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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 25 Mar 2017 :  07:54:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great work, following with interest


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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 18 Apr 2017 :  20:57:19 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Chipping away at it!









Next job is to chassis black then shultz the grey bits and that;s the underside done. Then have ago at spraying the engine bay and it will be the fun part - putting it all back together.

Cheers
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2017 :  20:27:45 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Right then, despite a brace of VWs, a Honda frame off to the powder coaters and family life being quite busy progress has been made!
Not got loads of photos as was hoping to roll the 95 outside for some good shots but that doesn't seem to be happening...

So, where have we got to? Well, bought a new compressor and a Sealey paint gun and have been doing some spraying. It's the engine bay so I am looking for a functional but very presentable finish and I have been really pleased with the results. Not concours but very pleasing, I would be confident now at having a go at properly spraying a whole car.

First up, zinc primer then filler primer:


Then after flatting back we have the top coat:


And a shot of it back on it's wheels and looking like a car again!


Hopefully more to follow soon!

Cheers
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1351 Posts

Posted - 01 Oct 2017 :  23:32:51 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very impressive

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  00:07:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I suspect you are not 100% happy with the colour match. I found that Verona Brown was hard to match and my paint shop had 3 goes. Wouldn't match using the paint weights in the book and they had to tint it. Wasn't perfect but good enough for me. I took a ventilation ear in for matching purposes. Cut the paint back on it to get back to original. It's a good dense paint but apparently was one of the first that Saab cut the lead in it, at least that is what I was told. Mine was a 1976 but brown came in in '75.
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RhysN
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
107 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  10:37:44 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
That is work to be proud of Dirtbiker, it can't be easy sanding all the engine compartment bumps and lumps!
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  19:39:24 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Great job as always Gareth!

www.saabv4.com
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  21:59:01 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
James - cheers!

Derek - you're right, not 100% happy but actually it looks loads better in real life so I would say 95 or 96% happy!
I need to find a paint supplier better suited to old stuff really. The place I have found in Plymouth has these colours listed but only in two pack. For celly they just have industrial (RAL I guess) codes so we literally match from a colour swatch.
However it looks much worse than it is due to odd lighting, I was trying out my new twin tube big mains powered light.

Rhys - to be honest I haven't gone mad with it. I have put some time and effort into the bits obviously on show but the bits that will be out of sight don't have a perfect finish. Just trying to make a nice usable car, not a show winner!

Melle - cheers (I left the steering rack in!)
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melle
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United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 02 Oct 2017 :  22:07:41 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I noticed! Mine's out already, still not looking forward to sanding and painting. Few (light?) years off still fortunately!

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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2017 :  12:00:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I accept that the lighting makes a difference but the change in colour between the old and new paint on the front bulkhead is pronounced. I was being polite. I would doubt that you intend to do any of the outer panels with that shade. Some time after I had my painting done I picked up a Saab touch up stick in Verona Brown and that was a good match. If anyone has a usable one of those now that could be useful for getting new paint made up. Matching up old paint is a bit of a black art but if a paint supplier makes something up that's wrong I don't think you should have to pay for it. It depends on who's doing the mix, I've even had some paint made up by a girl in Halfords that turned out well but not had Verona Brown done. They might have the mix in their book. I do have Du Pont and Ault & Wiborg codes for this colour if either of those ring bells with your mixer.
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2017 :  12:23:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Find a paint supplier that uses a spectrometer to get a good match for existing paint.

We used one when we had to match a new wing to a car that had been painted in a non-original colour and the match was spot on.
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 04 Oct 2017 :  13:24:13 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Derek
Verona Brown
Sienna Brown? Verona is a green.

www.saabv4.com
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Derek
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United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 06 Oct 2017 :  11:08:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
OOPs. Italian slip, must be my age.
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