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« Reply #10410 on: May 10, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »

I'm suprised they didn't advise rubbing over with scotcbrite to ensure a key?
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« Reply #10411 on: May 10, 2018, 08:39:18 PM »

Didn't mention it. I've gone the other way & wet sanded everything as smooth as I can get it.
Spent this evening spraying a litre of lacquer on the exterior. Even with a mask, I've got a stonking headache now. It proved impossible to keep the whole cab wet for a final wet coat, so I settled for making sure I covered everything thoroughly. Think I'm going to invest in a rechargeable buffer, as suggested here recently, & hope some cutting compound will bring up an even gloss on it all.
It's my day off tomorrow, so I'm going to leave it well alone & take a break from it for a day Smiley
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« Reply #10412 on: May 11, 2018, 10:51:32 AM »

I bet you can't wait to do it all again on the pickup bed  Wink
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« Reply #10413 on: May 11, 2018, 11:21:14 PM »

And the doors, & the bonnet, & the dashboard Sad
Spent my day off today running various errands & while dropping parts off at the garage I unmasked everything for a better look at the paint.
Not bad. Only one small run & a good heavy coverage on everything, but despite my endless flatting back between coats, the final layer's still orange peely, although it doesn't show in the photos.
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« Reply #10414 on: May 11, 2018, 11:22:06 PM »

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« Reply #10415 on: May 11, 2018, 11:31:14 PM »

I stopped at a local tool shop to buy nuts & bolts & came out with a polisher! The battery powered ones all had lousy reviews -apparently they all stop spinning as soon as you put pressure on them. So I ended up buying an electric one. I can run it from my little generator, but that's like having a smokey 2 stroke moped engine running in the garage, so for my own sanity as well as the neighbours', I'll have to do it in short stages I think.
I also called in to see Mr Lunatic for some cutting & polishing advice. He says to flat the lacquer back with wet 1500 grit paper to take off the orange peel texture, then use the cutting compound on the foam pad. I was concerned I'd sand it, then not be able to bring the shine back.
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« Reply #10416 on: May 11, 2018, 11:38:19 PM »

The hot air gun's for the gearbox tunnel. I dropped in at Trimmania in Wokingham today, hoping they could refurbish the tired looking vinyl. They weren't impressed & didn't think they could get the 5 years worth of garage gunge out of the grain.
They can recover it for me, but it'll be a lot cheaper if I can remove the old vinyl & Dynamat soundproofing myself. Not going to be a fun job, but needs to be done.
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« Reply #10417 on: May 11, 2018, 11:42:39 PM »

The gloss finish has shown up some wobbly bodywork around the rear window. Ironically, not areas I've filled, but original Moggy Minor steel. I didn't want to cover the truck in pinstriping, but might think about it above & below the window, (& possibly on the radiator grille shell), just to disguise the wobbliness a bit.
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« Reply #10418 on: May 11, 2018, 11:43:55 PM »

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« Reply #10419 on: May 12, 2018, 05:35:01 AM »

A high gloss finish will always accentuate the slightest undulation in a panel, especially in certain light conditions and you could spend an eternity trying to get rid of them. Ask lunatic about Range Rovers, especially the roof panels.
I think you have done an amazing job with this cab.
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« Reply #10420 on: May 12, 2018, 06:00:53 AM »

Andy,looks good..the pin striping will be a good idea, don't knock yourself out over the paint..I'd give it a while to settle ..and with your upholstery..I'd give it a good soak in hot soapy water..scrub it well..and then use some colour restorer and wax it..it should come up fine..I've restored far worse..and after a few days/weeks of driving..it's going to be covered in road rash inside and out anyway..
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« Reply #10421 on: May 12, 2018, 06:21:41 AM »

Andy have you thought about dying the vinyl? I did my kitchen bench seating and it looks great and is lasting well.

The kit is cheap, comes with all necessary bottles of pre cleaner dyes and sealers, sponges for applying.

Just a thought

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« Reply #10422 on: May 12, 2018, 07:17:17 AM »

As above maybe worth dying it or see if a valeted can spend some time on it bringing it back to life? Fran who runs fm detailing is a Basingstoke guy and our pet one at work. Gotta be worth trying that before undoing the work done
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« Reply #10423 on: May 12, 2018, 07:32:11 AM »

This is what you need i've just done my seats with it and I still cannot believe the results. Available in b&q                                                                       

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« Reply #10424 on: May 12, 2018, 07:46:58 AM »

Years ago I had a merc with a vinyl roof. what with road grime and parking under trees topped with not washing it often. I found using washing up liquid and a scrubbing brush cleaned it up. theres so many fabric cleaners out now its worth trying and will be a lot cheaper.
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