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Old 15-05-2017, 06:11 PM   #41
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Wow! that looks stunning, such a nice colour. I've always loved the shape of these S8's. I remember going for a ride in one when they were new. I must've been about 11 years old lol
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Old 15-05-2017, 09:10 PM   #42
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Thanks all - will keep you posted with progress updates. I'm really looking forward to getting it perfect.
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Old 21-05-2017, 07:43 PM   #43
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After curing for a week, I used a long bed sander and guide coat to ensure a perfect flat finish. I used 180g. Next step was 3 heavy coats of wet on wet primer, later cured in my oven (south facing part of the back garden)
Even today, the panel reached nearly 60 degrees for way more than an hour.
Next thing will be to paint the underside with primer
I went for grey so chips wouldn't be noticeable





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Old 22-05-2017, 08:58 PM   #44
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The rear of the boot lid was given a flow coat (lacquer on flatted lacquer) and then attention given to the top.
First, 240 grit on a long bed sander to take off the 'peaks' of the heavy primer coat. Then 320 grid, then 500 grit with a DA, followed by 800 grit. Final spirit wipe, then tack rag, 3 coats base coat, 2 of PPG UHS lacquer.















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Old 31-05-2017, 07:21 PM   #46
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Very very impressive, well done mate. Must have a talent for painting.
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Next job is the flowcoat.
Flatted with 800 grit then two coats of lacquer. Then I will wait several days for it to harden in the sun before 1500/3000/6000/G3/G10








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Very very impressive, well done mate. Must have a talent for painting.
Thank you kind sir. I used to work in a garage as a teenager. They used to do all their bodywork on a Saturday as they didn't have a booth. By Monday it was ready to de-mask and refit.

I have done bits and bobs over the last 20+ years, but the biggest improvement has come from watching Youtube videos (the Gunman, Tony's refinishing) and the huge improvement/ease of getting a good finish at home. I estimate that the cost savings on painting one boot lid would be enough to buy all of the equipment you need.
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