Mr Midge

  1. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    all good advice. Part of the master plan is to not tune it and perform it like ive done in 27 years of rallying but keep it standard as Abingdon designed it albeit I cant be doing with the concourse show business, they were made for driving not being polished and fretted over everytime someone gets too close:o :mad: :fighting:
     
  2. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    but having said that you don't want the idiots in parking spaces putting dents into panels you have spent time painting either
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    Indeed true but in that respect, it wont be used as a day to day shopping type car so I would be rather selective about the parking. Youre a discerning old skool guy, what about the colour?
     
  4. the snooper

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    That all depends on if it's a full proper restore if it's is it would have to be original. colour if not the world is your oyster but no matter what it would be 2k all the way
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    I only work in 2k. Yes it will ultimately be a complete repaint but not restore as it was originally blue. At the minute its black with blue where they couldn't be arsed to strip it down.
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    brush full of 2k black and shes ready for the re-install

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  7. Springerdinger

    Springerdinger memoirs of the mediocre diy mechanic

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    My mgb gt was originally blue so I'm thinking about finding a slightly more modern looking blue to spray it but not too far from the teal blue.
    I will probably do waterbased base coat then clear coats
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    teal was quite a dirty blue as I recall. Whats the advantage of using waterbased when you don't need to?
     
  9. the snooper

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    ive not used water based either and like you I wont bother unless I'm forced plus polyester dries quick :D
     
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    Springerdinger memoirs of the mediocre diy mechanic

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  11. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    the base coat is quite safe its the 2k that poses the real risk, a respirator should be worn for all paints though even water based when sprayed
     
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    Her that must be obeyed in our midget.
    Not quite teal it's actually a Peugeot colour from the late 80's early 90's
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    Not quite sure what you mean by "like the clear coat finish so don't want to do cellulose" ?? Are you doing a solid or metallic finish? Either way, if you've not used waterbased colour coats before, I wouldn't recommend you start with it.
     
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    norsa old school painter

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    That looks like Quarry corner??
     
  15. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Go on mods turn them round for me :(

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  16. the snooper

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    what are they turning round ? I see nothing :dontknow::confused:
     
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    500e's photos were the wrong way round, so the mod has straightened them up. Much easier to look at now.

    My Maths teacher had a muddy mustard coloured midget in the70/80's. Some of those colours were truly horrible. My Art teacher had a bright yellow SD1 and another Maths teacher had an orange Allegro. Thinking about it, most of the teacher's cars were UK made back then as I recall. The English teacher had a Renault 4 - there's a car you never see nowadays.
     
  18. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Ahhh a Renault 4 gear lever through dash & nearly as much body lean as a 2CV
     
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  19. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    By the way, throughout the project you will come across my attention to detail and see my hatred for those who don't have attention to detail or cantbearsed syndrome. Prime example

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    Anyway, on with the resto. We can now start refitting the bits ready to finally put the roof on properly

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