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Old 06-22-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
The Doctor ToGeR
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Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

Hi,
I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
offroading/greenlaning.
I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could advise
me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco that will
weather greenlaning marks and scratches?
My current Disco is Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at it
:-(
I have been told that white is the best but It crossed my mind that it's the
type of finish and not the colour that counts.

Can someone give me their opinion please?
thank in advance.
tony


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Old 06-23-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

Hello Tony :-)

Silver is the new white :-)

You could paint it in 2 pack, or alternatively, do what the europeans do,
and cling film the panels before going out. I have discovered that the
silver RR doesn't scratch easily *without* cling film :-)

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

In message <d9cl5j$5mn$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
"The Doctor ToGeR" <my@privacy.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
> offroading/greenlaning.
> I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could advise
> me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco that will
> weather greenlaning marks and scratches?
> My current Disco is Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at it
> :-(
> I have been told that white is the best but It crossed my mind that it's the
> type of finish and not the colour that counts.
>
> Can someone give me their opinion please?
> thank in advance.
> tony
>
>


Land Rover use white vehicles for the Land Rover Experience as
white does not show up scratches and small knocks as much as other
colours.

Richard

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Old 06-23-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

On or around Thu, 23 Jun 2005 07:26:13 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>
>Land Rover use white vehicles for the Land Rover Experience as
>white does not show up scratches and small knocks as much as other
>colours.


except that they're silver now.
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Old 06-23-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

All the ones we have been in have been silver - as are police cars now.
Easier to sell on...
Richard


"beamendsltd" <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote in message
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> In message <d9cl5j$5mn$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
> "The Doctor ToGeR" <my@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
>> offroading/greenlaning.
>> I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could
>> advise
>> me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco that will
>> weather greenlaning marks and scratches?
>> My current Disco is Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at
>> it
>> :-(
>> I have been told that white is the best but It crossed my mind that it's
>> the
>> type of finish and not the colour that counts.
>>
>> Can someone give me their opinion please?
>> thank in advance.
>> tony
>>
>>

>
> Land Rover use white vehicles for the Land Rover Experience as
> white does not show up scratches and small knocks as much as other
> colours.
>
> Richard
>
> --
> www.beamends-lrspares.co.uk sales@beamends-lrspares.co.uk
> Running a business in a Microsoft free environment - it can be done
> Powered by Risc-OS - you won't get a virus from us!!
> Helping keep Land Rovers on and off the road to annoy the Lib Dems



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Old 06-23-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 21:28:19 +0000 (UTC), "The Doctor ToGeR"
<my@privacy.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
>offroading/greenlaning.
>I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could advise
>me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco that will
>weather greenlaning marks and scratches?
>My current Disco is Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at it
>:-(
>I have been told that white is the best but It crossed my mind that it's the
>type of finish and not the colour that counts.
>
>Can someone give me their opinion please?
>thank in advance.
>tony
>


Solid colours are much easier to touch-up and repair than metallics.
You can't get a decent repair on a metallic panel without spraying all
or part of it. A solid colour can be touched up and then polished
back to smooth.

I don't think colour matters much, although something pale to match
the base metal / primer would make sense.


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Old 06-23-2005, 18:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

I take it Black's not in then :-(


"Neffalump" <noway@all.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Tony :-)
>
> Silver is the new white :-)
>
> You could paint it in 2 pack, or alternatively, do what the europeans do,
> and cling film the panels before going out. I have discovered that the
> silver RR doesn't scratch easily *without* cling film :-)
>
> --
> Neil
>
>



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Old 06-23-2005, 18:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

In message <d9cl5j$5mn$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
"The Doctor ToGeR" <my@privacy.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
>offroading/greenlaning.
>I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could
>advise me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco
>that will weather greenlaning marks and scratches? My current Disco is
>Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at it :-(


Caprise is a Mica or Metallic colour which has a lacquered finish,
Lacquer finishes are notorious for showing up scratches simply because
scratched lacquer always shows up as white which is exaggerated even
more against the coloured basecoat background underneath.

Solid colours are slightly better because they can easily be worked or
polished but watch out for certain solid none metallic colours that are
still lacquered.

Most coloured paint finishes when scratched will still show as white
without actually penetrating through the top surface.
White probably is the best colour to go for because the pigment is
after all still white and tends not to be as obvious when scratched.

Steve.


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Old 06-23-2005, 18:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Disco paiintwork and greenlaning.

Is there a cure to scratched lacquer please steve?

"Stephen Hull" <Steve@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> In message <d9cl5j$5mn$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
> Caprise is a Mica or Metallic colour which has a lacquered finish,
> Lacquer finishes are notorious for showing up scratches simply because
> scratched lacquer always shows up as white which is exaggerated even
> more against the coloured basecoat background underneath.
>
> Solid colours are slightly better because they can easily be worked or
> polished but watch out for certain solid none metallic colours that are
> still lacquered.
>
> Most coloured paint finishes when scratched will still show as white
> without actually penetrating through the top surface.
> White probably is the best colour to go for because the pigment is
> after all still white and tends not to be as obvious when scratched.
>
> Steve.
>
>
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> Using a British RISC Operating System 100% immune to any Windows virus.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:03   #10 (permalink)
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In message <d9ffvg$4d9$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
"The Doctor ToGeR" <my@privacy.net> wrote:

>Is there a cure to scratched lacquer please steve?
>

Nine times out of ten yes,
Lacquer and solid colours can nearly always be polished or compounded to
remove minor scratches.

Steve.

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