A restoration for Iris

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by JamesLey, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. I think I finally understand what people mean when they say it's all in the prep now! The actual painting is about 1% of the effort and is the easiest bit really.
     
  2. as you found everytime ye think your done ye find more , 1 tip i will give ye always carry a pencil ,mark things AS and when ye see them , then you ll not for get , i write high spot low spot pin hole etc
     
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  3. Saw your pics passing through FB... looks great..

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  4. Looks fantastic JamesLey

    I have just got mine back from the blasters. They blasted underneath and sprayed with the Electrox i supplied.
    Iam going to EP121 the entire underneath then Raptor tintable.
    Question, did you Raptor the whole underneath of yours, or just the wheel-arches?
     
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  5. Cheers mate! Still not used to it being in paint!

    I only did the wheel arches but reckon it would’ve been easier doing the whole lot.


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  6. do the lot PREVENTION IS CHEAPER EASIER THAN CURE AND WELDING
     
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  7. Love the colours, very subtle.
    Thanks for the reply, i think i might hit the whole underneath and maybe the engine bay.
    What gun did you use to put the Raptor on with btw?
     
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  9. thats brutal price . i get 3 m stone chip and that gun £44 gun 4 litres of stonechip ,
     
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  10. I ran out of time last weekend to paint the engine bay, so got it done tonight. What an awkward area to paint!
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    I also raptor’d both sides of the battery trays, underside of the engine bay surrounds, and this year’s must have van accessory; a colour coded LPG tank!
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    I’m starting to get bits ready to bolt back on, and in a bid to work smart and not hard (although a lot of times the smart way is the hard way on the van!) I’ve bought a small blast cabinet to speed up cleaning up bits before I paint and reattach to the van.
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    I had a little trial on some bits I had lying around, what a time saver.
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  11. Wise move on the blasting cabinet
     
  12. SGS have some great stuff, if you paid the price it's online for now that's a bargain. Got my engine stand from them as it was cheaper new than any of the second hand ones locally! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Yeah think I paid 80 summit for it which seemed good value! They’ve lots of goodies I’d love to have.


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  14. LPG tank fitted to the van tonight to get it off the workshop floor.
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  15. You’re doing a super nice Jobb.
    Expect picture updates on all the assembling of all the bits an pieces.
    So nice to follow this resto. Makes it easier to keep on with all the crap and rust on my own project when you can see these nice results.


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