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My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

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Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby blackyb » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:35 am

Some serious envy here, I wouldnt even dare start on paintwork relying on a local paint shop.

Hats off to you for having a go. Love this thread, keep us updated, weather permitting.
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Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby Brgdane » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 am

blackyb wrote:Some serious envy here, I wouldnt even dare start on paintwork relying on a local paint shop.

Hats off to you for having a go. Love this thread, keep us updated, weather permitting.

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Finally got some green paint on her again, not without problems.
Runs and dirt in the paint.
I will do a more in depth description of the process in the near future



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Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby John&Luke » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:25 pm

Brgdane, great work, well done.

Dont worry to much about runs and dirt, they can generally be flatted out and then polished. Start with 1500 grit wet and dry using a complaint thin rubber sanding pad to ensure you dont get 'tram lines'

I use on of these;
https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Cocraft-R ... er/40-8392

Keep your water really clean to avoid its of dirt scratching the paint. Once you have taken out the runs/dirt then go for 2000 grit and then a good polish. Something like a 3M green top polishing compound. Buy a 3M green polishing head at the same time.

Please keep us posted, this is a really good thread, love your confidence to do it all yourself.

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My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby Brgdane » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:03 pm

John&Luke wrote:Brgdane, great work, well done.

Dont worry to much about runs and dirt, they can generally be flatted out and then polished. Start with 1500 grit wet and dry using a complaint thin rubber sanding pad to ensure you dont get 'tram lines'

I use on of these;
https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Cocraft-R ... er/40-8392

Keep your water really clean to avoid its of dirt scratching the paint. Once you have taken out the runs/dirt then go for 2000 grit and then a good polish. Something like a 3M green top polishing compound. Buy a 3M green polishing head at the same time.

Please keep us posted, this is a really good thread, love your confidence to do it all yourself.

J

Thanks a lot for your advice, I really appreciate it
The game plan is doing a flow coat, 600 and 800 gritt wet sanding followed by 2 additional coats of clear, then polish.
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Here is a nice trick for BIG runs:
Skimming the run with fine filler, then sand it back using 400 grit.
When the filler is gone, then so is the run. Keep sanding 600-800-1200 grit, then polishing
I have watched a large number of YouTube videos with “ the gunman”.
a very good aussie painter. Lots of good advice here.


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Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:19 am

Daylight !!!
First time in a year, she’s out in the sun, started first time with the booster pack.
I am literally over the moon
Now cleaning out the shed, making room for bonnet, fenders and the rest of her to be painted.
Onwards and upwards


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My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby Brgdane » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:19 am

Daylight !!!
First time in a year, she’s out in the sun, started first time with the booster pack.
I am literally over the moon
Now cleaning out the shed, making room for bonnet, fenders and the rest of her to be painted.
Onwards and upwards
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Wet sanded 800grit ready for flow coating
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The sill with the massive run after sanding and touch up with base coat.
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The finished product..
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Re: My 91 us special BRG rolling resto

Postby Brgdane » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:56 pm

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Front fenders, and bumpers ready for paint. Spend ages cleaning the black bitumen glue of the doors. Wooden paint stick, acetone and a bag of rags did the trick.


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