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by Zelandeth
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
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Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today was quite gratifying in that it has seen TPA suddenly starting to look like a car again. While the finish is still abominable up close, at a glance from a distance she almost looks respectable now! https://i.ibb.co/Bfwx7Q0/IMG-20190822-185712.jpg https://i.ibb.co/C754rsk/IMG-20190822-184042.jp...
by Zelandeth
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Definitely feel I'm somewhat getting the feel of this now. Got the spray gun working nicely within a few minutes today, and it behaved perfectly throughout the whole loading of paint. I think we're pretty much at the stage now where I'm happy to more or less to call the paintwork "good enough for no...
by Zelandeth
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Today was very much a game of two halves. Also can be read as "discovering the pitfalls you need to watch for when painting." Given I was going into this with precisely zero experience, not unexpected that days like this would happen. Picked up the additional paint, got the gun ready, lo...
by Zelandeth
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Unless I'm hallucinating, it looks like we might actually be making progress now. https://i.ibb.co/K21pn2y/IMG-20190819-154358.jpg https://i.ibb.co/c1fcdpx/IMG-20190819-154407.jpg https://i.ibb.co/tmjyG86/IMG-20190819-154516.jpg https://i.ibb.co/BfMg6r6/IMG-20190819-154351.jpg https://i.ibb.c...
by Zelandeth
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Not a huge amount of progress from yesterday - though the rear of the roof is now the only bit which is now still in primer. https://i.ibb.co/rtP8N1y/IMG-20190818-173122.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6bQMNC8/IMG-20190818-173113.jpg A friend of mine who does quite a bit of painting of commercial vehicles has ...
by Zelandeth
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Definitely struggling with the spray gun a bit. I don't seem to be able to get any sort of a wet edge laid down no matter what I've done with the settings and the paint doesn't seem to be atomising all that well, hence the pebbly texture we seem to be getting most of the time. https://i.ib...
by Zelandeth
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Had an opportunity to do a very quick test of the paint yesterday evening - which was basically 30 minutes setting up the spray gun, wiping the panel down, then the same to clean the spray gun out. Actually painting covered about five minutes. It's pretty obvious that this is going to be an o...
by Zelandeth
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I have paint! Took a bit of discussion to come round to what was probably the best compromise in terms of being sprayable with the equipment I have, being suitable for the substrate, and not being horrifically dangerous so as to require a respirator with a remote air supply. We got there in the end...
by Zelandeth
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

This afternoon I took an hour out to investigate a gremlin which has turned on the Xantia in the last week or so - that the rear of the exhaust had taken up rattling somewhere. It's driving me round the twist. Being a hydraulic Citroen has pluses and minuses. Needing to pull the axle stands out to s...
by Zelandeth
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 364
Views: 29624

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

You can buy cable off the reel from Car Builder Solutions www.cbsonline.co.uk if you don't mind using solderless nipples Cheers for the link, I'll take a closer look when I (hopefully) have the opportunity to sit down at my desktop PC later. I'm currently using my phone and that website seems to be...