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Jenny restoration work

Unread postby baconbuttyman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:15 pm

With everything thats been going on in the past 12 months or so, Jenny has been a little neglected, especially the rear offside wing has deteriorated a fair bit, so today was the start of her restoration.
first the wing, then each wheel will be done in sparkle silver.
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will let the primer cure and then flatten it back, the more primer, then flatten it again,
top coat will be applied same as the primer but with 3 coats , flattened inbetween, and top coat will have 5 coats, again flattened between each coat.
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:40 pm

Looking good Mick - how do you propose applying the colour and lacquer?
It's a K Series . . . . keep topping it up . . . . it'll be fine . . . . . .
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:51 am

I am going to use my spray gun if that's what you mean, will give better and more of an even coverage than.rattle cans, although I have had extremely good results with rattle cans in the past,
The match is very good from my local factor
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Unread postby Tourerfogey » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Yes, that's what I meant - so my next question is what type of paint are you using - is it ready to spray, need thinning, or mixing with an activator?

I have only ever sprayed older cars myself using celly but keen to try something different, but suitable for home use.

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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:37 pm

I Anne's on getting ready mixed to spray, but I am aiming to discuss that with the store.
The 1st coat is now sanded, will put final coat on tomorrow re sand it down
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Unread postby Michael » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:10 am

I remember you showing me that damage on a cold snowing day at the ill fated POL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Unread postby G7AFM » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Tourerfogey wrote:Yes, that's what I meant - so my next question is what type of paint are you using - is it ready to spray, need thinning, or mixing with an activator?

I have only ever sprayed older cars myself using celly but keen to try something different, but suitable for home use.

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Possible to use any of the different paints at home synthetic is as easy as celly but does give a better finish with practice, 2 pack is one of the tricky ones but can be done with some success with good preparation, biggest problems are trying to keep dust foreign bodies away while paint cures.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:59 pm

arrrgh my compressor is losing pressure when on, a little investigation needed, may have to settle for a rattle can just to get it through the Tram Sunday show.
I am suspecting the none return valve, as it builds pressure up, then when you use that pressure, it loses it quickly.
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:48 pm

Under coating done, now just put first coat of blue on, now it's drying ready for flattening tomorrow, the compressor seams to be working fine now. Miles better than rattle cans.

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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:25 pm

That went to pot, put clear coat on and it went several shades darker, didn't blend in at all, so now I am stripping it all off and starting again, wifey will kill me when she sees how many towels I have used as rags, wiping it all away with thinners is a ball ache
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Home paint job is now officially abandoned lol.
i am going to get is proffessionally done and claim the credit for it.
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Unread postby Michael » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:52 pm

Cleaning bird poo off the car is restoration work in my book, more so as it's bloody seagulls
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:32 pm

Just a few drops today
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 pm

As you know, i tried to paint the car my self, i made an absolute mess of it lol.
So i have booked her in for next month at a proper body shop, i know this paint is hard to match but at least the finish will be better lol.
While i was there the guy has a lovely silver Rover 820 in, it was in for touch ups and a little blowing in, lovely car, the leather seats were really nice.
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