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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 pm 
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Amazing how many layers of paint on the chin spoiler, each one sanded/scraped off revealing another, total = 7

Almost finished, just the last few niggly areas to do, but the question is,
should I primer and paint again, or just leave au naturel ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Personally i would leave as is :D You wont have any trouble with stone chips to touch up 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Au Naturel.
There's enough odd colours on your car as it is! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:10 pm 
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what have you been using to get the old paint off the spoiler

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P.s I'd leave it black myself


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:50 pm 
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what have you been using to get the old paint off the spoiler

Dave

P.s I'd leave it black myself
I did not do my normal research this time, as the flaky spoiler paint was really getting on my nerves.

Have a laugh, i used,

Hand brass wirebrush (lightly)
Sandpaper
Sanding sponge
Contact spray
Foam cleanser
Isopropyl alcohol
White spirit
Methylayed spirit
Freezer spray
Car shampoo
Washing up liquid
Warm vegetable oil
Water
Degreaser
Glass cleaner
Silicone spray
Acetone
Fingernails
Hand steam cleaner
Various types of tissue and j cloths
Microfibre cloths

Basically anything I could lay my hands on,
but the most effective was one of those cheap
Stanley blades, the segmented type you snap,
sold in almost all pound stores.

Main problem was a gooey black layer which was
beneath every two layers of paint, scraping/ angled slicing was the
only way.

Power tools were a no no, as friction heat would
probably have done more harm.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:38 pm 
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After all that.......It would be a real shame to paint it :wink: What would you do if the paint reacted in some way? I shudder to think :lol: :lol:

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After all that I'm surprised there is even a splitter left.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:53 pm 
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After all that I'm surprised there is even a splitter left.
They don't make anything like they used to,
Its made of REAL PLASTIC as opposed to the faux pas plastic
you get now :lol:

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After a year and a half of back order my new carbs arrived, :cry:

Burlens say they do not have the shorter dashpots and I should return for a refund,
also these do not seem to have a spring for the throttle butterflies ?


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That's a serious annoyance! But they are lovely and shiny!

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What can one say apart from "OH B****CKS" What a shame :evil: :evil:
No idea for replacements?

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That's a serious annoyance! But they are lovely and shiny!
They are so lovely and shiny I don't want to send them back.

According to Burlens some cars had the longer chimneys, or did they mean 1850's ?

I will ring around tomorrow and see if there is any dashpot stock around.

A couple of well placed bonnet louvres might just do the trick, hmmmm.

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Personally I would ask for a refund, sprints had the shorter dash pot necks, also I would have done away with the waxtat jets and opted for the earlier type jet , if they are to be correct with the waxtats they should have the poppet valves on the butterfly discs.


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For the amount of money that they cost I would want them correct for the car.

The problem is that pistons and suction chambers are matched to each other so fitting a used set will ruin a brand new set of carbs.

I have a used set that I am about to refurbish, red jets, new bushes etc... I was going to sell them when they are done but I could do them for you.


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Personally I would ask for a refund, sprints had the shorter dash pot necks, also I would have done away with the waxtat jets and opted for the earlier type jet , if they are to be correct with the waxtats they should have the poppet valves on the butterfly discs.
Many thanks, they will go back, my carbs are around 90% of what new would be, only need bushing, waxstats already replaced.

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