Wet and Dry

Been doing quite a bit more to the old girl both anti-roll bars ready for paint brake components being overhauled plus body is now in primer it has been sanded off with 240 then after any minor dinks having been repaired the etch primer has been applied all over then two coats of high build primer which i will let cure over the weekend ready to nib off next week then final high build then wet and dry then the colour so just a few pics to see how it’s coming along.

btw – the term to nib off is just light sanding to take any little high spots or dust particles that may have landed in the primer prior to a further coat just stops them getting painted in,as for the masking tape lifting painted areas try to always use a good quality low tack tape such as 3m product, as for the paints i use a variety as over time you get to know what works, for high temperature paint i.e. block callipers etc. i use engine paint from witham oil, etch primer comes from them or movac, and is two part ,high build primer its again from movac as is the top coat all two part i.e. the colour and an activator /hardener, i like them because they are not quite so temperature sensative as the curing process is a chemical reaction, downside is pot time is limited so only mix what you can use.

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Fitting the Steering

Well the much awaited power steering mod is all complete, the brackettery is finalised the unwanted pieces from the power unit hve been removed to clean it up and the control unit has a new home as it impeeded the left foot to the clutch for size 11 like mine, have taken it all out again for paint looks neat and if it where meant to be.

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More body repairs

Well bodywork time now got the offside front wing all repaired filled and faired ready for primer then the rest of the body tub,seats dash centre console door cards all at the trimmers plus have sourced some nice braided conduit for the engine bay,all the paints and primers turned up today from movac cant wait to get some colour on.

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