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« Reply #11820 on: October 13, 2020, 06:50:27 PM »

Every bit is one step closer buddy................apart from when you have to rub it back again! Cheesy
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« Reply #11821 on: October 13, 2020, 11:14:59 PM »

Smiley Mostly flatted back. I'll check it again in decent daylight tomorrow & try again. I managed to sand most of the runs out without cutting through the green to the primer, so if I can get another coat on it, flat that then clear lacquer it, it'll do.
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« Reply #11822 on: October 14, 2020, 12:56:53 PM »

I admire your stamina sir, I run out of patience with sanding and can understand the patina cars
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« Reply #11823 on: October 15, 2020, 08:14:48 AM »

I run out of patience pretty quickly, but nobody else is going to do it so I just have to push on, one step a time.
Gradually getting there.
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« Reply #11824 on: October 15, 2020, 05:38:15 PM »

I usually get fed up, think that'll do then regret it once top coat is on, the beetle roof nearly did me, the paint dripped on the finished roof Huh, it's still like it
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« Reply #11825 on: October 16, 2020, 11:17:33 PM »

It's not as if I'm producing a perfect glass-like finish. It's just a very average paint job. I get annoyed at my own lack of ability. I think I can paint better than I actually can.
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« Reply #11826 on: October 18, 2020, 11:26:24 AM »

Several heavy-ish coats applied & the resulting runs flatted out. I've been over the whole bulkhead with 800 grit wet n dry, (dry. Wet would produce less swirl marks but cause a lot more mess). I've unmasked it so I can blend the edges into the existing paint.
If I remember right, the final clear lacquer brings the depth of colour back & obviously adds the shine. At the moment there's quite a difference in colour, but it was mixed to the same paint code as the rest of the cab.
Hopefully if there's a slight difference it won't notice as the bulkhead's a recessed panel, not really blending into the rest of the body -& will be in a shadowy engine bay.
Although modern paint doesn't need a seperate lacquer coat, I'm adding it because a friend sprayed a couple of parts, (fuel tank, rad' grille etc), & lacquered those, so I need to match that depth of finish.
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« Reply #11827 on: October 18, 2020, 11:33:53 AM »

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« Reply #11828 on: October 18, 2020, 02:29:46 PM »

What about a change in colour Mr. M!!......................yeah, alright, I'll get my coat.. Grin Grin
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« Reply #11829 on: October 18, 2020, 10:26:08 PM »

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« Reply #11830 on: October 20, 2020, 12:52:32 PM »

Completely & utterly lacquered.
First coat on. One run & one dry patch, but enough coverage to flat back & add a second coat.
This is how spraying in a cold lock-up seems to be -spray it, tidy it up, spray again, tidy again until there's a deep enough coat to finish/flat.
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« Reply #11831 on: October 20, 2020, 05:45:54 PM »

Looking very good sir Cool
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« Reply #11832 on: October 20, 2020, 07:50:16 PM »

Agreed! Definitely getting there Andy
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« Reply #11833 on: November 12, 2020, 01:50:13 PM »

Spray another coat.
Come back the next day to check on it. Find it's "bloomed", (reacted with the cold damp air). Now one side of the bulkhead's gloss & the other's matt -& both have run.
Deep sigh.
Go back to the paint shop & get another litre of green mixed.
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« Reply #11834 on: November 12, 2020, 01:55:23 PM »

I checked with Mr Lunatic to see if I could rescue the gloss, but as I need to flat the runs out anyway, it's easier to just blow a fresh coat of green over it.
I'll be so glad to get this & the chassis done so I can get it back on it's wheels.
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