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IansSaph

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2008, 00:00:29 AM »
haha, things you have to do to get some photos taken mate.        

buy your own camera, loads easier on the jaw... and you get more time in the  garage.....

   

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2008, 19:31:59 PM »
Stripped the engine bay of paint and then wasted hours talking to idiots who want £400 /hour to spray paint i suppy. Very dissapointed so I'm going to get very drunk and forget all about it.

Mick, Simon - I WILL be painting my own car FOR DAMN SURE. Decided to set up a temporary booth in the front yard with 22mm copper tube frame, plastic tarps seamed with carpet tape, a dehumidifier and 2 inline fans for a filtered downdraught. Will be hiring a HVLP kit an praying to god it works out.

Profession sprayers can go to hell - I can't find one that isn't a lieing, thieving peice of exscrement.


edit - just so noone gets the wrong idea about my expectations...I would of been happy to pay £2000 - but I'm dreaming apparently
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2008, 19:44:44 PM »

Hmm well only read the last post, you don't need all that stuff.

Spray outside in decent warm weather.
2 pack paint & you can do the engine bay for about 20 quid paint wise + the compressor & spray gun etc.

Spray in thin coats letting them flash off in between. Goes from a wet look to just shiney.

Easy mate don't be scarred.

Labour is the main cost of spraying.

I have done 3000 pound spray jobs for like 300 DIY for mates.

That is how much you pay for labour & experience.


Good Luck.
Dave

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2008, 19:48:36 PM »
Cheers Dave - all noted    you have a good one on ya trip and remember - I still want an MT-75 hybrid when youve time

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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2008, 20:32:08 PM »
Well I got bored today and took some

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thats a dehumidifier and a hyrometer - says 36 % relative humidity - thats dry  :)

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a few more of her naked

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the little turbo is the the original - but the hot side isn't that different - the manifold is welded  :biggrin:
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the "high tech gadgets"  :laugh:  beleive it or not, the yellow looking wedge thing is to enrich the fuel under boost :)

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the said intercooler ian ;)
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and finaly a modified sump
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thats it for now - bloody resizing them in photoshop is a pain :blink:






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IansSaph

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« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2008, 12:32:23 PM »
resize in photo bucket. easy.

Some nice progress there mate. good to see the left over laminate underlay is coming to good use. My mrs would go mental at car pars in the house.

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« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2008, 17:30:38 PM »
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My mrs would go mental at car pars in the house.

Oh she is...she wants to turn that room into a playroom for the kids. She moaned about cutting the lawn today and I went mental - I don't give a toss about anything like that right now - ive a capri to sort and crappy little jobs around the house arwn't even on my list of priorities. Once ive done me last bits and she goes off for paint, I will catch up and clear out but till then, everyone can, ahem, go away  

IansSaph

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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2008, 21:28:41 PM »
haha, thats balls mate. you've either been married longer than me or you set different (or some) ground rules at the alter!?!?!

I've planned a night on mine tomorrow and the father-inlaw just blagged me into setting the tappets on his proton. arrhhh i will get it done one day

Janspeedcapri

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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2008, 10:48:13 AM »
Theres give and take both ways - same as any couple. We been together since we were teenagers and I'm 36 now... We got married in 2000 so we'd been together 11 years at that point so she knew what I was like - no surprises. Blimey weve been an item now for 19 years  

I am quite selfish sometimes, but so is she so like i said, with some give and take, everyones happy  

Anyway, just spoke to the bodyshop, the plan is that i have the underside painted and the body degreased for the middle of next week. Hes well busy but will get the etch and highbuild on so his boys can get stuck in preping. It will be painted in time for ford fair - just not sure I'll get the final build/installation completed in time - but i'll fooking try   spose i'd better look into tickets realy
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« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2008, 14:25:14 PM »
I had another good clear up today - even mowed the lawn and pressure washed the drive and filled the paddling pool for the kids. I went to the dump with the byproducts of the resto to find a long que of cars to get in SO i just pulled over to one side, got the crap out the boot and walked in with it and dumped it. on my way out an oik who works there goes "did you just walk in?" yes i says "you can't do that" he says "whys that" i says "council policy" he says. As i was driving home I thought so what about people who don't have cars? are they not enetitled to dump their rubbish at all? flippin council bastards. What annoys me is how they come out with all this crap about exactly what and how you dump your stuff, PURELY so they can SELL it as recyclable raw material/scrap - they will only accept it once you have turned it into a valuable commodity - god i hate them

IansSaph

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« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2008, 14:43:32 PM »
I work in an office and the council won't allow us to recycle our mountain of wasted paper. We have to pay to have commercial waste removed! so it get launched in a 50p red bag with all the tra bags and dirty shite and collected, waste of perfectly good waste! - ooooo  

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« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2008, 12:18:42 PM »
I know    - write a little program that goes off on the internet searching for brochure request froms and gets millions of leaflets, catalogues and brochures for anything and everything sent to a rented address nearby or next to a paper recycling depot (like the one in woking)...at £75 quid a ton, I'll be rich in no time    envoironment my arse    Anyway, this isn't getting the grease off my car or the the front struts painted  ...more crap from me later

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« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2008, 18:05:12 PM »
Today I sprayed stoneguard on the inner wings. One side had just a coat of ferrozinc on the bare metal -  the stuff went on a treat and looks good    however, it slid and crazed on the other side, because it went onto the poxy 1k colour. the stonegaurd instructions said it was o.k to put in on paint as long as you key it, which i did, but its still gone tits up on me    looks like I'll have to stip it right back again tommorow, to the metal - then redo the ferrozinc, then redo the stoneguard  

Got my sander today and its o.k but the hook and loop discs tend to slip a bit  

I bought some plasticote "industrial" "hot paint" for my exhaust manifolds, turbo hot side and link pipe - says will withstand 650 C. It fully cures once the parts heat up to over 300 C in use so I won't be putting it on till I'm ready to run the engine - which is  annoying cos I wanted to have all the parts fully painted in advance, not struggling to paint things in situ.

all in all, a shite day

 

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