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by Manwithaplan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Looking at his Facebook photos, I hope he can do my paint job to the same standard.

This looks good to me, a non expert, but is this a satisfactory standard?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Performance-Bodyshop/158061950929602
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by SKW 4084 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:24 am

The paint stripping really shows up in the yabba dabba pictures. No angle grinder marks or anything like a heap of scratches needing filler, good job. Could have tried dry ice but there's water content although it evaporates very quickly, good process for engine cleaning.
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by SKW 4084 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:51 pm

Did the heat process affect the leaded joints.
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by Manwithaplan » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:57 pm

It did affect the leaded joints where the lead was very thin and it run out. In other places it stayed solid.
I didn't see it as a problem as it was going to be loaded again on completion of the repairs and prior to the preparation of the primer etc.

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by Manwithaplan » Tue May 13, 2014 1:03 pm

It's beginning to look a bit more like it should. Small, almost perceptible grin beginning to break out.

Just the tailgate, lead loading and minor work to do and then some primer.

On the left is a TR6, out of shot, a Porche and DB5



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by Manwithaplan » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:09 pm

Been a while since the last update but it's getting there. Been filled and blocked many times than usual. Has anyone else had issues with new door skins from Robeys that are rippled and needed filling and sanding 3 or 4 times to get them flat?

pic 1.
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Pic 2 Ready for the underseal and colour etc. Final colour will be grey/ silver.

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by Arcnewal » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:06 pm

Fantastic work, Mike! Bet you're excited to see some colour on her now.
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by Manwithaplan » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:57 pm

I'm pleased with the work so far but am resisting the urge to go and see it for myself until its finished. I'm in Manchester tonight and it's only 2 hours away. Should be ready for next week and then I take it to andy for some more work.
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by Manwithaplan » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:07 pm

Another step closer. Still got underseal, stonechip, laquer coats and flattening and doors, bonnet and tailgate to fit so still another week away.

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by DPP » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:19 pm

Looking real nice, just wait till its all lacquered and polished thats the best bit and makes all the hassle seem worthwhile :D
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by Manwithaplan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:33 pm

It's there. Finally, it's complete and ready for collection. Anyone got a trailer near Airdrie and can collect and deliver to Appleyards?

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by Edgar » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Very nice looking. And another one that will be restored.
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by Arcnewal » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:36 pm

Beautiful colour. Are you going for a full retrim as well?
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by Mark1Stu » Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:39 pm

That looks a really really nice job.
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by Manwithaplan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:12 pm

Arcnewal wrote:Beautiful colour. Are you going for a full retrim as well?


The seats are re trimmed in red and ready to fit. Just got so much to do from here.
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