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Old 09-05-2009, 04:27 PM   #11
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I've got a bit of a question about prep. Take a look at this:-



Now, there were a lot of chips in the paint so I sanded them out and went to bare metal as you can see.

I've dulled down the paint where there is paint using 180 grit. And the transitions between bare metal and paint are very smooth to the touch. As far as I can tell it's ready for paint, but I just wanted an opinion from anyone who has used this method as to the next step. Do I need to sand the bare metal down using finer grit paper - my research suggests that the first sanding needs only be quite coarse before the 600 grit between coats sanding.

Also, will Rustoleum happily sit over P38 filler, or do I need that top coat filler sealer stuff that you can get to go over that first?

Finally, will a cheap electric spray your fence gun work on this stuff (15 quid like this one http://shopping.aol.co.uk/product-de...tails/35700716) or would a electric HVLP gun (like this one for 55 quid http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...paint-mixers-2) be better?

I was gonna perhaps spray the vents above the rear boot on the main body as I can't see a way to roller those.

I'm itching to get some paint on next week - but the weather forecast looks grotty!!!
You need to use fine grade wet and dry.I went down to 1000 grade as the marks made by heavier grit will show through the paint.Rustoluem will go over the filler with no problems,but to be on the safe side,you should spray over the filler with some rattle can primer.
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I went with 400 or 600 grit, 180 is way to coarse and 1000 won't give it much to bite on and will take forever imo.

here is a link to my rustoleum thread...
https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=413364
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p.s. page 20 has the full process if you don't have time to read the whole thing!
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Looking to use this paint myself so keeping an eye on this one.
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I went with 400 or 600 grit, 180 is way to coarse and 1000 won't give it much to bite on and will take forever imo.

here is a link to my rustoleum thread...
https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=413364
yeah cheers hippycinq I've already had my eye on your thread!

I'll get out there and redo it with 600 grit - I've got a nice power sander which I've been using so far - I'll not be using it once the paint is on though - that'll be done by hand...

Update so far - all the wings and bonnet/bootlids have been prepped and rust treated - I'll get back on it with finer grade paper and hopefully get some paint on this week.

I'd quite like to get on with the main body too but I think I will perhaps get that prepped in one day sometime later on...



Anyone had any joy with those cheap 15 sprayers for fences that I mentioned?

Thanks for everyone's input, I'll keep you updated in the week!
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Anyone had any joy with those cheap 15 sprayers for fences that I mentioned?
I think I read somewhere on here where someone had used one, cant seem to find it now though !!
I think the paint was thinned 50/50 with thinners.

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What a stunning colour!!! RAL 4007


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Nice colour choice.
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Yay i love following these threads for inspiration!

I have to do welding before thinking about paint
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Yay i love following these threads for inspiration!

I have to do welding before thinking about paint
Me too. Its gonna be months before i get to the paint stage at the rate i'm going.
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