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Old 08-03-2005, 05:21   #1 (permalink)
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Finally some Colour.....3 Weeks approx till Completion

Finally after 2 weeks of letting the primer harden naturally, it was time to go to the next stage. Primer was blocked back (doors, bonnet, boot and guards done so far), Second set of 4 coats of primer applied, 3 more block downs with diffrent grades of paper and stuff is ready for colour.

So far we have applied the Yellow Glow to the underside of the boot, and both insides of the doors. We hope to have the guards, and bonnet done by the end of Friday, and if all goes well maybe also the outside of the boot and doors.

The Yellow Glow is an awesome colour, in the booth with fluro lights it looked really flourescent, in the sun the colour changed and got more yellow, and in the shed out of the sun and no lights on it got even more yellow.

I also did a test fit of the dash today to make shure it all fitted with the new plenum chamber. And also did a test fit of the extractors on the motor, since I just got them ceramic coated.

These are of the bits still in the booth....



These 2 are of the bits sitting in the shed (no lights on)



This is the dash sitting in possy. I have not done anything here yet, still need to paint it and re-colour the crash pad. I have also dis-assembled the factory air con unit to clean it up inside and put new foam in it.

These pics are of the motor with the extractors fitted. Ceramic coatings are well worth it, they cut down heat and at least tripple the life of the pipes. And these H & M Phase 4 Headers are over 700 a set.




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Re: Finally some Colour.....3 Weeks approx till Completion

Your doing well there pal, you have to be chuffed. We are doing an XA Fairmont GS 351 coupe the same colour. Your pics are an inspiration. What are you going to do about the colour of the crash pad? They are so hard to find. What colour is the interior? Ours is white.

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She has a white interiour too. I am going to paint the dash pad black. My painter is sourcing some proper vinyl die from the distributors. And we are looking at painting the dash in proper plastic paint too. I have painted part of it in gt semi gloss black, but it looks too black if that makes sense.
Have you looked at the yellow glow colour yet? i.e. mixed any? I can't beleive just how fluro it is in certain light. It really surprises me how it changes colour.
We are using the Du-Pont 501 2 pac paint, we were going to use base coat, but there is no base coat in Yellow Glow. Apparently this 501 stuff is used on air craft as well. Sposed to be pretty good stuff.

I lucked out on the crash pad, 40 bucks from a wrecker on the coast here.
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She has a white interiour too. I am going to paint the dash pad black. My painter is sourcing some proper vinyl die from the distributors. And we are looking at painting the dash in proper plastic paint too. I have painted part of it in gt semi gloss black, but it looks too black if that makes sense.
Have you looked at the yellow glow colour yet? i.e. mixed any? I can't beleive just how fluro it is in certain light. It really surprises me how it changes colour.
We are using the Du-Pont 501 2 pac paint, we were going to use base coat, but there is no base coat in Yellow Glow. Apparently this 501 stuff is used on air craft as well. Sposed to be pretty good stuff.

I lucked out on the crash pad, 40 bucks from a wrecker on the coast here.
I have an XC wagon in Pine N Lime, like yellow glow. It turns green at night.

For the dash on my XA GT i didn't paint it. I just rubbed the plastic with 1200 wet then buffed it with cutters. I then used a brush to paint the argent surround. Its to die for.
I wish you the best of luck and keep us posted.

Steve

PS White interiors rule.
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do you have any hi-res pics of the dash you could mail me?
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do you have any hi-res pics of the dash you could mail me?
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I am off up to Rockhampton with work today but will be back on the weekend. I will take some then.

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Thanks for that Steve, if you could do some pics, a few closeups, and full shots and a breif description of the method and tools used, that would be great. I will probly tackle it myself.

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Donny

It looks like it's coming together beautifully, she's going to awesome - congrats.
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Yeah, after all the work thats gone into it, has been great to see some yellow on it.
Spent the day rubbing and blocking stuff back today. gonna start on the shell again next week. gotta block it down, then re-prime it, then block it down 3 more times.......
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