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#241 KTS

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

..may as well be called Lord Lucan Grey; proving about as difficult to track down..

 

nice job Ben. cheers



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:37 PM

Right back to the pick-up after a short break whilst trying to arrange a new colour for it.

The decision has now been made and now the PUP will be painted ROV706 Rover dark grey.

 

Before I can start painting it, I needed to tie up a few loose ends.

 

First up, I fitted the metal plugs into the floor pans

 

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And then into the booth for a wipe down and mask up

 

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And as the sills are only being top coated, they were masked off too.

 

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The owner of this truck has requested that I use Upol Raptor as an underbody coating so that's what I got

 

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I have not used this before so I had a read over the instructions. It's a two part PU coating and the instructions simply say 'fill, shake, shoot'

All you do is measure out the activator in the provided measuring cup, add it to the bottle of coating and then shake for 2 mins.

 

After prepping 2 bottles, I applied it

 

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That was 1 light coat...

After it had cured, I applied the first of the topcoat.

 

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Tomorrow, I shall top coat inside the cab and then it can come off the spit to allow me to finish painting the rest of the shell.

 

Cheers

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 06:56 PM

very nice  :proud:

 

cheers Ben



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:33 PM

Very nice!! What brand of 2k DG do you use?

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

Very nice!! What brand of 2k DG do you use?

Cheers!

 

I use Standox mate :-)



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:10 PM

We now have top coat inside the cab :-)

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

Looking good

 

Are you aware you can also get tintable raptor it would eliminate the extra visit to apply colour

 

I just did a the underside of a series 2 Landrover with the tintable version



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:47 PM

Looking good

 

Are you aware you can also get tintable raptor it would eliminate the extra visit to apply colour

 

I just did a the underside of a series 2 Landrover with the tintable version

I did look at the tintable Raptor but was concerned that there might be a slight variation in colour match if I went that route and not having used it before, didn't want to chance it.

 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:03 PM

..that is looking superb Ben - really pleased with that.

 

can't wait to see the whole thing in paint !!!



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:23 PM

Looks absolutely amazing! I know I shouldn't say this, but want some excuse to book my car in...mmmm let me think {drums fingers on table}

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:34 PM

Since when have new pic up shells been available..Beautiful...



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

It's now off the spit for the final time

 

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And then back into the spray booth to have the engine bay painted

 

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I mixed up a tad too much paint and didn't want to waste it so wiped down the bonnet and painted the inside of that too

 

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Later on once that had all cured, I prepped and masked the load bed floor

 

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And then on with the Raptor

 

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It seems that the Raptor should be very hard wearing. It is nothing like regular stoneguard and actually once cured, feels like one of those textured load liners that you see in modern pick ups

 

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And then of course, the load bed was painted

 

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Again, I had a little bit too much paint leftover to waste but just enough to paint a bonnet  ;D

 

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And that brings us up to date.

I plan to paint the outside of the shell early next week.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:38 PM

..running out of superlatives here Ben  :proud:

 

load bed looks fantastic; I was considering raptor on the side panels and bulkhead as well as the load floor, but glad I didn't now. and the finish on the bonnet - i take it that's straight out of the gun !?!?



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 06:11 PM

..running out of superlatives here Ben  :proud:

 

load bed looks fantastic; I was considering raptor on the side panels and bulkhead as well as the load floor, but glad I didn't now. and the finish on the bonnet - i take it that's straight out of the gun !?!?

Cheers Pat.

I did actually think about Raptor on the side panels and bulkhead myself when I was masking it up but I then thought it would probably look a bit silly and I too am glad that just the floor was done. It looks just right IMO.

And yes, the bonnet paint is straight out of the gun. The photo was taken about 5 minutes after i put the last coat on. I moved it against the wall because I didn't want it too close to the heater vents in the booth.

 

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

Ben, fantastic work as always. I take it that the raptor stuff can be painted over once fully cured without any other work?





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