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#1621 megamini_jb

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

Looks awesome!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:30 PM

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:18 AM

Looks awesome!

 

Thanks Jamie :). I'm looking forward to it starting to come back together and seeing it as a whole again instead of individual parts.

 

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.

 

We think the same way Neil. These skins actually didn't come with any holes/rivnuts fitted. I positioned them for the standard Rover mirrors I'm going to be using. Thanks for the heads up though!

However, I did have to make some slight modifications to the door handle holes as they weren't quite in the right place.

I'm going to have a go with genuine door skins next time as opposed to these Magnum ones. It's taken a long time to get the doors to a point where I'm reasonably happy with them.

I've got Friday booked off work as there looks to be a break in the weather. Hopefully get the doors painted.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

 

Looks awesome!

 

Thanks Jamie :). I'm looking forward to it starting to come back together and seeing it as a whole again instead of individual parts.

 

Adam, before you paint the doors have you considered what mirrors you are going to use?? Those holes in the skins may not line up with anything. I welded mine up before i primed so i have a blank canvas for whatever mirrors i decide to fit.

 

We think the same way Neil. These skins actually didn't come with any holes/rivnuts fitted. I positioned them for the standard Rover mirrors I'm going to be using. Thanks for the heads up though!

However, I did have to make some slight modifications to the door handle holes as they weren't quite in the right place.

I'm going to have a go with genuine door skins next time as opposed to these Magnum ones. It's taken a long time to get the doors to a point where I'm reasonably happy with them.

I've got Friday booked off work as there looks to be a break in the weather. Hopefully get the doors painted.

 

 

Happy days, Adam even the Heritage skins can fight you believe me. Fair shout though for persisting with the Magnum skins. They can come out ok. 



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

Looking good



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :-).

Neil, I'm happy enough with the results I got from the Magnum skins but next time I'll definitely have a fight with heritage ones instead.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

I booked last Friday off work and made some progress, took a break on Saturday and came back at it on Sunday. I'm happy to say that excluding the roof (which I want to put a few more coats on, but that can wait) the painting is finished!

 

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No pictures of flatting the doors but here the backs are painted and the passenger side is waiting for its first external coat.

 

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Showing the inside of the driver side door.

 

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First coats on the passenger side.

 

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First coats on the driver side.

 

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Set up to cure.

 

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Bonnet final coats.

 

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Another angle.

 

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Doors flatted and final coats applied.

 

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Wet reflection.

My experience so far with cellulose is that these reflections will dull as the paint fully cures due to the paint reducing in thickness as the thinners fully evaporate. I'm confident there is enough paint on everything that I can flat with 1500 - 2500 grit wet and dry and then polish to get good shine. I've not practiced this step yet though so I will probably use the boot lid as a starting point as it's probably the easiest to re-paint if I make any mistakes.

Thanks for looking :-).



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

Thats looking good Adam. Celly can be hit or miss but that looks good.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:33 AM

Thanks Neil, I'm really happy with how it's come out. Especially considering I've been using an Earlex Spraystation as opposed to proper equipment. We'll have to see what the longevity is like.







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