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#16 1984mini25

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:55 PM

As I’m replacing a load of panels soon, but don’t have enough for a full re-spray (apart from the roof)
I was thinking about spray cans, but the ones I’ve picked up to spray areas that were repaired a while ago differ slightly in colour from can to can :-

Tempted to give this a try, as it’s goanna cost a fortune for the amount of cans I’m goanna need.

Wound you think this would work with a light metallic silver (silver leaf)?

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:05 PM

Hmmmm, haven't looked into getting Metallic colours made up really...

Your best bet is to give Avenue paints a call on 01753-686-888 ask to speak to someone about getting a tin of rustoleum made up in a particualr colour that you can't buy off the shelf, hopefully they'll hand you over to the guy that helped me... he seemed to be really clued up on it. other wise... you're best taking the boot of your mini or something to a paint shop and getting a perfect match made up in aerosol maybe....

oooh, and just for the hell of it,... here's my door after one coat this morning..

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:32 PM

can you do some pics of teh roller etc.

is it like a normal household roller?

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:19 PM

Here's what you'll need guys (including rollers for Miniboo)
the rollers are 'gloss rollers' (sometimes called high density foam rollers) in all DIY shops good and bad alike lol.

Got 2nd coat on door which i'll put pics up of tomoz along with the wetsanded and 6th coat on the boot lid. close to polishing now yayayayay!

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 11:29 PM

can you do some pics of teh roller etc.

is it like a normal household roller?


you want something like this, ive seen em in b+q, asda, and wilkos, so plenty of availability

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 03:19 PM

Ahh i thought it would be something as simple as that. mmm think i might get some of this to do the front end of my mini!!

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:36 AM

Ok here it is, the boot lid is done peeps.... I've just sh*t a brick because it was so shiny and glas smooth...

I used Halfords rubbing compund AND T-cut... I found the rubbing compund made is hiny but a little dull, so the T-cut... being less abrasive really made it shine.. I'm gonna be polishing it but will leave it for a few days to make sure it's hardened properly. can't imagine how smootha dn shiny the polish will make it!!!!!

Here it is... in all its High res glory... hope you're all convinced now about the shine qualities!!! enjoy.

P.S> this was all polished by hand!!!
P.P.S> enlarge the image to see the picture properly. for some reason the theminiforum page has distorted the edges? (resizing issues?)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:14 AM

looking great :-

do you intend to do the whole car like this? :)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:25 AM

do you intend to do the whole car like this?



Indeed I do mate, gonna be doing the cutting back and T-cut soon to the door. It's verry smooth. gonna wait to wax it though to make sure it's hardened. this is going very well!

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:38 AM

will definitely look great

one question though, would it be possible to do the car in different phases? maybe stopping at some panel joints, as doing a full coat on the whole car may be too long. Or that would give an uneven result :-

im surveying for my paint job few years down the road :)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:56 AM

pretty amazing job fella...

Id like to see more pics of bits and bobs in progress...

Keep up the good brush strokes... :)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 12:07 PM

Yes it's fine to do the car in phases or as a whole...... simply because the tin of paint you buy is going to last the entire car... I have not found that the colour differs with thinners,... this maybe because of the shade of my paint (which may i add is proper bo.)

Don't see any reason why you couldn't paint the car over a long time.
thanks for the praise guys, it's going very well!

will keep you updated.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 12:10 PM

Bloody good work man.

Definatly want to see more pics. :)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 12:11 PM

superb progres retro, that looks amazing!

I think its probably best to do it bit by bit as you can concentrate on getting that bit done really well. Its a bit daunting doing a whole car :)

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:22 PM

superb progres retro, that looks amazing!


thanks mate! rally appreciate the comments, I wish you could see it properly, a photo just doesn't do justice.

I think its probably best to do it bit by bit as you can concentrate on getting that bit done really well. Its a bit daunting doing a whole car :)


yes it does make me wonder about the Mass of polishing and cutting etc to do on things like wings and stuff, I'll probably do it in 1ft square sections so i dont miss anything.


more to come!...........




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