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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:12 am

Got the photoshop links all wrong.
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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

martin172
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Post by martin172 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:41 am

It does need some sort of key so surfaces of cast metal, shot blasted and corrosion pitting surfaces are ideal.
You remove the rust but the pitting is still there for it to grip to.

POR15 isn't a paint, it's a polyurethane coating. All paints are porous, POR isn't so water and air can never get through it.

It does have downside though.

It's expensive.
Using it can be a pain because you can't use it from the tin.
Unless you buy their thinners to clean your brush, you use a brush and then bin it.
You have to wear gloves with it because if you get it on your hands, it will be there for weeks.

Mal
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Post by Mal » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:15 pm

If you use POR15, use cheap brushes and discard after use. It flows out well and on cast surfaces you would not tell it has been brushed.
The guy in the paint shop here sold me Xylene for thinners. Same as their thinners at a fraction of the cost.
If you use their chassis black, turps will thin and clean.
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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Happy Christmas to me :-)

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Mal
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Post by Mal » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:55 am

Brad1380 wrote:Happy Christmas to me :-)

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Yes very nice Brad, but I think it is about time to stop polishing it and get your hands dirty again.
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:58 pm

Need to read the sticky again, got all the photo bucket links messed up, been too long away i guess.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Post by Brad1380 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:07 am

Not a lot of progress as building work has taken up most of my time, however still a bit going on in the background.

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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Sun May 12, 2013 8:18 am

OS sill damage repaired & smoothed over. I did manage to solder the door to the sill at one point :)

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Both chassis front X memebers have seen some off road use, the NS one is almost flat. Lots of rust under the exhaust cut outs, not to clear in the photo but there is an original drain hole which gets covered up by the exhaust brackets, so will probably re-instate that when the larger oval brackets go on.

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meadowhog
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Post by meadowhog » Tue May 14, 2013 10:48 pm

Impressive lead loading! How long before paint?

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Wed May 22, 2013 8:39 am

meadowhog wrote:Impressive lead loading! How long before paint?
With work & other projects if it's in paint for this time next year i'll be happy.

Theres quite a few tight areas underneth, so i've bought a blaster, just need the media to go with it & a bigger compressor.

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New cut outs with a zinc primer coat on the insides.

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Mashed up bit cut out.

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Tacked in place.

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Welded up some of the holes at the rear, used a 2pence piece & a magnet to hold it in place.

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New discs.
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Unsiezed the apprentice piece & cleaned it up.
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Brad1380
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Rear wings

Post by Brad1380 » Thu May 23, 2013 8:31 am

Has anyone got some close up photos of the inner rear wing profile, i'm not sure if they are supposed to curve at each end or are flat all the way around?

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martin172
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Post by martin172 » Thu May 23, 2013 10:39 am

Flat. (Well, mine are anyway)

I'll try to get some pics tonight if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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Post by martin172 » Thu May 23, 2013 9:23 pm

Pics. HTH.

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David Bailey I am not. :(

Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:58 am

Thanks Martin,
looks like mine have seen a hammer at some time, perhaps larger wheels were fitted once & the inner wings were adjusted for clearance.
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Brad1380
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Post by Brad1380 » Fri May 24, 2013 5:03 pm

Done about 3/4 of the way around the arch, the last quarter (where the magnet is) needs a larger patch, unfortunetly i've run out of that gauge metal.

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