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« Reply #10650 on: August 07, 2018, 11:48:25 PM »

It's starting to look seriously like a real car!
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« Reply #10651 on: August 08, 2018, 07:28:18 AM »

And no selfies of Andys beard ? He must be getting serious ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10652 on: August 09, 2018, 10:01:56 PM »

I've been trying to paint this radiator header tank for about a week now, but every time I get a nice glossy coat of black on it, I come back to it the next day & it's sagged & run. Tried to sand a run out of it this evening & it just smeared. The paint hadn't cured properly.
Not sure if there's been a reaction between old & new paint, or if it's just the cooler temperatures over the last few days, but I ended up having a bit of a Basil Fawlty moment -"Right, I'll teach you!" I grabbed a Stanley knife blade & scraped the whole damn lot off again.
No, I don't want it in polished brass. I want it black. Had to stop work on it around 9 this evening though, cos I was wearing a T shirt & was getting cold -when are we ever going to get some sunshine! Smiley
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« Reply #10653 on: August 09, 2018, 10:05:44 PM »

Clean it in some sort of solution and..POWDER COAT it? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10654 on: August 09, 2018, 10:58:23 PM »

Not sure if you can powder coat brass & didn't want to use a liquid cleaner on it in case it reacted with the paint.
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« Reply #10655 on: August 09, 2018, 11:07:07 PM »

Etching primer? With it being on brass.
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« Reply #10656 on: August 10, 2018, 12:53:03 AM »

Just grit blast and prime it. Black 2 pack, can't beat it.
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« Reply #10657 on: August 10, 2018, 06:18:54 AM »

Not easy to do in a lock-up with no power Smiley
I'll scrub it clean & give it a fresh coat of primer.
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« Reply #10658 on: August 10, 2018, 08:25:34 AM »

Etching primer is good stuff mate
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« Reply #10659 on: August 10, 2018, 06:57:10 PM »

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« Reply #10660 on: August 10, 2018, 08:10:36 PM »

I'd leave it for a while
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« Reply #10661 on: August 13, 2018, 10:32:37 PM »

Still buggering about with the header tank between other jobs. I'd forgotten I'd filled a couple of dents in it & the etch primer's lifted the edge of the filler, so I've sanded & reprimered it several times.
Meanwhile I'm finally tackling the chassis in the cab. I've been putting it off for ages cos I know it'll be a grubby job, but it needs to be done. I've already painted the passenger side with rust killer, then red oxide with a rust inhibitor in it, then black, but it's all scuffed up & needs re-doing.
The driver's side hasn't been treated yet & is quite crusty in places, although the chassis's only a few years old. Perfectly solid, but needs a damn good scrub with coarse wet n dry, then a couple of coats of "Fertan" rust killer. Not looking forward to laying underneath it with paint running down my arm.
I'm re-locating the hydraulic brake light switch from the front of the chassis to under the driver's floor, next to the master cylinder, so nipped over to Merlin Motorsport in Wiltshire this morning for a new switch & T piece.
Spent some time this evening removing brake pipe & wiring clips from the chassis & started sanding it.
Nothing much to show at the moment. I need to fit the loop under the dash so I can re-fit the rest of the bulkhead stuff, but the loop bolts to the chassis -which needs painting.
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« Reply #10662 on: August 14, 2018, 05:53:25 PM »

its looking finished in pics, soon be done Andy.
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« Reply #10663 on: August 14, 2018, 10:12:14 PM »

Ha ha! I wish! Slowly, slowly progressing though.
It doesn't really show here, but the chassis under the cab has quite a lot if surface rust in places. I think I'll be spending most afternoons this week scrubbing it with 180 grit wet n dry, (don't want to start throwing sparks & dust around at this point, so no angle grinders). Aiming to paint the rust killer on by the weekend.
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« Reply #10664 on: August 14, 2018, 10:15:41 PM »

There are 2 sections of the gearbox tunnel that are Dynamatted, but need covering in black vinyl, but have to be done in situ. The front bit's welded to the body, so if it ever comes off the chassis, would lift off with it.
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