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    So obviously I have had zero motivation on the HQ of late but I need to get this sucker on the road, so back into I go.
    Just sanded the nosecone and bootlid in prep for painting and GTS pinstrips for the third freckon time. This time I am waiting a good couple of hours between colours so I donít get the solvent runs again. I want to give it one last attempt before paying someone to do them because this is after all my rebuild not a pay every Tom Dick and Harry.




    So hopefully the weather gods (and the wife) are on my side next weekend and I will give it another go.

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    Happy new year everyone
    Well again itís been a while but I finally got time a weather to paint the nose cone and boot lid. I am 90% happy with the out come. Heaps a dust and bugs in it which is to be expected since I am doing this outside. Also by the time I got to doing the clear, the sun had reach all over the panels and the black got super hot. I think the clear didnít get a chance to flow together and the result was quite a rough finish in the black. The green wasnít so bad and the black not in the sun was mint. Never mind, I threw a few extra coats to give me something to sand and polish.
    So here are some pics of the days effort.

    3rd base coat of green




    Then masked up



    3rd base coat of black and clear



    Little bit of bleeding from my bad masking abilities



    Couldnít wait to get the boot on the car again so after 3 hours in the sun I thought bugger it letís do it. Haha



    So thatís it. Wish I had a spray booth but oh well. At least this time the paint didnít run once the black and clear went on so happy about that.

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    Good to see youíre still making progress.

    Donít be too hard on yourself, by the time youíre finished youíll have a paint job thatís 90-95% and to get better than that you would have likely had to spend 10ís of thousands of dollars on a professional job. Youíll end up with a 90% + job for likely less than 10% of the cost a pro paint job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hq308 View Post
    Good to see you’re still making progress.

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, by the time you’re finished you’ll have a paint job that’s 90-95% and to get better than that you would have likely had to spend 10’s of thousands of dollars on a professional job. You’ll end up with a 90% + job for likely less than 10% of the cost a pro paint job.

    Yeah still plodding along slowly when I get time and inspiration. I still have heaps to do but no rush. It’s been so lo g since doing anything significant I would be surprised if anyone knows of my build still. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    Yeah still plodding along slowly when I get time and inspiration. I still have heaps to do but no rush. Itís been so lo g since doing anything significant I would be surprised if anyone knows of my build still. Haha
    Still keeping an eye on your build. Keep up the good work. I'm in the same boat at the moment, didn't make a lot of progress in the last 6 months and still heaps to do haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJPrem75 View Post
    Still keeping an eye on your build. Keep up the good work. I'm in the same boat at the moment, didn't make a lot of progress in the last 6 months and still heaps to do haha.

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    Once I win lotto I will have all the time in the world haha. And the funds to do it with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    Happy new year everyone
    Well again itís been a while but I finally got time a weather to paint the nose cone and boot lid. I am 90% happy with the out come. Heaps a dust and bugs in it which is to be expected since I am doing this outside. Also by the time I got to doing the clear, the sun had reach all over the panels and the black got super hot. I think the clear didnít get a chance to flow together and the result was quite a rough finish in the black. The green wasnít so bad and the black not in the sun was mint. Never mind, I threw a few extra coats to give me something to sand and polish.
    So here are some pics of the days effort.

    3rd base coat of green




    Then masked up



    3rd base coat of black and clear



    Little bit of bleeding from my bad masking abilities



    Couldnít wait to get the boot on the car again so after 3 hours in the sun I thought bugger it letís do it. Haha



    So thatís it. Wish I had a spray booth but oh well. At least this time the paint didnít run once the black and clear went on so happy about that.
    Looking great all things considered.

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    Got a bit of time and motivation today to get the roof lining in. Easier said than done. For the most part I am pretty happy but there are some saggy bits not quit tight enough but it didnít matter what I did I couldnít get the ripple out. I have heard you get the heat gun out, anyone had any experience with this?
    So now I can at least get the front and rear screens on and the window trims on so I can give the old girl a good wash. Sheís covered in dust.
    The kids gave me a da polisher machine for my birthday so I will have to have a go at polishing up the areas I have sanded runs out and see how she comes up. Exciting times. Anyway here are pics of the roof lining.





    Drivers side



    And while I was at it I made a rear parcel tray and covered some speaker mounts. Still need to screw speakers on top yet.



    And then I thought I would throw the nose come on so it wasnít lying around to get damaged



    I might have a go at glueing the screens in myself, what you all reckon. Any handing hints or shall I leave it to the professionals haha. That doesnít sound like me though.

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    Thought I would have a wee play with sanding and polishing an area I had a run on the rear quarter. So previously I scraped the run out with the razor blade and so today I gave that a 2000 grit sand and polished that out with my supercheap DA polisher the kids gave me. Fairly happy with the result but I am going to get some 3000 grit and do it again. I will also get some finishing polish or something, not sure what products I should use and what foam pad does what but you tube will tell me. Haha. Hereís some pics.

    Marked out area to polish



    Sanded that with the 2000 grit



    Before and after



    So even though it looks mint like that, on certain angles you still see scratches and I am not sure if they are sanding or polishing with the wrong stuff.
    So thatís my afternoon play. Haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    I will also get some finishing polish or something, not sure what products I should use and what foam pad does what but you tube will tell me. Haha. Hereís some pics.
    Start with the hard pad, and move to the soft pad for the finish.
    What paste are you using? I sourced all my stuff locally if you want any suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce. View Post
    Start with the hard pad, and move to the soft pad for the finish.
    What paste are you using? I sourced all my stuff locally if you want any suggestions.
    Hey Duece. Just been using mothers scratch remover so probably not coarse enough I imagine. Some pads have small dimples and some are egg carton shaped what are they for?

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    Hi
    Sanding mars are different to scratches but u need a good eye. The key is once you have polished a car with body defects you will never forget. I found by Unfortunately insurance panel work done on a black yaris complete front half repair and respray was needed 5--7000 grand . U wonder why it wont sand / compound out .

    Try a Place called https://www.waxit.com.au/

    https://www.schollconcepts.com/en/pr...bing-compounds
    ALWAYS USE a compound system different brands give different results .

    Wax it have a brand called Shine Mate tools and pads
    You need a heavy cut twist knot wool or heavy micro fibre They are for heavier cutting than foam . Then go to foam .

    You will most likely heavy cut once
    Then a heavy foam /compound
    Then start polishing
    Then water or mild polish
    Then protectants eg hard coat synthetic wax by auto glym
    Then mothers SYNTHETIC cannuba wax Ö NB the synthetic lasts way longer than the plain stuff .
    This process gives a wet look well on white not so much on silver

    I personally have a RUPES 5inch /15mm orbit DA with there compounds and pads .
    Use any less orbit and machine is for polishing only . need 15mm or greater .
    I do have a small rotary for spot repairs and tight places 25--75mm 1-3 inches

    I did experiment with SCholl 2000 compound == very mild . For a heavy cut ""Shock2cut"" Scholl for spot repairs etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottvnz View Post
    Hey Duece. Just been using mothers scratch remover so probably not coarse enough I imagine. Some pads have small dimples and some are egg carton shaped what are they for?
    Great advice from swampy on technique, if I'm not mistaken the rupes is an expensive industrial grade unit. Very good, but may be more than you are after.
    Head down to autolink on k-drive in h-town. They can sort you the 3stage 3m system. Or I have the Roar system (cheaper than 3m and almost as good).
    All depends how much you want to spend and how "show car" you want the end result to be.
    Last edited by Deuce.; 03-03-2019 at 08:26 PM.

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    Thanks guys for the bit of advise there. Swampy, that’s some pretty precise info ther to ingest, haha. I didn’t think there were that many steps required to finish the job off. As I am in NZ I will have to see what I can get locally rather than shop from Aussie but thanks anyway guys. The advise is still valid.

    Cheers

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    Ok guys. Need a bit of enlightenment with my headlights. As you can see I the pics. The left light is higher up in the opening than the right. The right is the correct height for the surround that goes in after the light.
    So, why is my nose cone to low for the light? It needs to go up about half an inch but surely you donít shim that.
    Let me know what you think


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