Mr Midge

  1. jpmillermatic

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    really fine work...I am inspired!

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  2. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    layer of lechler epoxy, layer of fantastic, layer of gold top stop.

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    Final layer of Lechler epoxy and ready to flat.

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  3. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    First go with applying raptor, seemed a little thinner than gravitex but probably because the hardener is liquid. Anyroadup, I hate the look of the old 70s hide the scabby welding from the MOT inspector, redneck lash the schutz or stonechip on thick look so I applied 2 wet on wet coats with my 2.5 gravity spray gun at 40psi. Quite like it. Looks more factory??

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  4. Springerdinger

    Springerdinger memoirs of the mediocre diy mechanic

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    Lovely work Nora. I will be doing the floor and sill on my midget in the summer
     
  5. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Thanks. Seems the raptor is the way forward. I was pleased with the gun finish so decided to spray the dash panel tomorrow with the same stuff. Its very tired looking and a tad rusty round the binnacle seam. If I get the time, ill be top coating the sills, door shuts and A panel as well.
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    norsa old school painter

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    Painted the dashboard in raptor and let it cure. Looks nice. Not too shiny.

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    Then top coated the sills, door shuts and pillars. Great colour match.

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  7. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Had an hour to spare this after so thought I would re upholster the tired looking seats. Kits available readily and fit well. Quite pleased with the result.



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  8. slim_boy_fat

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    Great work you're doing - coming along nicely! :clapping:
     
  9. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Thankyou. Im a bit of a stickler for detail so its going slower than the summer is arriving but hopefully should all be roadworthy again by end of April. Trouble is, real work keeps getting in the way of playing.
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

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    It's a b*gger, isn't it. :D
     
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  11. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    Now its cured, I colour sanded,

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    Polished out

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    And painted the interior ready for the new seats and trim.

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  12. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    have you got time to whip out the engine and all associated parts and get rid of the blue, should only take 5 mins or so :whistle:
     
  13. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    i was going to whip round with a brush of hammerite. seriously though, once the interior is done ill run it through the summer to see what horrors and weaknesses show up. Next years project will be either the rest of the bodywork or the mechanicals. when i do the engine/box rebuild, ill strip the engine bay then.
     
  14. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    just makes it look much better when the bonnet is up, you may as well enjoy the (cough) summer, I think I remember what summer is like
     
  15. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    engine bay actually looks much better now since i de-greased it so i can live with it till its time to do a pukka job.


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  16. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    how far you going with engine, re-bore ?
     
  17. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    if necessary yes. ill strip it right down and see what we have. dont even know if its got hardened inlet seats or not yet. got 135+-3 across all 4 when i compression tested it so cant be too bad. box is smooth and diff quiet. may all just need refreshing but time will tell.
     
  18. norsa

    norsa old school painter

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    post degrease

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  19. the snooper

    the snooper getting older by the day

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    quite even across all 4 really then, could only need decoke and valve's re-seating which would be a bonus as you can spend all day long on these things
     
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    the snooper getting older by the day

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