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  1. It's the 2 pack primer, it looks like colour though. It's going to be a pearl blue. Here's the bonnet which I've painted in the finished colour.
  2. Hi all. Several weeks ago I bare metalled the body and gave it a coat of black epoxy. Today it finally got 2 pack primed. My boss is getting fed up with Manta bits everywhere.
  3. Hope your Jetex exhaust is better than mine. It was packed poorly. On opening it the bits must have been banging against each other. It was full off dents and lots of finish smashed off. I had a long drive to take back and check my replacement exhaust was good.
  4. Now that's some classy driveway machinery you have there mate.
  5. Thank you mate. I will message you. 😊
  6. Hi guys. I too am after a coupe petrol flap as a piece snapped off and it flops around now. Does anyone know the part numbers of the hatch and the coupe flap. There's a red flap on german ebay with 90 043 346. Cheers.
  7. Hi folks. On rebuilding my door I noticed I was missing the rear end buffer rubbers. I found a company who sells good repo parts. Thought I would just share with the group and hope it helps anybody
  8. Hi folks. I have a C20XE engine in my Manta B. I normally buy my petrol from Shell. I've been told rubber components used back in the day aren't designed for todays fuel and the additives used now. I had a few fuel leeks from my fuel pipes where the rubber seems to have melted? On grabbing the first screw driver I found from my tool box to loosen the jubilee clips which had a rubbery type handle, that melted too. After taking out the tank, getting it flushed. Changing all rubbers, fuel pump, regulator I struggled to get two tiny seal which fits onto the FPR. After finally finding a supplier I thought I would share to help others.
  9. Hiya Danny. Is this guy Andy Rutter on OMOC? Cheers buddy.
  10. Hiya folks. Latest project for the Manta. I've spent hours under the boot area bare metalling the underneath. As I had light surface rust starting. It's been treated. Two coats of black epoxy primed. 'Tigersealed' joints. Next job to coat it with bedliner. This all started as I was underneath fitting a new exhaust. I plan on repeat this process one area at a time. I would love to fit the body to a roll over jig and do it all at once, but it's not possible for me.
  11. Thank you for a reply so fast. Still not sure where you mean the circlup is located? Have you a diagram or anything that might help me. Cheers buddy.
  12. I hope your all enjoying your Mantas on this lovely summers Bank Holiday period. I recently bought a new gear stick gaiter for my five speed getrag gearbox. I would be greatful if someone could shed some light or wisdom to help me. Cheers.
  13. Not sure if I'm allowed to copy this item from a face book group.. Could help a fellow member.
  14. Or you could check out my thread mate. I had the same problem back in November 2018.
  15. Hiya folks. Hope every one had a good Xmas. I've been a good boy this year and didn't get a single Manta part from my wish list!! 😔 So here I am asking members if anyone has a spare Manta B coupe o/s/r wing under window moulding for sale as Santa can't be arsed!! Cheers me dears
  16. Hi folks. This week's project, upgrade the poor headlights. I've bought new headlights with upgraded bulbs. During the winter I plan on getting the headlight frames shot blasted and power coated. My problem was the headlights adjusters weren't adjusting correctly. I've looked around for new adjusters and came across some triumph adjusters which fit. Hope this help members if your struggling to? Cheers
  17. Hi there. Tricky dilemma. If I was you I would do a patch test underneath somewhere. If your lucky it may have been painted in Cellulose paint. Try some "gun wash first, it's about 90% thinner and 10% water. If the rubber talerates it but the paint won't budge try a premium thinner. It may work better if you rub down the paint with something like P180 which will creates deep enough scratches for the thinner to act. But again always do a patch test. Good luck my friend.
  18. How to get from this to this in a weekend. I had a few bodywork issues that were bugging me. Too some people not fussy like me it would be fine and wondering why? This car had to much paint on it over its long life of three colour changes so I paint stripped the front end. I need to get it to my work and get it looking like new again. This work should see it on the road for many years to come as there's not enough of these cars on the road.
  19. Just spotted your reply my friend. Do you want me to add a photo of the two components or a link to more info. For best results I would use Epoxy primer over bare steel, wait two days, then your able to put filler, stopper on top. But again a good Epoxy primer is a three component product and not from a rattle can which is a one component. Cheers.
  20. Great info. Not sure whether to say or not as I don't want to belittle your post, but if your on a budget this is fine. As a car sprayer, decent etch primers come in two separate containers. The activator which mild traces of acid to help it bind to bare steel comes in a plastic container as steel containers kills the affectivness of the activator. If you want a good etch treatment try to get a two component product. I swear by epoxy primer over bare steel Cheers
  21. Been playing with my rear lights this week. I'm going to try and make LED lights soon and these will last until then. I stripped of the carbon fibre vinyl from the rear number plate infill panel. Got better carbon fibre vinyl, recovered it and got an Irmscher sticker made up at my local car wrap company 'Carmeleon' painted clear lacquer over them both. The lacquer turned the grey carbon vinyl darker nearly matching the black Irmsher sticker... Weird. I was looking for an effect not to make the sticker stand out and I got it!!
  22. I work in a bodyshop and we have a huge chart on our wall of all the clips in colour and to scale. So you simply match your clip to the chart. Most motor factors deal with the Connect brand. It just happens that the BMW share the same size.
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