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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:11 pm 
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I hope you are going to send it for e-coating after all the paints been stripped off - would hate to to see all your hard work end up with tin worm (rust) in a couple of years down the line.

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:44 pm 
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A good coat of paint and liberal waxoyl should suffice surely?

plus there's alot to be said for doing it (properly) the old fashioned way.

I've heard bad things from companies such as that.

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Hey Pete, speaking of e coating, I can recommend a company called Pro Strip in Nottingham........erm, if you want verbally abusing, to be threatened with violence, offer a crap service and be messed around.

Tempted? ;)

I know your Dad had a mare with them with his shell and I had my doors done by them. It cost me a further 500 quid to get the doors restraightened after they warped due to excessive heat and to remove the size 11 boot print in the driver's door that wasn't there when I dropped them off.....

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Yeah, i vowed never to use Pro-Strip considering the difficulties my Dad had. The guy who painted his had to doing quite a lot of restorative work on the "e-coating"(as in places it wasn't e-coated....) so what's the point?

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Hello All!

So, KLJ has made it back from the painters. And i couldn't be happier with the outcome. See below....

This is what it was like when it arrived. The patchwork quilt we all know and love(d)

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Other side....

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Stripped! he did it all by hand with paint stripper...

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Onto prep. A mammoth task.

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Primer!

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And now....everybody ready with their 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ????
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We also had a mini car show in the yard!
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I hope you all like it :).

More progress will be uploaded soon, i feel even more motivated now its GREEN

Let me know your thoughts!

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Matches my silicone hoses, 8)

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:lol:

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Arrghh. I'm blind! :lol:
Looks good, you WILL be noticed.


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Arrghh. I'm blind! :lol:
Looks good, you WILL be noticed.
that's the point, I want people to go "wow!" when they see it, and i want kids to want to have pictures taken with it at shows.

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are you putting a black vinyl roof on it? i think that would compliment it excellently


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Very nice, will be nice to see it parked next to mine when it is finished :D

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are you putting a black vinyl roof on it? i think that would compliment it excellently
I'm not totally sure what I'm doing yet. Vinyl roofs do look good.

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Very nice, will be nice to see it parked next to mine when it is finished :D
who knows when that will be but i am also looking forward to it :)

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That's really very Green isn't it. I like it a lot though.

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Wow indeed - that looks fantastic!


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