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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Much, much better.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Marvellous - very pretty in it's new guise indeed :)

How many coats did it take to get that level of finish & what paint manufacturer did you use? also, any clear coat on the top?


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:35 pm 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
Marvellous - very pretty in it's new guise indeed :)

How many coats did it take to get that level of finish & what paint manufacturer did you use? also, any clear coat on the top?



It took a couple of coats of white primer, a thin coat of the pearl white followed by a couple of coats of lacquer. Once the decals were fitted I lacquered it all again and it looks pretty good!

I got the paint mixed up at a local car paint supplier - it is good quality polyurethane paint with direction nozzles on the cans.

It looks too good to build up now!


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Looks bloody good for a DIY job - very impressed indeed.

care to disclose the paint source? got a project very similar to yours on the go, if a DIY paint job that good can be achieved I wouldn't mind having a pop at it myself.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Thanks for posting this. Great work. Well done, it looks amazing.

Pat


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 1:23 am 
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FINNEY1973 wrote:
Looks bloody good for a DIY job - very impressed indeed.

care to disclose the paint source? got a project very similar to yours on the go, if a DIY paint job that good can be achieved I wouldn't mind having a pop at it myself.


The paint (all of it) was bought from Marks Motor Spares on Watnall Road in Hucknall. Total cost was around £30 for two primers, one pearl and one lacquer.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:43 am 
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30 seems VFM all day long - a trip up to Hucknall it is then - I hope I can do as good as a job as you did!!

ta very much for the info. appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:58 am 
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No problem - be sure to post up your before and after pics too!


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 11:03 am 
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Certainly will (if I don't stuff the spray job up).


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Well, at last it is finished.

It looks mint!


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