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Offline Bruce

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Humpy Progress
« on: September 30, 2013, 03:42:43 PM »
Although I have only had the humpy since 1972, it does at time need some work from time to time  ;D.  This is one of those times.
Now that the exhaust is as it should be, I finally getting to do something about the paint.
Started taking the offs-pray that I stuffed up with a couple of years ago... 2 Pak should be treated the same as spraying enamel, so I found out the hard way.
I have rubbed back most of the body with 2000 wet and dry, and now need to concentrate on the strip, and prep up for a thin white strip one each edge of the centre, "go faster red stripe".
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 03:48:11 PM by Flattop »
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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 07:51:47 PM »
Nice mate. Wish I had the time for a project like this but sadly  :'( work takes up too much.

Would love to keep seeing the photo's mate

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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 07:32:06 AM »
Nice mate. Wish I had the time for a project like this but sadly  :'( work takes up too much.

Would love to keep seeing the photo's mate
Thanks Clay, it has transformed twice since I was an apprentice,  I would have to be starving to let it go.

You have probably opened Pandora' s box asking for more. ..  :P
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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 10:13:53 AM »
Already looking a bit better, with 2pac do you have to rub that right off and then start again? I thought 2pac was finished straight off the gun.

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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 04:19:19 PM »
Already looking a bit better, with 2pac do you have to rub that right off and then start again? I thought 2pac was finished straight off the gun.
Normally if you spray it correctly it is great off the gun, but if you spray it and have a very windy day that blows the off spray under the masking and is sticks to the duco, you have to RUB IT OFF  :-[
So it has other "Battle scars" and cracks from shrinkage, thought I would smarten it up a bit.
(the red is 2pak, the rest is duco)
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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 07:55:58 PM »
Nice mate. Wish I had the time for a project like this but sadly  :'( work takes up too much.

Would love to keep seeing the photo's mate
Thanks Clay, it has transformed twice since I was an apprentice,  I would have to be starving to let it go.

You have probably opened Pandora' s box asking for more. ..  :P

Haha, all good. I am a motor mechanic by trade, but got out years ago. Love the old cars. I had a S series Valliant at one stage which I spent thousands on, but had to let it go when the family came along.

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Re: Humpy Progress
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 09:05:05 AM »
SNAP! Some at least, ex-motor mechanic, but our S series was our family car for a time, between Buicks.  Also invested in the family with sale of cars over the years, 1935 Ford V8 Phaeton when land was needed and 1938 Buick Special for school fees. Paid off :)
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