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#1 beardylondon

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 01:38 PM

Hi All,

 

I have asked before, and I was going to buy this stuff below, but Retro Minis don't seem to be open at the moment, which is understandable,

 

Does anyone know of best alternative to this paint, for 1990 Rover Cooper, other than Halfords bright red, which to my eye looks too bright!

 

http://www.retromini...roducts_id=1068

 

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#2 Gcal

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:50 PM

I bought this engine enamel for my mini engine it's meant to be good stuff hope this helps.https://www.ebay.co....tm/231838561944

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 08:31 PM

I used Smooth Hammerite  (Smoothrite?) on mine - looks ok but might be too bright for you - sorry I don't have a picture 



#4 beardylondon

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 09:40 PM

Thanks both, I think I’ll try the ebay stuff!

@Gcal was 1x 250ml tin enough for 1 mini engine block and head?

Edited by beardylondon, 20 March 2020 - 09:46 PM.


#5 panky

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 11:59 PM

Pretty sure that's what I used. It did dull down after a while. You can see a tin on the shelf in the background (I got green as well)

 

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Although this was nearer the actual colour as it went on (different lighting)

 

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#6 Gcal

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:12 AM

I have managed 2 coats looks ok but might order more just incase

#7 beardylondon

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 09:50 AM

thanks all



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 10:10 AM

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250 ml will be more than sufficient.

When I did mine (in BMC green) the whole engine including head, rocker cover, gearbox and most ancillaires got 2 coats and there's still some left over.


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 12:25 AM

https://www.plminish...0ml_In_Tin.html

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 10:02 PM

This looks like the same thing with a different name but cheaper (label is a carbon copy except the Tertrosyl/CarPlan name)

 

https://www.ebay.co....NwAAOSwy9ZdtbLB

 

 

- P&L £7.50 excl vat AND £3.99 delivery - Ebay £7.00 incl VAT and free delivery

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:35 AM

https://www.plminish...0ml_In_Tin.html

This looks like the same thing with a different name but cheaper (label is a carbon copy except the Tertrosyl/CarPlan name)
 
https://www.ebay.co....NwAAOSwy9ZdtbLB
 
 
- P&L £7.50 excl vat AND £3.99 delivery - Ebay £7.00 incl VAT and free delivery
 
Regs

What a great resource manager. You should be appointed director of the international monetary fund.

#12 nev100

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:23 AM

I shall be painting my head/block today.

It's POR Ford Red from Frost Restoration.

#13 J400cbs

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:35 PM

Do need to prime the parts before painting? If so what primer should I use?

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:36 PM

Do need to prime the parts before painting? If so what primer should I use?

#15 beardylondon

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

Nah not necessary on an engine with heat resistance paint




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