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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
Then I ran out of activator. I remembered I was running low when I finished the hood, doors and deck lid but didn't remember to order more. In a couple days I'll scuff it up and put on the last 2 coats and then clear it. Should have it back together in early March



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698

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balloonfoot Gold Member Lloyd Faust
Southlake, TX, USA   USA
Doesn't look wider in those pictures.



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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680044 by balloonfoot Doesn't look wider in those pictures.

Pretty sure I painted the right car. It was a long stretch to reach the center of the cowl with the gun and I have long arms.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698

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roadster65 gavin vincent
Sydney, Australia   AUS
Hello Jim

That look stupendous;

I've plans to build a new race car and have two tubs to choose from, one being NOS and never fitted up and the other "used"

I'd be most interested in watching the continuance of your posts on this subject.

After spraying, do you "cut" the paint, and if so how will you approach this ?

Best Regards - GV


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tahoe36c Paul Hruza
Panama City, FL, USA   USA
1969 MG MGC GT "Little Red Rocket..."
1972 MG MGB GT "Tiny Dancer"
2002 Harley-Davidson Dyna
Looking good Jim!!!!

I'm right behind you man... smileys with beer I hope to get some 2K on it in the next few days, wet sand, then off to the paint barn!


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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680097 by roadster65 Hello Jim

After spraying, do you "cut" the paint, and if so how will you approach this ?

Best Regards - GV

Not having a booth I get a lot of trash in the paint. What I did on the other pieces was to put 2-3 coats of color on then sand out the debris and put on a final coat of color. I'm using single stage since I didn't want to have to clear the trunk, bottom, engine compartment, etc so I let the color sit overnight and then wet sand to remove the orange peel and any trash and then shoot 3 coats of clear. Same drill, let it sit overnight, wet sand and shoot the final coat(s) of clear. I will then color sand the clear with progressively finer grits until I get to 3000. After sanding it buffs up really easily.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698

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dawvid Silver Member David B
Sharon, MA, USA   USA
Jim,

That looks great!

What brand of paint are you using and what type of spray gun? (I'll have to do mine pretty soon).

David



74 Damask Red BGT
Davesmg@outlook.com

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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680226 by dawvid Jim,

That looks great!

What brand of paint are you using and what type of spray gun? (I'll have to do mine pretty soon).

David

Southern Polyurethanes single stage red and their high solids clear (1:1 mix). I'm using a DeVilbis Finishline gun with a 1.8 tip for primer, 1.3 for color and 1.5 for clear. It is at least 10 years old but I think they are still makling them.



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698

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dawvid Silver Member David B
Sharon, MA, USA   USA
Thanks Jim.

I've never heard of Southern Polyurethanes and I don't know if they sell it here on the east coast. As a matter of fact, it seems like there are less and less stores selling automotive paint.

I've heard of the spray gun you are using and I think it has a good reputation.

Keep us posted with your progress,

David

In reply to # 3680237 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3680226 by dawvid Jim,

That looks great!

What brand of paint are you using and what type of spray gun? (I'll have to do mine pretty soon).

David

Southern Polyurethanes single stage red and their high solids clear (1:1 mix). I'm using a DeVilbis Finishline gun with a 1.8 tip for primer, 1.3 for color and 1.5 for clear. It is at least 10 years old but I think they are still makling them.



74 Damask Red BGT
Davesmg@outlook.com

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Jim Stabe Avatar
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680251 by dawvid Thanks Jim.

I've never heard of Southern Polyurethanes and I don't know if they sell it here on the east coast. As a matter of fact, it seems like there are less and less stores selling automotive paint.

I've heard of the spray gun you are using and I think it has a good reputation.

Keep us posted with your progress,

David

Buy it from them directly off their website. Good quality paint, the owner used to be a tech person at PPG

https://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/



Jim

"If you want me to agree with you then we would both be wrong"

'66 MGB widened 11" with supercharged LT1 Chevy and 6 speed, C4 Corvette suspension
Pictures here Part 1 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,7581
Continued in Part 2 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,22422
Continued in Part 3 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,33108
Continued in Part 4 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,40751
Continued in Part 5 http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?13,48698,48698#msg-48698

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roadster65 gavin vincent
Sydney, Australia   AUS
Thanks Jim

I'd be very interested to see some pics of going through the process

Much obliged to you, Sir - GV

In reply to # 3680107 by Jim Stabe
In reply to # 3680097 by roadster65 Hello Jim

After spraying, do you "cut" the paint, and if so how will you approach this ?

Best Regards - GV

Not having a booth I get a lot of trash in the paint. What I did on the other pieces was to put 2-3 coats of color on then sand out the debris and put on a final coat of color. I'm using single stage since I didn't want to have to clear the trunk, bottom, engine compartment, etc so I let the color sit overnight and then wet sand to remove the orange peel and any trash and then shoot 3 coats of clear. Same drill, let it sit overnight, wet sand and shoot the final coat(s) of clear. I will then color sand the clear with progressively finer grits until I get to 3000. After sanding it buffs up really easily.

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boggsy64 Platinum Member Ken Boggs
Brooksville, KY, USA   USA
1977 MG MGB "Dad's Hand Me Down"
I had similar issues with dust / trash in my garage. Got a good basecoat on then laid down 4 coats of clear..... the clear heavy enough to give plenty of "meat" to cut and buff....
I went with a darker red, yours looks great!


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riley1489 Gold Member Bruce H
Great White North, QC, Canada   CAN
1953 Jaguar XK120
1959 Riley 1.5 "King George"
1973 MG MGB
Well done you. thumbs up

B



Check your ego Amigo!

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dawvid Silver Member David B
Sharon, MA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680410 by boggsy64 I had similar issues with dust / trash in my garage. Got a good basecoat on then laid down 4 coats of clear..... the clear heavy enough to give plenty of "meat" to cut and buff....
I went with a darker red, yours looks great!

I've heard of dampening/wetting the floor around the car prior to spraying in order to keep some of the dust and dirt down.

Looks great,

David



74 Damask Red BGT
Davesmg@outlook.com

Ryan Reis Avatar
Beatrice, NE, USA   USA
1968 MG MGB
My goodness there's some good looking paint and body work going on around here! Personally, a decent DIY paint job is probably my favorite accomplishment because most people think you "can't do it".



Ryan

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