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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:29 pm

That would be just the ticket if I was going for the military look.

I'm just getting lazy and losing my patience.

The bonnet isn't going to be perfect anyway. there is a shallow low spot on the right side and it pops out when the bonnet flexes.

and its twisted.

Keep sanding, then filling then sanding, then priming then sanding. some day it will be ready for a top coat.

I've still got to fill a load of holes in the dash, the glove box needs sorted and I have decided to get rid of the original wipers.

That should be the last of the fab work.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Alan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:07 am

There's one thing they are not and that's flat :grin:

Glad your back on the case, I'm going to pull my finger out and re-start mine too :banghead:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by chrisjones » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:41 am

Alan wrote:There's one thing they are not and that's flat :grin:
..................or square, or symetrical for that matter!

It's what's technically known by Jeep as a factory finish.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Ieuan » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:35 pm

Great work Tony, looking really good indeed :thumbsup: I went for Hand painting with Hammerite so look great from 30 feet away :grin:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by kev » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:26 pm

:hello: Keep it up. it will soon be on the road :good:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:06 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Its hard to get started after a break, but im getting the bug again.

For motivation I tried shooting some colour today.
The headlamp bezels were the only things ready for paint.
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You can see the runs. I used my primer gun to spray and the colour is thinned more than the primer. (Thats my excuse)

As there was some paint in the gun I thought I would spray a wing that I had been seam sealing.
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It had more yellow than I was expecting but has dried ok.

Ive had another go at the bonnet, after the cracking I sealed it then used glazing putty to get it flat and primed it.
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I think I will try some polyester spray filler on the bonnet. Upol make reface.
Has anyone used it before?

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by kev » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:49 pm

just keep an eye on the damp weather you need the garage nice and dry and keep the temp around 15c :good:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:14 pm

The temp is a problem.

The Garage isn't heated but the trolley the parts are on has a small oil filled radiator on it.

Hopefully the weather will be better when it all gets sprayed.

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by magnarider0 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:49 am

Realy great to follow :thumbsup: other people's projects. Some excelent work there Tony, it looks great.
Cheers Kez :wave:

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:34 pm

Thanks for all the comments.

Im still having a nightmare with the paint.

prepped and primed the grill.
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some of old paint reacted. I used barcoat but I guess I sanded through without realizing.
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The wings are all primed and ready for topcoat.

I had to move the strengthening to line up with the mounting hole in the chassis. Only on one side though.
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:29 pm

Looks great Tony!! :good:
Nuns!! no sense of humour!

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by kev » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:06 pm

Way to keep the reaction down is to not put on too much paint on at first and make sure its fully dry ,before more coats then top coat will not react
you can buy a high build filler primer easy to sand back down,

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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sat May 11, 2013 6:00 pm

I think your right. After your advice i went back to my old gun

I have been using a new gravity gun and it has a 2.2 setup.


I think the bigger needle has had me laying the primer on too heavy.

The bonnet has been stripped back to bare metal and im starting again.

I think that was the old primer that was on when i got it was stopping the paint from sticking.

every time I primed it new cracks would appear right through the paint filler and back to metal.
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At least some of the front end parts are getting colour on.
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by polly » Sat May 11, 2013 6:02 pm

Some other painted parts today.
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I also chopped a bit out the inner headlamp bucket to fit the sidelight
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Re: Tony's Toy

Post by Alan » Sat May 11, 2013 8:11 pm

Well done Tony, nice progress :good:

Unlike some of us :blush:

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