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 on: Today at 08:53:00 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by AndM
If you take the car or painted part like petrol filler cover into an auto paint supplier they will be able to scan the paint and mix you up paint to match. Have done this myself in the past and itís been an excellent match. Good luck.

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 on: Today at 11:18:04 AM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
No label in the boot it must of falling off thanks anyway just need to order the right colour paint

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 on: Today at 09:30:12 AM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by smithymc
Not sure on colour but the paint code label on mine is on the underside of the boot lid.

Mark

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 on: August 18, 2018, 05:40:21 PM 
Started by skidmarc - Last post by skidmarc
what blue colour is my car and whats the paint code

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 on: August 17, 2018, 09:47:38 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by mangocrazy
Well - let's just say that things didn't quite go according to plan... I'd bought two cans of fancy 2K epoxy primer (supposed to the primer of choice in all the best bodyshops) and it went on nicely enough, but started 'whiskering' (the best way I can describe it) as it was drying. I let it go touch dry and then tried brushing off the whiskers as best I could. Some areas didn't whisker, others did so it may have been inadequate surface preparation.

I'd previously gone over the whole engine with isopropyl alcohol-infused poly wipes, so I'm not sure what was going on. After two coats of primer, wet on wet, I then started spraying the top coat. I'd completed one coat on the back of the engine, and it was looking pretty good. I turned the engine through 180 degrees to spray the front and after a couple of passes, the spray nozzle started spitting and passing droplets, not spray. I turned the can upside down, cleared the nozzle and tried again and it just wouldn't stop spitting out droplets. At this point I'd had enough and threw the can in the bin.

I was determined to get the job finished so swallowed my pride, went down the local B&Q and got a can of smooth silver Hammerite and a decent quality paint brush. At least my masking off had made it a much simpler proposition to hand paint so that's what I did, and it came out looking pretty good. It was annoying to have to cover up the 'good' side I'd sprayed, but I wasn't really interested in a two-tone engine...

So GC was right again! I should have gone with Hammerite straight off, if I'm honest. No pictures yet, I was in such a hurry I never had chance to take any, but I will do next time I'm back in Stafford.

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 on: August 15, 2018, 07:30:51 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by rossocorsa
I may be wrong remembering, but have it in my mind Guy Croft used Hammerite. Suspect I read it in his book.
Yes, he did use Hammerite. I'm sure I've read it in his book, and he told me in person. My thinking was that as I'd got it so thoroughly cleaned I might as well try and get the best possible finish on it I can. The amount of time it's taken me to get this far has made me seriously question the wisdom of that decision.

But it's nearly ready for paint now, so I will persist...  Cheesy

The engine will be too posh to go back in the car!

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 on: August 14, 2018, 11:54:00 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by mangocrazy
I may be wrong remembering, but have it in my mind Guy Croft used Hammerite. Suspect I read it in his book.
Yes, he did use Hammerite. I'm sure I've read it in his book, and he told me in person. My thinking was that as I'd got it so thoroughly cleaned I might as well try and get the best possible finish on it I can. The amount of time it's taken me to get this far has made me seriously question the wisdom of that decision.

But it's nearly ready for paint now, so I will persist...  Cheesy

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 on: August 14, 2018, 10:57:41 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by peteracs
I may be wrong remembering, but have it in my mind Guy Croft used Hammerite. Suspect I read it in his book.

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 on: August 14, 2018, 08:10:44 PM 
Started by mangocrazy - Last post by rossocorsa
Blimey! I just did mine in grey floor paint with a brush 🤣
I'm starting to appreciate the wisdom of that approach...   Grin
To be honest I don't think the block gets as hot etc. as you might imagine, so whilst floor paint isn't perfect it's not bad either.

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 on: August 14, 2018, 01:37:41 PM 
Started by peteracs - Last post by peteracs
Hi All

Just to update that there are a couple more episodes now available.

See

https://www.youtube.com/user/badobsessionmsport/videos

Peter

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