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At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:27 am
by NYK
A year after it went to the paint shop for a ‘3 month’ paint job it’s done.

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Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:45 am
by Certified Lotus
Congratulations! I know that experience very personally.......my Europa went to the paint shop for a 6 month strip, fix and paint that took 18 months. But the results where worth it!

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:05 pm
by NYK
Yes and now I can spend loads more money on a complete re-trim. But it’s nice to see it with paint having done a significant amount of body repairs including a new front end prior to sending it off for final prep and painting.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:44 pm
by The Veg
!WOW! Looks stunning, and that's a REALLY beautiful colour- what is it?

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:53 pm
by NYK
The Veg wrote:!WOW! Looks stunning, and that's a REALLY beautiful colour- what is it?


Thank you, it’s Aston Martin sage green.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:39 pm
by LaikaTheDog
I painted my first +2 that colour too..

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:03 pm
by pharriso
Looks lovely!

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:21 am
by SENC
looks great!

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:03 pm
by Donels
Great colour. Out of interest did you send it to the paint shop on the chassis? I am approaching the paint stage myself and pondering whether to send the body on a dolly or on the chassis. Pro's and con's for both. Any advice gratefully received.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:55 pm
by NYK
It was on the rebuilt chassis, so the paint shop had firm instructions to get no overspray on the chassis, suspension etc. I have the risk of potential damage to the paintwork when I put the engine back in, would dropping a body onto a chassis be more risky? I think I prefer the route I took.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:44 am
by bobchaplin
Took mine on a pallet on a flat bed trailer. Next door to the paint shop was a engineering unit with a fork lift. They lifted shell off the trailer, once off he used a pallet truck to move it around the paint shop. Saved the painter loads of time as well as giving him room to paint the front and rear undersides as he had a hi-lift pallet truck. Once it was finished (6 months) we reversed the procedure, no overspray, doddle to fit shell back on chassis.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:50 am
by NYK
bobchaplin wrote:Took mine on a pallet on a flat bed trailer. Next door to the paint shop was a engineering unit with a fork lift. They lifted shell off the trailer, once off he used a pallet truck to move it around the paint shop. Saved the painter loads of time as well as giving him room to paint the front and rear undersides as he had a hi-lift pallet truck. Once it was finished (6 months) we reversed the procedure, no overspray, doddle to fit shell back on chassis.


Looks really nice in red, that colour was on my shortlist.

Re: At last!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:01 pm
by bobchaplin
Ford Burgundy red, its used on Mustangs, it's available in rattle cans from Halfords, which was a big decider in what colour to use.