Bodywork

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Posted 1 month 5 days ago #207163
Morning when I bought the car,someone had caught a post or similar and creased the rear NS wing This has caused some distortion,si Ive made a mould from the curvature of the OS wing to get the filling correct I think it will take some time as the "mould" shows how far it is out .But time will tell Len

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Posted 1 month 5 days ago #207164
The photos didnt download Len
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Posted 1 month 1 hour ago #207225
Started filling the wing.Due to the curves in the arch,it isnt as easy job as I hoped for .However it has to be smack on ,or it will stick out like a sore thumb

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Posted 1 month 1 hour ago #207226
It didnt show photo again,for some reason so here is the start of the filling Len

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Replied by David Aiketgate on topic Bodywork

Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago #207248
Len, after you add files, you have to press the Insert  button below each photo or Insert All button below ATTACHMENTS.

The button will then turn Green. And say 'In message'

David
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Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago #207299
Finally after hours of work I have managed ,to get the profile correct .Now to spray it along with the N/S of the car .All emishes have been removed,so one more step Len
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Replied by Notanumber on topic Bodywork

Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago #207300
Well done Len. You have done some very careful reshaping there. Can't wait to see the painted result

2003 TF 135 sunstorm

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Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago #207302
Morning,I thought it was ready for spraying,but running your fingers over the area,you can feel slight ridges .So another skimming of filler and more flatting When a light is held at an angle to the area filled its possible to see the slight undulations .If they are not done on prep.then they will show up with gloss coat  The point is as well I bought the MG to have project to do so how long it takes doesn`t matter Len .

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Replied by Notanumber on topic Bodywork

Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago #207305
It can be painstaking but well worth it as the quality of the end result of the other paintwork you have done goes to prove

2003 TF 135 sunstorm

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Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago #207314
Hello three coats of filler primer and a quick rub down ,with 800 and it looks quite good However its not until you spray the gloss on it as to whether its good or not .But cross fingers and see. I sprayed all of the N/S while I was at it ,after hours of flatting . Len

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Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago #207317
Seeing your success with this Len is making me more confident to tackle the paint on my MGB project car.

2003 TF 135 sunstorm

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Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago #207338
Morning I went to a car restoration show some years ago,there was a stand there from a college ,that taught paint spraying.The man on the stand said the biggest mistake people make when they first start spraying , is not to go over the panels once,but to go over it a couple of times .So making the paint run,even now I have to hold myself back from spraying an area a couple of times .Just go over the panel once,making sure you overlap the spray lines .The other fault which all beginners make is not to give the coats time to dry off ,he said actual time yourself giving at least 5-10 minutes between coats.It was when I looked at my watch I realised I wasn`t giving it time  Show another photo when I give it the final coats.yet again the masking coat from a spray can of silver has shown some defects  Len
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