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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2011, 08:36:30 PM »
Several hours sanding little detailed areas - quite tedious and hot




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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2011, 08:28:08 PM »
Off on holiday for a few days so not much happening until Mon/Tue. Managed to etch prime the bare metal today... before the rain

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 06:00:46 PM »
I've sanded and flatted and then sanded and flatted until my fingers are sore

Here are the latest efforts. The second picture shows the roof when I came back on Sunday - another huge patch of discoloured lacquer where the paint was in contact with the water under the rain cover - and it all had to be sanded off.

The other huge issue was the screen rubbers. I've got round it with 3M lifting tape. This sticks to the rubber and you then stretch it and stick the other edge to the windscreen thereby lifting the rubber away from the paint. I used cut up credit cards to clean and prepare underneath first.  Lifting tape works fairly well although the angle of the rubber at the bottom of the screen is difficult to create enough lift. Duct tape works almost as well but I guess it wont be as easy to remove.


All bare metalwork exposed - time to go in garage

I went mad and purchased some real masking paper

Note 3M lifting tape in position

3 coats of high build 2 pack primer surfacer. Not sinkage at all and it sets like body filler so you can get a really nice shape edge if required when wet flatting so it doesn't like a jelly


Matt black guide coat added to identify high and low points when wet flatting


Top coats tomorrow hopefully

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2011, 09:39:23 PM »
Looking great buddy!! 8)


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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2011, 06:42:27 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2011, 08:59:32 AM »
Can't wait to se it finished!
No Drift, No Fun ^^

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2011, 09:50:38 PM »
Looking good, doesn't seem to be too much rust either.
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2011, 10:20:52 PM »
Painted the car todaty

















3 coats of basecoat, 6 of clear

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011, 11:40:23 AM »
Top job there matey :)

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2011, 02:06:50 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2011, 02:22:16 PM »
That's looking real smart  8). Did you use rattle cans or a spray gun?

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2011, 04:26:39 PM »
Wow, I'm stunned over the results you're getting by painting it yourself!
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2011, 07:34:47 PM »
Thanks - sprayed with a 3hp compressor and DeVilbiss high pressure spraygun.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2011, 07:38:21 PM »
Nice, well the results are lovely!  :D

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2011, 08:29:45 PM »
Looks great. Nice to see somebody restoring an example of the rarest post-war VX.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2011, 08:56:31 PM »
Superb bodywork skills on show here, i take my hat off to you 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2011, 03:37:19 PM »
Do mine next.

PLEEAASE. :D :D
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2011, 08:45:46 AM »
Yeah ... then mine!

What a fantastic job you've done on that!

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2011, 07:25:34 PM »

Two weeks in Cornwall and paint hard enough to polish. 600 grit, 1200 grit, 2000 grit, Farecla G3 on a mop finished with G10 and a dab of wax. Roof tomorrow.












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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2011, 08:45:14 PM »
I'll wager it never came out the factory with the paintwork looking that nice!!

Looks fantastic. Great job that man.  :)
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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2011, 10:41:53 PM »
Is that paintwork ? all I can see is houses and sky :D

Superb job ;)

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2011, 06:58:12 PM »
Thanks for your kind words. Badge grommets are in the post as is windscreen chrome. The weekend should see it with badges and chrome. Body solder kit arrived today.




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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2011, 06:51:50 PM »
Chrome fitted to windscreen surrounds


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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2011, 11:22:01 AM »
makes things look new again,the devil is in the detail!! good luck with this.

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Re: Viceroy Restoration
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2011, 12:52:04 PM »
Back painted and refitted