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#61 GT Jimmy

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

Thanks. Forgot you'd be re installing the vinyl roof ha ha



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:38 PM

Once again thanks for the interest! bit late this week in updating, been up in 

Scotland for a few days for Granddaughters 2nd birthday and family business 

did manage to get some work done before the trip,

 

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covered the body shell up and applied 3 coats of Lechlar Epoxy primer to bonnet and 

boot lid.

After seeing a couple of other threads on here about rust under the bonnet frame and

other fitments decided that I better check it out,

 

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I am quite confidant that due to the Cadulac rust proofing that was done and what I have found

else where that the inside of the main frame is in good condition, I will unpick the spot welds

on the buffer contact pads and bonnet stay bracket and attend to the small amount of

corrosion under them,

 

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After a day and a half and sanding back the  Upol reface polyester spray filler, done with P180

on block dust free dry sanding a serious bit of work but very pleased with the results,

the remainder of the shell was given 3 coats of Lechlar epoxy primmer, then pushed

outside into sunshine, for the first time in a few months, took the opportunity to give

garage a cleanup and a bit of paint on walls.

 

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Defiantly makes it a bit brighter! just deciding whether to get some LED tubes for the

lights! always used daylight tubes!!

 

All for now more to follow



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:16 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:50 AM

Not sure if you've answered this before, but what Is your paint setup..? Compressor, guns, actual paint (2k,celley) ect? 



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

Great work



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:28 PM

Not sure if you've answered this before, but what Is your paint setup..? Compressor, guns, actual paint (2k,celley) ect? 

Yeah, I am sure have been asked the same question before! painting is always an

issue, firstly after more or less 50yrs in the trade their is no way I would let anybody

else paint it for me, over the years have lost track of how many paint jobs I have done

on all sorts of vehicles, boats ect only thing haven't painted is aircraft.

On compressors have a 1000ltr belt drive 3hp any bigger needs 3phase so not an option 

I have changed the built in water trap/regulator for a remote one with better fittings, hoses 

ect for more air volume but it struggles with air fed mask O_O  for primer ect I use a Devilbus

gravity fed gun, for colour and clear a Devilbus  HVLP quite an old one had it for years!! but

with the price of a good spray gun what they are it will see me out HaHa,

over the years have used most types and makes of material when I started serving my

apprenticeship Celulose was the most used, never used for about 30yrs, have also used

fully Synthetic, ThermoPlastic Acrylic, both solvent and water base coats with single and

2pack clear.

On this job Lechlar 2 pack Epoxy primer (done) that will be dry sanded and then coated

with 2k primmer surfacer, flatted then finished with 2k solid colour, would have used clear

over base but there is no formulation available for the Damask Red, air dried in far from 

ideal (miss my Lowbake Booth/oven) conditions.

I do know all the HSE +++++ regulations, and as it says on the can For Professional Use

Only ;D  Hope this helps and apologies for rambling on( probably an age thing)



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:18 PM

thanks for the info!

​Did you really mean 1,000ltrs..? I was thinking of getting this:

 

http://www.sgs-engin...sor-starter-kit

 

Am I stupid to even think about doing 2k at home? (I have a garage similar size to yours)

​ta!
 



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

thanks for the info!

​Did you really mean 1,000ltrs..? I was thinking of getting this:

 

http://www.sgs-engin...sor-starter-kit

 

Am I stupid to even think about doing 2k at home? (I have a garage similar size to yours)

​ta!
 

Sorry did mean 100ltr bit of a typo there, 

On using 2k at home thats your decision! as its dodgy kit.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 04:58 PM

 

 

Am I stupid to even think about doing 2k at home? (I have a garage similar size to yours)

​ta!
 

I wouldn't even entertain it unless you have experience with it and know what you are doing.

You need to have precautions in place because if your neighbours have any issues with fumes and kick off, you will be in deep water.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:53 AM

So what's the alternative..? Cellulose..? Can you get a good finish at home? Time isn't an issue

​Q



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:50 AM

So what's the alternative..? Cellulose..? Can you get a good finish at home? Time isn't an issue

​Q

 

I would say you can. I've recently painted mine in a similar sized garage and I used an Earlex Spray Station too.

Here's the post where the top coat was fresh: http://www.theminifo...empt/?p=3424414

Most important thing is to be safe. Cellulose is a lot more friendly for the home painter, but you still need a good mask.

spraybeater, really enjoying watching you work on this. I wish I was as skilled as you and could work as quickly!



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

Hats of to you sir, this car is a one of a kind, and an amazing find.

 

I love the story that has gone with this car, and i truly love your work, you can tell you have done this for a while it looks awesome, this will be another stunner, and a magazine car thats for sure. 

I couldn't help but notice the nice little work light under the bonnet, another really cool little touch done by the coach-builders.



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

Oh hell! seem to have opened up a can of worms on this , on the using Cellulose,

yes you can make a really good job with it no problem, used it for about 20+ yrs

on everything from minis to Rolls Royces both solid colours and metalics in paint booths

and lock ups, but have you ever wondered why there are not so many small Body/Paint

shops about now? Cellulose is a Non compliant refinish material! along with solvent based

base coats and therefore (officially ) can't be used for painting cars younger than 40yrs old!

when you purchase these materials it usually says on the can for industrial use only,

and the powers that be are carrying it spot checks on paint stockists ,

it can be used on newer Motorcycles ,Tractors and some others, so small one man band 

paint shops have all but disappeared, + high solvent paints are Highly inflammable I have

witnessed a fire in the extraction ducts of a paint shop, 

So the powers that be require you to pay £1200++ to get a compliant Body Shop to paint 

your car if it was registered after 1977 IMO. and as per TMF rules I am not suggesting or

advising anybody to do anything thats Dangerous or  Illegal 

 

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On the working quickly , I am retired But kind of treat it like going to work every day HaHaaaaaa

 

minimissions

 

Thanks for your interest yeh like the lamp under the bonnet as well only thing is the car has 4

of them fitted and it needs them all replaced at roughly £16 a pop.

by the way have answered your PM



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 09:40 PM

Always a worry when you find lots of working lights under the bonnet - suggests someone thinks you're going to be spending a lot of time under there at the roadside!! Fascinating build - can't wait to see it painted - and finished.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

Always a worry when you find lots of working lights under the bonnet - suggests someone thinks you're going to be spending a lot of time under there at the roadside!! Fascinating build - can't wait to see it painted - and finished.

A! no should have said their are 5 lamps in total 1 under bonnet,1 in  boot, i on dash , and 1 each side as 

interior lights above B posts . 4 need replacing.






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