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Post by Will Yarrow » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:00 pm

Hi Phil
I've got a pair of the 3" extended oval ones from Car builders, I was going to find somewhere suitable once the bumper is back on, I'll have to have a look at the regs to see if I could chop 4 down to fit between the middle lights and the 2 outers, but I think it's too thin.

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A day of learning to spray today, quite easy when you get the hang of it, well with primer. With the jotun you need the full 20% thinners, at 10% you might aswell shovel it on.
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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:07 pm

If Audi can make variable size indicators that are wafer thin, I’m hoping you’ll be able to squeeze them in somewhere.


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Post by Will Yarrow » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:09 pm

Maybe, I'll have a look to see if I can just get a 12" square of reflector material, it might take a few goes.



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Post by Will Yarrow » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Ok I've just sussed the randomly rotated photos, on a mac anyway, you just have to give them a rotation value, i.e I spun the images upside down then saved them, then spun them back and saved them again then uploaded. Maybe a full 360 spin would suffice, I'll try that next time.



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Post by Will Yarrow » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:24 pm

Well today I got the shell in the first coat of primer. I've got to move it another 2 foot away from the hedge for the base coat and laquer as I made a right mess of the other side, mainly due to having the gun to close to the work. The Jotun (I'd already bought it) didn't finish too badly, definitly better than a roller or brush finish but a bit orange peely, then again that could be me.
AJL I do like that gun, it's so easy to use.
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Now the question, first coats of primer, sand and fill or fill and sand for stuff like this?
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Post by Will Yarrow » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:31 pm

And the photo trick seems to work...



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Post by scimjim » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:44 pm

Stopper (dolphin glaze), sand and spot prime.


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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:29 pm

The rough surface is down to the Jotun, not much you can do unless you have the specified airless sprayer. It will keep you fit though, sanding it flat!

As Jim says, do your repairs next, then flat the lot to finish at 320 dry. The Jotun gets quite hard so don't start too fine. Then give it a couple more coats of primer and allow it to cure. Then flat through the grades again to 500 dry for solid 2K or 800 dry for base coat and lacquer.


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Post by Will Yarrow » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:10 pm

Cheers Jim and AJL, I have a bucket of Dolphin Glaze standing by, is 800 dry the max or min for base coat and lacquer?



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Post by Will Yarrow » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:55 pm

Ok after a weekend of sanding the inside of the bonnet, boot and doors I've cracked again, and I'll get the Lechler, I'm not going through that again! I did try a second coat of jotun on the outsides of the above, (where I can use a power sander) but this is the best finish I could get after playing with all the bells and whistles on the gun, if anything it was better with a very narrow fan, though that would probably run on vertical surfaces. So that's it for the Jotan ( AJL, you were right once again), where's the best place to get the Lechler from?
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Post by Will Yarrow » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:43 pm

And this is the best I got with the lechler, not much better, but I'm not a sprayer, more sanding wahey!
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