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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #1 (permalink)
Neil Paxman
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Paint options

Hi there

I've just bought a Series 3 hardtop (circa 1984 on an A plate) and want to
repaint the exterior and loadbay. The bodywork is pretty good, but I bought
it from a dealer, who used it as a runabout, and sign painted the hardtop
panels and rear door with his livery. Would I be right in assuming that (its
green) the colour scheme goes sort of Bronze Green main body panels and
door, Off white for the roof and side panels...? The logbook just says
green, but ther appear to be about a hundred options!

Is this a job that can be done at home, or would it be better to take it to
a sprayer?

Thanks


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #2 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Paint options

On or around Wed, 9 Mar 2005 21:18:48 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Paxman"
<neil_paxman@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Hi there
>
>I've just bought a Series 3 hardtop (circa 1984 on an A plate) and want to
>repaint the exterior and loadbay. The bodywork is pretty good, but I bought
>it from a dealer, who used it as a runabout, and sign painted the hardtop
>panels and rear door with his livery. Would I be right in assuming that (its
>green) the colour scheme goes sort of Bronze Green main body panels and
>door, Off white for the roof and side panels...? The logbook just says
>green, but ther appear to be about a hundred options!
>
>Is this a job that can be done at home, or would it be better to take it to
>a sprayer?


you can paint it with tractor enamel or similar, and a brush. You need the
right weather conditions; too hot and the paint won't spread properly before
drying. Too cold and it takes ages to dry.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Paint options

Thanks. And is there a name for the off white colour of the present livery?
"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Wed, 9 Mar 2005 21:18:48 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Paxman"
> <neil_paxman@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >Hi there
> >
> >I've just bought a Series 3 hardtop (circa 1984 on an A plate) and want

to
> >repaint the exterior and loadbay. The bodywork is pretty good, but I

bought
> >it from a dealer, who used it as a runabout, and sign painted the hardtop
> >panels and rear door with his livery. Would I be right in assuming that

(its
> >green) the colour scheme goes sort of Bronze Green main body panels and
> >door, Off white for the roof and side panels...? The logbook just says
> >green, but ther appear to be about a hundred options!
> >
> >Is this a job that can be done at home, or would it be better to take it

to
> >a sprayer?

>
> you can paint it with tractor enamel or similar, and a brush. You need

the
> right weather conditions; too hot and the paint won't spread properly

before
> drying. Too cold and it takes ages to dry.
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
> "Festina Lente" (Hasten slowly) Suetonius (c.70-c.140) Augustus, 25



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #4 (permalink)
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On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:28:20 +0000 (UTC), "Neil Paxman"
<neil_paxman@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Thanks. And is there a name for the off white colour of the present livery?


I think it's Ivory, or something including that name anyway (mine is
brown but ivory above the waist).


Regards.
Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #5 (permalink)
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In message <d0np7o$ri2$1@hercules.btinternet.com>
"Neil Paxman" <neil_paxman@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi there
>
>I've just bought a Series 3 hardtop (circa 1984 on an A plate) and
>want to repaint the exterior and loadbay. The bodywork is pretty good,
>but I bought it from a dealer, who used it as a runabout, and sign
>painted the hardtop panels and rear door with his livery. Would I be
>right in assuming that (its green) the colour scheme goes sort of
>Bronze Green main body panels and door, Off white for the roof and
>side panels...? The logbook just says green, but ther appear to be
>about a hundred options!


If it's green and cream it's probably Bronze Green and Limestome as this
fits in with the year of manufacture being 1984.
http://www.stephen.hull.btinternet.co.uk/color.html

Steve.


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #6 (permalink)
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On Thursday, in article
<d0qe5k$dn6$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
neil_paxman@hotmail.com "Neil Paxman" wrote:

> Thanks. And is there a name for the off white colour of the present livery?


"Limestone", if I remember right.

It used to be that Halfords sold coach paint, another sort of brush-on
paint for getting a good-quality finish. Any brush-painting needs a bit
of practice to get good results.

Austin's "tractor enamel" is the sort of paint which you can get at an
agricultural machinery dealer. Likely my skill had a lot to do with it,
but it may not give as good a finish. I don't recall seeing matches to
Land Rover colours, but if you want something a bit different...

Avoid Hammerite/Smoothrite.

On the aluminium bodywork you need to use a suitable primer.

Now, can somebody point at the painting FAQ before I make a complete
fool of myself?


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #7 (permalink)
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On or around Fri, 11 Mar 2005 07:54:42 +0000 (GMT),
dbell@zhochaka.demon.co.uk ("David G. Bell") enlightened us thusly:

>Austin's "tractor enamel" is the sort of paint which you can get at an
>agricultural machinery dealer. Likely my skill had a lot to do with it,
>but it may not give as good a finish. I don't recall seeing matches to
>Land Rover colours, but if you want something a bit different...


I found you needed a good brush and the right conditions. Blackfriars used
to do "Land Rover Green" which was a goo imitation of deep bronze green, and
you could also get David Brown Orchid White, which ain't far off limestone.

dunno about other makers.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #8 (permalink)
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In message <20050311.0754.102320snz@zhochaka.demon.co.uk>
dbell@zhochaka.demon.co.uk ("David G. Bell") wrote:

>On Thursday, in article
> <d0qe5k$dn6$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>
> neil_paxman@hotmail.com "Neil Paxman" wrote:
>
>> Thanks. And is there a name for the off white colour of the present livery?

>
>"Limestone", if I remember right.
>
>It used to be that Halfords sold coach paint, another sort of brush-on
>paint for getting a good-quality finish. Any brush-painting needs a bit
>of practice to get good results.


Indeed, there is a small learning curve.

>Austin's "tractor enamel" is the sort of paint which you can get at an
>agricultural machinery dealer. Likely my skill had a lot to do with it,
>but it may not give as good a finish. I don't recall seeing matches to
>Land Rover colours, but if you want something a bit different...


Tractol is another derivative of Tekaloid which is just as good, the
only difference AFIAK is Tractol enamel is used on Tractors which
require a less prestigious finish than carriages do were the finish
dries a little faster.

>Avoid Hammerite/Smoothrite.


Hammerite is not as good as is used to be, They've removed some of the
original paints properties.

>On the aluminium bodywork you need to use a suitable primer.


Yep, an etch primer usually called acid etch, so called because it
etches into the aluminium surface creating a superb key for subsequent
coats,
Aluminium is an oily material which is why it requires this additional
primer to privide maximum adhesion.

>Now, can somebody point at the painting FAQ before I make a complete
>fool of myself?
>

You're quite correct so far :)

Steve.


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