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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:11 am 
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well...I am going to have a go myself. not sure where to start but found this site which looks to provide great colours....but I am keeping the crown white

http://www.cjaerosols.com/ral-colour-cu ... -can-400ml


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Selection of wet and dry (mixed pack of different grades); some alcohol cleaner like body shop panel wipe; masking tape; primer (may or may not be needed depending on condition of lowers); paint and lacquer (again may/may not be needed depending on paint). Read a few spray painting guides and you'll be away :)

I've found Hammerite paint good in the past. It doesn't need a primer or lacquer either. Gives a nice durable finish. One can should do the lowers nicely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:52 am 
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Thanks EofB...have ordered mixed wet and dry (800-2000), tack rags. I have alcohol cleaner and tape. This is going to be fun!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Rubbed down and applying primer. Bit of a mistake letting my 8yo girl have a go...ah well...let it dry and sand out the runs!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Excellent. Progress pics required :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Some not very great phone pictures...must say I am enjoying this

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:16 am 
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Okay...applying main coat now, lots of thin coats/ Question, at what point shall I give the legs a rub down with fine wet and dry to obtain a super smooth finish? Final layer of top coat...or just the clear coat?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Get a few coats on so there is a bit of pait on there, then use the wet & dry (used wet). I usually put a bit of washing up liquid in the water to help lube it and clean it at the same time. I'd go really fine with the wet & dry too, maybe 2000-2500 grade.

Do this after 2-3 coats see how it looks and add another coat if needed. Then do similar with the lacquer. Should be glass like when you're done.

Excellent progress!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Thanks...just read somewhere that the coats should go on whilst the previous coat is still a bit tacky...need to time this right then!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:31 pm 
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That's right. Given the heat at the moment this might be 5-10 moms rather than the usual 10-15 mins. Like the idea of using a bath as a spray booth, handy!


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