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5 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Joining the poly disc club, got two cars to strip of original paint. 

Q? Is there any other shapes available, for a drill, as hard to access some corner areas with a flat disc. 

Sort of, not sure about drill, but I gave a pad kit fir a die grinder and my 99deg mini grinder, but after that not sure. Local sand blaster I guess is going to be the best way if you have a tight corner you want to get into.

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11 hours ago, ®evo03 said:

Joining the poly disc club, got two cars to strip of original paint. 

Q? Is there any other shapes available, for a drill, as hard to access some corner areas with a flat disc. 

Yes you can get drum ones with a shaft to go into drills etc

like this https://www.frost.co.uk/shaft-mounted-strip-disc/

once they were down a bit they are really useful for the little nooks and crannies

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No updated for a while but I've been getting stuff done.

Got the front end stripped and painted. I used bonda primer as on it 1st. It's a epoxy based paint with added zinc but doesn't use an activator so there's no waste if you put too much in the gun. You can also paint it with a bush, Ideal for inner sills etc. Sounds like decent stuff and it sprayed on easy.

Next I coated it with 2 part high build primer then knocked it back with a block and some 120 or 180 grit wet n dry.

I decided to got for polar white 2 pack paint. The spaying didn't go as well as I'd hoped. I did have an orange peel effect (I am a beginner). After some research and some messing around it looks like the air pressure was too low. I knocked it back with 1500 then polished it and it looks decent now 

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I made a start with the passenger side sill area. I did the inner part from the rear seat area.

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It's nice to compare this are to what I started with

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Big time to repair that around the steering column bearing and bulkhead👍. looks a solid repair .

My AsconaA was pretty bad around there too, took a lot of steel and time 😬
 

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Fairplay, going great guns there with the welding and painting,  great repairs on places that are not easy, another manta saved, been along time since ive seen a manta that pale blue colour, must be a B? Pre 83. 

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Nice work . It's for sure a B1, it has got those two grilles (left & right) in front of the windshield. Keep up the good work👍

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On 22/04/2021 at 00:21, H-400 said:

Nice work . It's for sure a B1, it has got those two grilles (left & right) in front of the windshield. Keep up the good work👍

Thanks guys. Its an early cavalier MK1 shell. I think it's pre 1980. I just changed the nosecone over as I prefer the manta look and the nosecone was rotten anyway. Side project happening just now with a wee mx5 I use for autotesting is taking my time just now. Get back to the manta in a few weeks.

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