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#346 Daz1968

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

Thanks for comments, the colour is bu8 island blue, just the light in garage is making it look lighter,

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:52 PM

Nice work there Daz, This is really coming together now. cant wait to see it all in colour. I have only every painted my bonnet of my old clubby and really enjoyed it. its made me want a bash at some more painting.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

Thanks,

Hopefully get the roof painted this Saturday then once that's hardened off o can mask up and paint rest of outside, but I am looking forward to reassembly now, although that in itself brings along a few more expensive shopping days before it's finished.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:45 PM

Really nice job. It’s threads like this that remind me what’s possible when I look at the pile of rust and woe sitting in my garage and wonder what it’s scrap value is .

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

I have decided to practice flatting on the boot lid and bonnet before tackling the car.
I used my da on slow speed and flatted p1500 dry on an interface pad, then p2000 abralon wet, followed by p4000 abralon wet.
It looks like a nice Matt sheen

I was pleasently surprised at how well it came out.

37959893256_00f37a3d7c_c.jpgIMG_2235 by darren carr, on Flickr

37982370162_bf9c8c6805_c.jpgIMG_2234 by darren carr, on Flickr

37959892526_255bef1012_c.jpgIMG_2236 by darren carr, on Flickr

I have ordered some p6000 trizact discs to refine this before buffing so hopefully will need little work

Also got some paint on the roof, although flys seem to like white so need to flat and put another couple of coats on next week

37959894916_3168229839_c.jpgIMG_2233 by darren carr, on Flickr

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 03:04 PM

What orbit does your DA have?

 

Ideally you want one with a maximum of 1.5mm for colour sanding or your DA sanding marks will show through when polished.

 

I can recommend the 2,3 and 4000 colour sanding discs from Norton. use them myself and they cost half of what the trizact do and are about the same quality in my opinion. 

 

Looking good though!

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 03:47 PM

Thanks,

I have a mirka ceros which I believe is 5mm orbit but I have tried a little G3 by hand on the bonnet and it appears to remove the p4000 scratches ok, I am running sander very slow with plenty of water, am hopefully the p6000 will be almost glossy but have to wait until they arrive as ordered them off eBay yesterday. If I have any trouble will p6000 by hand.
To be honest I don't want the fresh paint job effect, i won't be doing much on the main body until I am happy with these two panels,
But thanks for advice it's something I have to keep a look out for. Do you think maybe p2000 onwards is best by hand once the peel has been flatted off with the p1500.

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

Thanks,

I have a mirka ceros which I believe is 5mm orbit but I have tried a little G3 by hand on the bonnet and it appears to remove the p4000 scratches ok, I am running sander very slow with plenty of water, am hopefully the p6000 will be almost glossy but have to wait until they arrive as ordered them off eBay yesterday. If I have any trouble will p6000 by hand.
To be honest I don't want the fresh paint job effect, i won't be doing much on the main body until I am happy with these two panels,
But thanks for advice it's something I have to keep a look out for. Do you think maybe p2000 onwards is best by hand once the peel has been flatted off with the p1500.

Sounds good. I just thought I would speak up as I always did my colour sanding by hand working from 2000 up to 4000 and then polish.

I recently switched to colour sanding and started off with 1500 and then 2000 finishing up with 4000 film discs on a DA with a 3,5mm orbit and soft foam interface and you could clearly see the DA marks through the polished finish, especially on darker colours.

A final flat by hand with 4000 got rid of them though.

 

I wasn't really sure what to do to resolve this and was keen to pursue it so one of my paint suppliers arranged for a Norton rep to come by with some samples and advice.

Now I have the 1.5mm orbit DA and use 1500 film discs followed by 2000 soft backed discs and finish up with 3000 soft backed discs and get really nice results. It's also much quicker too.

The rep told me that going to 6000 would not make any real difference on most colours and I always finish with a waffle pad and ultra fine polish anyway so the finish has good clarity and depth.

 

I would be interested to see how you get on with the 6000 Trizact though.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

Have a couple of days off work so thought I had better get something constructive done

Managed to get another couple of coats on the roof, no flies this time and only a few nibs to flat out,

26335875339_f7b7341e7b_c.jpgIMG_2247 by darren carr, on Flickr

I then tried the p6000 trizact disc and followed up with some G3 applied by hand, polished up ok and I can't see any pig tails from da so hopefully will make the compounding stage much easier. wasn't easy to photograph, but here is pic of bootlid and a close up after the G3

38112543401_0cdc74f362_c.jpgIMG_2254 by darren carr, on Flickr

26335872209_8fc8512b21_c.jpgIMG_2253 by darren carr, on Flickr

I can't do anything else now as need to mask off the roof next.
So cleaned up my sunvisors, not perfect but a lot better.

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26335874159_d52d7b7c11_c.jpgIMG_2250 by darren carr, on Flickr

After
38112545761_5d8c3445ea_c.jpgIMG_2252 by darren carr, on Flickr

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Decided due to space available, lighting and my ability I would paint the main shell in two halves, will only need a small blend on corners of gutter but enables me to take my time easier.

24313003218_f3922246b4_c.jpgIMG_2260 by darren carr, on Flickr

38165741641_b160c06593_c.jpgIMG_2259 by darren carr, on Flickr

It has two very small runs that should flat out ok as very small and a few dust nibs, overall am pleased with it, just need to let it cure and mask this side off to paint the other.

Feel it's all starting to come together now, once shell is finished only have outside of doors and seam strips to paint.

Edited by Daz1968, 04 November 2017 - 04:23 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:25 PM

Looking good



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:13 PM

Thanks,

I managed to paint other half today, unfortunately I had a little accident and got a serious run on the a panel, will probably end up repainting this area as looks a little big to flat and polish out, must have been trying to get it to flat. Well at least it's a lesson I have learnt.

38155415402_b59519c2e4_c.jpgIMG_2263 by darren carr, on Flickr

26410813039_ef0396d7a6_c.jpgIMG_2267 by darren carr, on Flickr

And the dreaded run, can't believe how bad it is

26410814649_aac2f0a477_c.jpgIMG_2264 by darren carr, on Flickr

At least it's an area that's not too bad to repaint.

Edited by Daz1968, 05 November 2017 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

WOW fantastic work, I feel your pain with the run, I was the same when painting mine, just got too cocky thinking this is easy and then you guessed it several runs, just that little too much paint in one area and it's to late!



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:42 PM

Thanks, I am not very experienced in any of this so it's all a learning experience, I do know from my last project that 2k gloss is very hard to sand runs from, but if I end up repainting a few areas to get it right it's no big problem,

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

I know what your saying about trying to sand the runs out!, I painted mine in Mouse grey 2k and got a lot of runs ( well the only panel that didn't have a run was the scuttle and a bloody great fly landed on that so I tried to flat the runs but I was told to be careful because the pigment settles in the run and and then leaves a line where it settled (which it did) so had to flat the whole car and do it again :-( Great job so far look's really good. 






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