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« Reply #10170 on: February 06, 2018, 12:03:00 AM »

They're going for a streamlined Bonneville salt racer look. The front axle's been pulled forward, like mine, but he's also raked the rear of the roof forward, then taken a wedge out of the bootlid surround so it follows the new angle of the rear window. Lots of work but it gives it a unique, sportier stance.
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« Reply #10171 on: February 13, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »

Arrived home from the garage looking jaundiced this evening -I've been spraying thick yellow filler/primer inside the cab -like spray-on custard, but not as tasty when you end up ingesting most of it. Actually, I hate custard, so it tasted better.
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« Reply #10172 on: February 13, 2018, 09:13:03 PM »

The flash makes it look brighter than it is.
I'll flat it back, then go over it in normal grey primer, flat that back & try a few coats of green.
I've decided to go for gloss now, rather than the satin green I put on before. The body's still wobbly in places, which will show more in gloss, but at least it's smoothly wobbly. I like to think it's organically curvy -like me Smiley I can live with the wobbles.
So I'll use what's left of the satin paint to build up a bit of depth before finishing with the gloss.
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« Reply #10173 on: February 13, 2018, 11:35:08 PM »

So is that all the filling and rubbing down done Andy.
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« Reply #10174 on: February 14, 2018, 10:39:39 AM »

Filling done. Rubbing down the primer now. It's a long way from perfect, but I'll get it as presentable as I can in a lock-up garage in the middle of February Smiley
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« Reply #10175 on: February 14, 2018, 11:13:05 AM »

.but I'll get it as presentable as I can in a lock-up garage in the middle of February.

sounds about right. That could be one of those arty film noir things Andy. Lock up garage in February  Cheesy
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« Reply #10176 on: February 14, 2018, 11:30:01 AM »

Film Yellow at the moment.
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« Reply #10177 on: February 14, 2018, 12:29:47 PM »

I tried. but the yellow filter is a bit naff
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« Reply #10178 on: February 14, 2018, 12:37:57 PM »

Smiley Sepia!
I did seriously think of gloss battleship grey at one point.
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« Reply #10179 on: February 14, 2018, 06:12:21 PM »

Deja vu seems to come to mind ? Grin
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« Reply #10180 on: February 14, 2018, 11:58:44 PM »

Again! Smiley
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« Reply #10181 on: February 15, 2018, 12:40:43 AM »

More like Ground Hog day.........revisited Cheesy
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« Reply #10182 on: February 15, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »

I don't know how I'd carry on with this without the sympathy & support of you lot Smiley
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« Reply #10183 on: February 15, 2018, 01:38:00 PM »

Grey primering. Ran out of paint halfway through -yeah, I know -forward planning Smiley Warming the garage as much as I can with a small butane heater. I know butane can produce moisture in the air, but no obvious problems so far.
Already spotted one run on the A pillar -don't touch it, no matter how tempting it is! & a nick in the filler that needs re-doing. It always looks good when it's first done, but I know from bitter experience that it'll sink after a couple of days & all the sanding marks will show & it'll look horrible Sad
Several heavy coats, then leave it for a day before flatting it back with 1200 grit, (the Emery paper I buy from ScrewFix goes from 600 straight to 1200. Could do with an 800 grade really).
Off to Halfords for more paint.
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« Reply #10184 on: February 15, 2018, 01:39:47 PM »

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