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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #20 on: 22 September 2011, 18:54 »
roller or paint brush  :evil:

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #21 on: 22 September 2011, 19:36 »
roller or paint brush  :evil:

If you're offering....... roller then please.

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #22 on: 22 September 2011, 21:37 »
roller skills like this??  :cool: :laugh: my old mx5


well ive been on this since 9 this morning and just got in from the garage now, heres a sneak preview



going down at 6 in morning to get the red and clear on before anyone else gets there

mat
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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #23 on: 22 September 2011, 21:56 »
5 looked  :cool:

MK1s looking a shed load better already... can't wait to see the top coat.  :afro:

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #24 on: 22 September 2011, 22:34 »
yeah the 5 looked good in pics but up close it was a bit of a mess tbh, still made money from it when i sold it so not all bad. the 5 i had before that was immaculate, and was making 250bhp  :grin: :grin: :grin:


put a couple more coats of white on before i left, its only a base to make sure the red all comes out the same shade and as bright as poss, then its a good few coats of 2k laquer for good measure!!

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #25 on: 23 September 2011, 09:00 »


going down at 6 in morning to get the red and clear on before anyone else gets there

mat

Just checking - this is being sprayed red on a white base coat???  :undecided:

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #26 on: 23 September 2011, 09:25 »
Yeah, doors are a different colour altogether so paint place reckoned put a base down first. Why?

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #27 on: 23 September 2011, 10:03 »
It's just that red is notoriously difficult to get right on a white base. Oddly enough black is often used.

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #28 on: 23 September 2011, 19:24 »
I've always put red over a White base, makes it really bright so since I was doing whole car thought why not.

Massive update on the way

Mat

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Re: mk1 1.1 formel E to 20valve turbo project thread
« Reply #29 on: 23 September 2011, 20:11 »
well ive just got in from a long old day on this, was down at the garage at 6am!! absolutely destroyed!  :sad: :shocked: same again tomorrow  :sick:

had major grief with spray gun and water in compressor but thats a different story all together, needless to say i WILL NEVER paint another car lol.

anyways il let pics do talking, got the car and the tailgate done, need to do doors and bonnet tomorrow







thoughts welcomed

mat
« Last Edit: 23 September 2011, 20:14 by minimat »