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Patience is your friend with the paint.

you can go dry leave it 24hours, then still go wet to gloss it might help, but go very thin for the gloss.

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That was a lot easier than l thought (is that the kiss of death)

All the red has gone,so far has not reattached 

Dont think l will be painting this weekend 

l know what you mean Jess .I Had it all done, left it for 24 hours then started to polish the paint on the bonnet went tits up,

Looking at the front panel spotted a little mark (you whodunnit have found it if you’re not looking)

went tits up , Moral is if it looks ok leave it alone 

 

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Good luck Wayne 

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Have put on very dry coats of primer every hour,not rubbing down just more dry coats 

So far its looking well , If comes out at 95% right not going to mass with it 

Cheers lan . I think l has it sorted , if l have any more mishaps l going to remove a much paint and start again 

 

 

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Have checked the bonnet and looking very good on the primer 

lt was to easy 10 minutes with a sander no mapping has not reattached 

From this to this in 30 minutes  ?????

 

 

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Steep learning curve isn’t it.

but glad your getting to grips with it now. The extra 5% as you say, is why we have professional painters. If you get to 95% in all honesty, your are right to leave it be. Let it weather a year and then pay to have it machine polished, then you will get that extra 5% of gloss .

 

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I am just inpatient everything has to be nice and shiny ASAP 

Yet l have not started fitting the radio yet ,but l have sorted the rear trims 

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Today didn’t mess about with the paint 

l thought l just pop in the garage an have a quick look at the radio 

Wiring was a big mess a total f### up

After many hours have now the clock, cig lighter and the radio working 

Now need a aerial,but don’t what to start drilling into the body work 

Has any one fitted a screen aerial, are they any good 

 

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Today flattened the bonnet looking good 

After seeing lan work on the inner wings,l made a start on the battery tray which is 100% solid 

Give it a few coats of paint, looks good ( this is going to well)

Cleaned the cover behind the battery comes up very good 

will give a few more coats of paint 

 

 

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Copycat lol - only kidding, it makes a big difference doesn’t it?

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Just doing the cover makes it look a lot sharper ,cleaner and at very little cost 

l do like some thing that looks spotless for little cost 

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Got some more primer today so have primed the front panel. Might get the front panel painted tomorrow night 

then l can get the headlights,front bumper back on

Start cleaning the engine bay up 

Has anyone got a cam belt cover for a 1.8 Sri engine 

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Nice one Wayne, its looking really good  :thumbup

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Will find out on Friday 

bit of a blow in on the door 

Then is the bonnet left to to do 

I am going back to the paint shop and get a rattle can to do the inner wings 

Was not going to do the inner wings but now the are looking a scruffy 

Give the covers for heater motor ect a good clean 

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Had a quick look at the paint tonight looking good,

l am going to give one more coat of paint 

Going to the paint shop tomorrow and getting more paint, harder , thinner 

Was going to use a rattle can but going to use proper paint as it covers better 

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Today painted the inner wings, front panel 

put some paint on the o/s door looking like it has not reattached 

The inner wings where very easy to do

l don’t think l get any points for masking up

A few hours to mask up ,haft hour to paint 

The front panel has a few bits in it but will polish out

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Very nice Wayne, that really does make a world of difference to the engine bay.

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I think it will come together when the paper is removed and the covers on the bulk head are clean up , get all the bits on headlights in front bumper on ,spot light wired up then l think l will be getting somewhere 

Got to clean that engine as well

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remove the throttle body as the idle adjust was sized (all sort out )

The engine is a 2.0 Sri 130 8 value 

It has a coolant hose going to the throttle body but one is blocked off (on the 2.0 chi engine it go’s to a T piece  heater hose )

Put some sound dreading on the bulk head (as the exhaust runs down that side it seams a bit loud)

Flattened polish the front panel it has come up really well 

Refitted the headlights, lights all work 

Put the front bumper on lt looked bad , l thought the front bumper was ok but put it against the front panel and wings not so good 

So after wiring up the spot lights up have to cut the wiring to remove the lights.

made a start on the bumper.Hope to paint in the week

 

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Not done anything  to sticky today ,have been to the daughters house replaced taps , making steps and so on 

Forget to say that l got rear wash, wiper working.Well pleased with that 

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