Project Locost the next step

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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby SJLB » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:30 pm

locost220 wrote:can you let me know if the link is working ?


yep - looking good Rich
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby Kegco » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:52 pm

Looking good Rich
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Couldn’t you’ve not got a cheap/ freebie gazebos with sides to use as a spray booth and just taped up the gaps, might be easier
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby locost220 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:17 am

Kegco wrote:Looking good Rich
Just a thought
Couldn’t you’ve not got a cheap/ freebie gazebos with sides to use as a spray booth and just taped up the gaps, might be easier


Very fair point, could not see one that would fit inside my garage so I could control the light and the heat in the dark winter nights though
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby Tony B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:43 am

excellent stuff, any chance you could come round and do my stair carpet?

when i first sprayed mine (in garage door black enamel from B&Q) i did it in a gazebo thing on my front drive, saved so much mess and overspray going on the garage walls - agree though that lighting and heat will be an issue now the nights are drawing in

so whens the first bit of paint going to get thrown at it?

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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby locost220 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Remember I am using the chassis painting as a practice as most of it will be covered anyway and leaving the engine bay and the roll car areas till last, hoping the skill l will be honed by then, and if any good bodywork afterwards.
Put it this way I am learning at lot at the moment
What did you spray Tony, I thought it was only the wishbones on one of yours
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby Tony B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:14 pm

locost220 wrote:What did you spray Tony, I thought it was only the wishbones on one of yours


my entire chassis on my first car with that Garage door enamel paint, gave a lovely finish but was prone to chipping. Then i started using that epoxy paint with my spray gun you have, I did the roll hoops, engine bay and wishbones - the first attempt i didn't add enough thinners and it gave a noticeable orange peel effect as it glooped out the gun rather than sprayed but the 2nd attempt was perfect i thought - and lasted really well, very hard paint once dry!

after that i only used it in an air brush gun for touching up but that really neeed thinning a lot!

either my gun, or if youve bought the right one from Rustbusters will do a very good job, you just need to add the thinners slowly until you get the right mixture that will spray - and youll need a sheet on the floor otherwise the overspray will get it!

one other tip, try and make the compressed air as dry as possible, if you cant add in extra drain pipes (up and down sections along the garage wall) then use a filter......

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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby locost220 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Cheers noted
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby locost220 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:50 am

Work continues putting the basic structure together
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdnrnw7ftg
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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby greenwoo » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:30 am

getting there Rich.....spraying this weekend?

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Re: Project Locost the next step

Postby Wingco » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:06 am

Well done Rich, hope the spraying goes well.
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