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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #600 on: 16 December 2018, 11:38 AM »
It's progress!
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #601 on: 16 December 2018, 04:54 PM »
oh, and if at any given time you find error or doubt in the pics and descriptions from now on, I am ready and demanding to be pestered with opinions and statements, so I may have a better chance of getting to the end of this with as few catastrophes as possible.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #602 on: 16 December 2018, 08:04 PM »
Does anyone have important advice as to what primer or paint to use? I want cellulose 504 Mittelrot, besides that, I don't know much.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #603 on: 17 December 2018, 03:02 PM »
Does anyone have important advice as to what primer or paint to use? I want cellulose 504 Mittelrot, besides that, I don't know much.

Good to see some pics, after so may years :D
Fingers crossed!

As for primers and such, anything these guys make will do fine: http://classiccar.novol.pl/en/
It's a Polish company with a very solid and reliable product line, and a member of FIVA which I guess still stands for something these days.
The guy that did my car has used their products for years and is well pleased. No idea about availability down your neck of the wood, but I can give them a ring and check.

And the other layers on mine are listed here: https://forum.w116.org/interiors-and-exteriors/color-for-underside-of-body/msg131967/#msg131967

Base and top coats on mine were Glasurit from factory so I went with same, but check your options plate as there were two suppliers (G = Glasurit, H = Spies Hecker, if memory serves). Glasurit online colour finder is at https://www.glasurit.com/en-int/color-online
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #604 on: 18 December 2018, 04:48 AM »
If it was me, I would stick to one of the big-name paint lines, PPG, Glasurit, Spies-Hecker, Standox, DuPont

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #605 on: 18 December 2018, 08:16 AM »
Well, sure appreciate that input. I will check out what s available of those, but in general, big brands like those are rare in Taiwan. The workshop has cellulose paint available from Wurth. I think that's Fuchs in some other countries?
They can make the Mittelrot 516 for me, and I have been shown a sample on metal. It's lush!
Any reason I should avoid Wurth as a principle?

Went to see the car today, and I have heaps of pics. Soon here.
My worries about getting overexcited by all this good news were just and fair. When I got there to check out the work and pick a color, they had already taped up the car for spraying. Since I needed photos, I needed to see the naked car without paper. Guess what was under the paper? 4 wheels still on the car with wheel arches, still in the original coating.  Inside the cabin I found that the black insulation on the rear floors was still there, while the rest of the cabin was completely skinned and primed as it should be.
There was a bit of a heated talk about work and price agreement that ended in me agreeing to pay more for the arches and floors to be done as agreed. Yes, not fair, because things were discussed and agreed upon in much detail before hand. But I know in restoration it's risky to hand people fixed quotes. They still did, and did not judge the work correctly, finding out the hard way that if they did not cut those 2 corners, it would automatically turn into a 3 month job, rather then the 2 months they had calculated, and quoted.
I want it done as it should be, so there'll be another 2 or 3 thou on top of the 7500 for restoring and spraying the chassis. It also means another month delay, something that nobody is happy with, but everyone will have to accept. Kinda think that there will be no more delays then strictly required on the workshop's side, which is a good thing. They really, really want to move on and get me and my cheap cars and my cupboards full of parts out of the way to clear the path for real, paying customers with supercars.

The timing of all of this is interesting as well. With a bit of luck, in January we will start building an proper farmhouse in the mountains, and that means there will be room under the house for all that stuff, when that day comes that I need to evacuate the workshop.

Oh, then there is this question.. Now the chassis is available to work on, There are there spots where I should drill drainage holes before assembly, not? Can anyone list them for me..with pics, maybe? Or links? Pretty please?

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #606 on: 19 December 2018, 05:20 AM »
pics

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #607 on: 19 December 2018, 05:28 AM »
Some more..

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #608 on: 19 December 2018, 05:32 AM »
And some more.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #609 on: 19 December 2018, 05:33 AM »
And there are these..

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #610 on: 19 December 2018, 05:34 AM »
And these are pretty good.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #611 on: 19 December 2018, 05:36 AM »
And I gotta keep talking to avoid the spam filters to block the posts..it seems

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #612 on: 19 December 2018, 05:37 AM »
So I type another line.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #613 on: 19 December 2018, 05:39 AM »
Here are some other pics

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #614 on: 19 December 2018, 05:41 AM »
Thought I post these.