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Old 2nd July 2021, 08:06
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I found someone on youtube using the plastic ruler method of applying filler. Shows how effective it is !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paB6uHlRgMY
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I found someone on youtube using the plastic ruler method of applying filler. Shows how effective it is !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paB6uHlRgMY
I really like that idea, thanks for the tip!
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Old 5th July 2021, 12:11
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The new V5C registration document has just arrived. Great relief to see that the Make has been confirmed as TRIBUTE TARGAFLORIO - that's just what I'd asked for. The colour has now changed to black officially.
Any enquiries on the database via gov.uk now show that whereas it will probably remain a BMW Z3 on the MOT Testing Station system.
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Old 5th July 2021, 13:12
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Should have called it a "Kim Kardashian"

Great front but a bit big and droopy in the rear!
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Old 5th July 2021, 15:36
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The MOT examiner can update the vehicle details to that shown on the make and model on the V5.
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Old 9th July 2021, 13:13
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Default The Aerosol Grey Machine (with apologies to VdGG)

A good morning today. Most GRP panels now have etch primer and most of the steel panels have zinc primer.
I'm now a fan of Dolphin Glaze. Very easy to use and sand. Goes off a bit quick for me- seems difficult to use too little hardener but a super product.
I'm also using a large "Scotchbrite" sanding pad. It's ideal for de-nibbing and a final light smoothing before the tack rag and paint.
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Old 16th July 2021, 21:03
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So I capitulated on the paintwork and took the car along to the guy who painted the Z300S to see what a pro job in black would cost. He came back with a quotation for an amount that I can live without so we are now in the queue behind a 1970s VW Beetle and a DeTomaso Mangusta.
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Great news, a cheap paint job really ruins a good build.
This will make such a difference.
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Old 17th July 2021, 09:17
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...a cheap paint job really ruins a good build...
Agreed. He made two observations- with a rattle can, by the time you've finished a spraying stroke, the paint at the beginning is too dry for the gloss to form when you start the next. Also, the nozzle can't deliver the amount of pigment required for a good finish.

Having heard that, I have seen some decent spray jobs done with them but the amount of work required in multiple coats and mopping would make it a labour of love.
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Old 29th July 2021, 13:59
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Another piece in the appearance jigsaw.
I assembled this from the parts and got it TIGed locally by an absolute ace. Needed a slight tweak to get it to the right position laterally but all on now. The hangers need trimming and I may remove them and spray matt black to hide them a bit.
Soundwise- a bit boomy in the mid-range but certainly liveable with the hood down- so for me- most of the time.
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Old 29th July 2021, 15:41
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Looks good too Ian ! Probably saved 20 KG's in weight, the standard box is so heavy ! Did you remove the solid steel lumps behind the bumper, I did when I built mine last year. No idea why they are there, probably minus another 20 KG's with them gone 1
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Old 30th July 2021, 13:37
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Looks good too Ian ! Probably saved 20 KG's in weight, the standard box is so heavy ! Did you remove the solid steel lumps behind the bumper, I did when I built mine last year. No idea why they are there, probably minus another 20 KG's with them gone 1
That silencer I removed weighs 12.5kg. The one from my 2.8 weighs slightly less...Neither cars have the anti-resonance weights. I have had them on other convertibles, presumably to damp body vibrations.
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