Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby DJ. » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:20 am

locost220 wrote:Depending on the outcome I want to paint the car as well, but in car paint before some smart bum asks, will be my first time using a proper spray gun.


You're a braver man than me, I hate painting of any type :)

I have to say, the paint on my car got chipped very quickly. I suppose paint then protection film might last better, but that is expensive. If I built my car again, I think I would get the aluminium panels wrapped.

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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby locost220 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:44 pm

Lot depends on the chassis trial
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby Wingco » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:31 am

Ive just bought some Por15 to do my chassis over the winter peroiod so ill be keeping an eye on how it goes Rich. The write ups for the Por15 are very good.
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby locost220 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 am

It's good stuff colin, not quite as good as good powder coating.
Brush strokes are an isse so hoping spraying is more pleasant to the eye.
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby greenwoo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:44 pm

that;'s a 2 step paint isn't it Rich? as think it needs another layer of 'something' for UV protection?

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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby locost220 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:25 pm

Had not intended to do the uv bit Mark.
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby Wingco » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:09 pm

[Brush strokes are an isse so hoping spraying is more pleasant to the eye.[/quote]
Mine is going on the chassis underneath so not to worried about brush strokes to be honest.
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby locost220 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:19 pm

Work has continued on Sandblasting the chassis to get rid of bits I can't get a grinder to, garage presently resembles a scene from a well known cop film but which one?
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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby Hammy » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 am

Great work mate!!

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Re: Locost ''Eleanor'' Rebuild

Postby locost220 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 pm

Ordered a chassis kit from rust buster, including the spray gun and all the prep and cleaning solutions.
Watched a couple of their UTube videos on the mixings and application by brush and spray guns as well as load of other professional and bad boy paint job vids. Need some practice material to have a play with first before going for it.
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