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January 2, 2018, 12:27pm Report to Moderator
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Hi All,

Rebuilding a 13/60 convertible as a solid fun car, not a show winner. Body is off, chassis is repaired and repainted in red oxide and black enamel. I'm now thinking about the body ....

I have a spray set up.

Red oxide ok as primer on bare metal?
Underbody - just top coats or would a stronger paint - chassis black enamel be better? Then a Dinitrol wax system?
Top coat - simple prime (red oxide again?) - then one coat easy to apply system? i will do shuts and hidden bits, then off to a paint shop for top coats?

Thanks for any advice.


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January 2, 2018, 12:49pm Report to Moderator

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I would use etch primer on any bare metal.
Underbody, a squirt of "stonechip" paint over the etch primer (NOT underseal) as it resists chipping nicely. Topcoats over, or chassis black. I used chassis black, all ready for future repairs!
On top. After etch, use a high build primer. In fact, if you are paying a professional, better to get them to do the primer coats. That is where the final finish is achieved. Or do it all yourself. (it will save a fortune. Plus the topcoats are the easy part)

Not sure if the Non-isocyanate 2K paints are good? if they are, they may be the easiest to use?? Cellulose is hard work!

Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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January 2, 2018, 4:53pm Report to Moderator
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I'm having a go with coach enamel applied by brush, because I'm not going for perfection. I want to be able to park it in a supermarket car park without panicking about a scratch being expensive to fix!

First Triumph: 200cc Tiger Cub. Followed by in no particular order, 350 and 500 Royal Enfield Bullet, Herald 1200, Herald 13/60, Mini 1275 GT, Vitesse 2L convertible, Audi 80, Audi 80 Sport, Fiat 124 Sport Coupe, Triumph 2000, Mk 2 Estate, Fiat Tipo, Fiat Stilo, Fiat Uno, Peugeuot Turbo Diesel(yuk), Lancia HPE 2000ie (wow! a dream!) So far 3 Heralds and My fourth Vitesse in the garage. I may have forgotten some... It's my age.. Oh , Honda 400 four.. Terrifying! And the 2 Renault 5s. Oh, and the Ford Granada 3 litre estate..I think that's the lot.
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January 2, 2018, 6:59pm Report to Moderator

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I'm doing my entire modified body in and bottom in Bright Red.   I'm not fussed about finish, as long as it keeps the rust bug at bay!

13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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January 2, 2018, 7:01pm Report to Moderator

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13/60 (1500 o/d) Estate

Eastbourne. E.Sussex.

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"Shelf Life: If stored upside down in a dry store at around 20 c the product will last unmixed for a year, officially the shelf life is 12 months. "

That's brill, I'd much rather have it last for a whole year rather than just twelve months.

If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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January 9, 2018, 11:50pm Report to Moderator

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Came in red oxide primer at the factory and it’s lasted 50 years.

Bondaprimer is very tough and very good.
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