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paint - an idle thought #661704
11/09/20 07:14 PM
11/09/20 07:14 PM
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Giving the Morgan a polish this afternoon and I noticed a few paint chips, scuffs and stone chips along with some areas that have definitely lost their lustre.

My thoughts turned to having the paint refreshed over the winter (wings, running birds and nose cone)

Anyone done this and was it worth it? What about the beading between wings and nose cone? and the running board rubbers?

I don't want to end up with mismatched paint and its not in need of a full respray.

thoughts?

Gary


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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661752
12/09/20 08:19 AM
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My only concern about this is that you might see a slight variance. The original paint would have faded ever so slightly and it's exposure to sun and the elements also has an affect on it.

I had my wings repainted under warranty when the car was 2.5 years old. While most don't notice it, I do at times walk past and can see the ever so slight difference.

Just a word of warning.

As for the beading, I had that replaced whilst it was in. It wasn't that expensive so figured why not.

Good luck,

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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661759
12/09/20 09:12 AM
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Grumpy2. My 2011 4/4 is showing similar blemishes along with a little bit of corrosion here and there. Quote to touch up was £2880 as would take 3 days, apparently. Seemed rather a lot to me, so belayed that idea for the time being, as most of the time was dismantling and preparation. My paint is also quite a different colour from when new. (Royal Ivory)


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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661763
12/09/20 09:28 AM
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I had the game damage 2 years ago and got a new right wing. It was a very good job of the varnisher. My workshop first wanted to send him the painted plastic holder of the front number plate as a colour sample. But I suggested that the workshop saw off a piece of the broken wing instead and send it to the painter. Because the paint looks different on aluminium than on plastic. What I want to say...it can match very well, but there is no guarantee that it will be that good.
It also depends on the colour tone.

Another thought, your Plus 8 is according to your template from 1994. Does she already have water soluble lacquer? Or is it still a one coat paint? Would your garage still be allowed to use one-coat paint? Both paint systems on different parts of the car will not look the same I'm afraid. I ask because around this period car manufacturers changed from one system to the other, my 1992 Mercedes 220CE still has old system paint and in 1993 Merc changed to water soluble lacquer.


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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661765
12/09/20 09:59 AM
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The best match will be with a spectrometer on the original paint. This takes the aged look of the original paint into account.The new paint can be mixed to match this reading. A good paint shop would be able to do this. Another variation can be introduced with different colour primer. The number of coats of paint will also contribute. Years ago when spraying cellulose paints we used to finish off by using T-cut to take off a thin layer and remove the “fresh painted” look, sometimes doing adjacent panels to help blending in.
Of course, you could bite the bullet and change to a two tone car!


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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661788
12/09/20 11:13 AM
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Thanks for the above, I don’t think it warrants almost £3000 spending on it and yes I think it’s old fashioned celly paint (or similar) as a good polish will bring off some of the green onto the polishing cloth. I think this is what has made some of the blemishes, it’s just been polished too much and the paint may have gone a little thin.

It looks perfect from 6 feet

Might take a trip round to my favourite painter and see what he says ( they paint exotic classics for a local dealer). Definitely not a cheap blow over job!

Cheers

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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661809
12/09/20 02:50 PM
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Quite a decision to make!
On my 17 year old, 44k miles 4/4, I’ve had two bits of paintwork.
The first was to correct some oxidation that had started below the door.
The second to sort out a dent in the cowl, caused by a flying object.
I have noticed some very slight micro crazing on one side of the bonnet.
I’m not planning to correct it, at the moment.
All part of the patina!

Bud
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Re: paint - an idle thought [Re: Grumpy2] #661961
13/09/20 10:22 AM
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I have used a dent corrector to remove a dent. Very good job. 20 minutes and £60. No paint damage so he did a gentle polish to finish.
You tube has some good videos of paint chip repair. I’ll dig one out and post a link. It’s an Australian based chap who does it professionally.
https://youtu.be/4f9zqVbcZDQ
I have subscribed to his you tube channel. Lots of good stuff to sift through


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