Panels and Paint

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Lee McDowell, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Yes

    Pastel white is my colour of choice, hopefully it will look like this soon.

    I think I will go with the rust oleum and just be patient with it for the drying time. Like the advice about thin coats for drying. Thanks

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  2. Another vote for Rustoleum. In the summer I painted the underside of my crewcab in Rustoleum grey primer followed by a top coat of satin black.

    I’m very pleased with the result. It won’t cover up or cure any horrors but looks to have nicely preserved the good stuff that was under there.

    It looks very tidy considering it was brushed on and has dried v hard.

    Worth the investment in time and money in my opinion.

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  3. For underneath, is red oxide as a primer still used or do people just go straight on with rustoleum?

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  4. Any bare metal bits that were showing I brushed on some Rustoleum grey primer. The rest I went straight on with the colour. I did prep with scotchbrite and white spirit.
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  5. Dubs

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    Having said all that /\ I have just bought a late bay rear arch from them, no mention of it being a bit crap in the description, so thought it would be ok despite the cheap price... it’s actually a Klokkerholm panel, with vague as •••• pressings and corners :(

    I don’t think anyone is making decent rear arches for late bays at the moment.
  6. We have stripped the front panel to see what we are working with. A lot of people have told us to keep as much original metal as possible as it’s far better but at what point do you make that call. These are the worst bits of the panel. I would replace it, but my Dad would be inclined to keep it. What’s your thoughts?



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  7. I've not done a Bay so I don't know how good the aftermarket panels are, but as a general point as an amateur it's worth trying to keep as much of the original panels as possible. It does depend on your skill level and whether you are costing your time, so the professionals might have a different view.
  8. davidoft

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    If those areas are the only rot I would definitely repair that panel

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