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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681498
05/01/21 11:23 AM
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James
I’m going for a full repaint to a top class standard, so much easier with a car like this with panels off.

Then it’ll go off for a hood and interior tidy up, it had suffered from the dreaded leaks.

These are slave wheels and the other set are being refurbished with fat rubber.

The car was serviced and all boggles sorted at BHM recently.

I shall attempt to clean up what you see there but I’m not after a concourse car which will stop me from using it. I just like stuff to be spot on to start.


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681504
05/01/21 11:51 AM
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Love your pictures Lee, great to see the work you are doing and to see what goes on underneath.


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681508
05/01/21 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper
James
I’m going for a full repaint to a top class standard, so much easier with a car like this with panels off.

Then it’ll go off for a hood and interior tidy up, it had suffered from the dreaded leaks.

These are slave wheels and the other set are being refurbished with fat rubber.

The car was serviced and all boggles sorted at BHM recently.

I shall attempt to clean up what you see there but I’m not after a concourse car which will stop me from using it. I just like stuff to be spot on to start.


I like the sound of your plan Lee thumbs

It makes a lot of sense to get the panels painted off the car; looking forward to seeing the finished result.

Who is doing the hood/interior (are you going Allon White's or do you have someone local....?).

I quite fancy replacing the hood at some point so would be interested in how yours works out....

Are you having the wheels painted/lacquered or are you risking powder coating (as you probably know, there are mixed views on powder coating magnesium wheels....?).

I must say though, well done; when you start a job you don't hang around cheers

James


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681525
05/01/21 01:50 PM
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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681551
05/01/21 03:13 PM
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Will do guys.

James, I’m yet to speak to Allon Whites but I think I will use them from what Nick says, he knows his early hoods and to retain the glass window.

As for wheels, I’m having them painted. They have to go through a careful strip of old paint, then the critical drying process before painting.

As I mentioned before I think, I had a company recently copy the graphics which they have now made available as either a stencil (so they can be painted on as factory) or as a sticker.

I’m having them done bright silver with a Matt finish. On a dark coloured aero I feel I need to have bright wheels.


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681570
05/01/21 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper
Will do guys.

James, I’m yet to speak to Allon Whites but I think I will use them from what Nick says, he knows his early hoods and to retain the glass window.

As for wheels, I’m having them painted. They have to go through a careful strip of old paint, then the critical drying process before painting.

As I mentioned before I think, I had a company recently copy the graphics which they have now made available as either a stencil (so they can be painted on as factory) or as a sticker.

I’m having them done bright silver with a Matt finish. On a dark coloured aero I feel I need to have bright wheels.


Interested to hear your not having them powdercoated, I was torn what to do with hearing about the issues with Mag wheels.
Oddly my BMW has painted wheels (as do most OEM I think) and they are tough as old boots, must be because the Germans did it..

Re wheel colour, are you not tempted by a lighter grey similar to your old one? Must admit though Matt silver does sound rather good! love


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: NickCW] #681602
05/01/21 07:10 PM
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No I think that bronze/grey liked well on my old one but not on the dark blue one. I need to brighten it up.


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681608
05/01/21 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper
Will do guys.

James, I’m yet to speak to Allon Whites but I think I will use them from what Nick says, he knows his early hoods and to retain the glass window.

As for wheels, I’m having them painted. They have to go through a careful strip of old paint, then the critical drying process before painting.

As I mentioned before I think, I had a company recently copy the graphics which they have now made available as either a stencil (so they can be painted on as factory) or as a sticker.

I’m having them done bright silver with a Matt finish. On a dark coloured aero I feel I need to have bright wheels.


thanks Lee thumbs

I contacted your print company and got a set of the stencils, but not had the chance to use them yet; they are excellent quality.

Keep up the good work.....

James


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681613
05/01/21 08:49 PM
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Thanks James.

It’s down to my painter now but will take pics on regular visits.

In the meantime I’m sorting stainless nuts and bolts and staple guns etc.


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Re: The Big strip down [Re: Viper] #681614
05/01/21 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper
No I think that bronze/grey liked well on my old one but not on the dark blue one. I need to brighten it up.


Look forward to seeing it, don’t look at my wheels rofl


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