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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:22 pm 
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That must feel like a milestone getting it coated up :D


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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:45 pm 
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Got a bit more paint on the chassis a few days ago, mainly second coating what I'd already done buy have still managed to leave some sections with no paint at all!!!

Hope to get the final lot of POR-15 on this weekend and then move on to the bits that are going to need top coating...

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Well done mike , I am watching with interest because I wont be far off the painting stage. I bought a cheap little mini spray gun for the chassis painting http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spray-Gun-Air ... 2a2ddbb1ad No overspray but a bit slow.The por15 seems to be the way to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:51 pm 
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If you are looking at POR I'd recommend a rethink to be honest! They used to say you could apply their various topcoat products straight onto POR15. Now they've changed their topcoat products and recommend a 'tie coat' primer in between. frost.co.k are still stocking their old product, so I've snapped some up so i only need to use 2 products, but for how long who knows...

In hindsight I would perhaps use red oxide primer and a fairly standard heavy duty/all purpose metal paint if i were to do it again. Or, given I've spent over 200 quid in paint, POR prep products, etc I'd be seriously looking at getting it done professionally.....!!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:30 am 
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Damnit - just wrote a post and then deleted it...

So the abridged version is:
Slipped back a week on applying paint - made some wooden trestles instead (saw they were £40 in B&Q so mentally put that sum onto the wheel refurb budget!)
Did more rubbing back of POR15 - applied another coat to cover up the bits i'd missed - or only done lightly.
Waited a couple of hours - then emptied two cans of POR Blackcote over the whole chassis - with an hour or so gap between them.

Learnt that The Works (cheaop high street art shop) sells decent foam brush sets, intended for kids i am sure - but I was happy with the way they applied the POR - just found them a but flimsy...

Latest pic here (sorry about the size): Image

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:26 pm 
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Looks nice and shiny :D
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In hindsight I would perhaps use red oxide primer and a fairly standard heavy duty/all purpose metal paint if i were to do it again. Or, given I've spent over 200 quid in paint, POR prep products, etc I'd be seriously looking at getting it done professionally.....!!
This is useful info, I'l be needing to do some painting soon and I'm still undecided which way to go but I will seriously bear this in mind, thanks John.


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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:43 am 
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I went and had a peek at the chassis yesterday evening (it's a few streets away at my in-laws) and it looks fairly good so far. Some of the Blackcote seems to have taken a textured finish (a bit like it's got dust in it) and some has taken a gloss finish - but it hasn't crinkled up and dropped off yet....!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Over the last few weeks i've got the painting finished off (apart from the bit's where i'll probably end up grinding it back off to weld another bracket on....!!!), got the engine and diff back in situ - ready to align and fab some engine mounts (once I can get my tame, semi-related, welder/fabricator to help me) and started chopping some kunifer pipe into the right lengths and shapes for brake lines. Exciting!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:27 pm 
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I've have a Sealey flaring tool, it struggles to put a decent flare on just plain copper! It'l get you out of trouble but not a flare to be proud of :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Johns Roadster
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:57 pm 
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I've have a Sealey flaring tool, it struggles to put a decent flare on just plain copper! It'l get you out of trouble but not a flare to be proud of :oops:
Yep, I'll be getting a local garage to do the ends, seems much more sensible to me!!

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