digcot65 created a new topic ' Classic car ins.' in the forum. 6 hours 12 minutes ago

Hello I havent finished restoring the TF as yet ,but Im looking at classic car insurance which is scary .I realise that a 86 years old premiums are going to be higher (for some reason ) Is there an insurance company anyone car recommend .I f the policies are going to be unreasonable ,when I finish the car then sadly I will have to sell it even after all the work I will have done I did buy the TF to have something to do with the hope I could have some pleasure out of it before selling on but not at any cost Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 8 hours 14 minutes ago

Should be flat it down with 2000 /,200 would strip it off again Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 8 hours 28 minutes ago

Ive just resprayed the N/s  of the TF after the last time was a bit of a mess .I realised after I finished spraying r ,I`d left it a couple of days after spraying the base coat until I sprayed the lacquer coats .This allowed the base coat to harden off losing any "KEYING"  with more paint causing lacker to run .Now Iv sprayed base and lacquer coats within an hour and the result is how I hoped for .When its completely cured ( a couple of days) I can flat it down with 200 and then polish it with my electric mop Hopefully then move onto the front end of the car ,which I may as well respray as Ive done the rest Len



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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 2 days ago

Morning ,Ive flatted the N/S down and it now looks fine all the mottled effect has gone so if the weather allows,I can spray the silver base coat on Len 

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 3 days ago

You can see the "mottled effect" just below the hole  I had to get rid of .Now all the N/S of the car is flatted down a treat I can start again .Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 3 days ago

Just had a very close look at the nut and you can just about see two flats on it I dont  know if its been painted over I thought it wa round .Yet again the advantage of a forum  Ive flatted it and can spray it correctly save masking it all up . 

Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 3 days ago

I have unscrewed the top section of the aerial,but its the base I would like to remove .This saves masking it and spraying round the base .I can see a small nut underneath the base,but its quite dufficult to get to with the car jacked up and it seems an odd size of nut 



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digcot65 replied to the topic 'Aerial' in the forum. 3 days ago

Thanks I`d taped my aerial up to spray the wing,but I would rather remove it before spraying Thanks again Len

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digcot65 created a new topic ' Aerial' in the forum. 4 days ago

Can someone please tell me the size of the nut under the aeril that hold it in Its not easy to get to and since my car is jacked up the one side even harder Len 

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 4 days ago

Went into the garage this morning and I`m not happy with the spraying it has some orange peel for some reason .Mind you since the whole side was ready to base coat,I did it in on go ,whereas before on the O/S I did panel by panel. professionals do it in one go ,but with a nice paint booth and air con.Professional  I aint ,also my wife said you`ll just mither  and moan about it not being satisfied so you may as well do it the way you want .Since I bought it as a long term project I have the time to get it right .Im just a frustrated perfectionist .Show more photos when I`m happy with it Len

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digcot65 replied to the topic 'SPRAYING' in the forum. 5 days ago

Next job,to finish spraying underseal to the O/S of the underbody and then lower it down to look at the front end.I doubt the I wont have to  respray it,but Im not leaving it if it needs doing .The wheels are quite ratty so Ill have to respray those or it will spoil the look of the car Len

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digcot65 created a new topic ' SPRAYING' in the forum. 6 days ago

Finally managed to get the O/S of the car looking good I must have spent hours filling and flatting the rear arch down ,to  get rid of the "crease" where someone had hit a post .G 

  ave it two or three coats of undercoat/primer followed by three coats of silver base colour .Now the weather is decent Ive sprayed the O/S with 4 coats of 2x lacquer .Just have to leave it for a few days to harden ,then I can flat it with 200 wet and dry and get my polishing mop with FARECLA on it to bring the gloss out Quite a few hours spent but waste if not done correctly Len

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