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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 03:28 PM

Hi folks. Here are some pictures of the now green 314 fender deck. I did it with Tremclad JD green rattle cans and it isn't too bad just a fair amount of orange peel in places. If I'm going to continue to paint GT's I need to invest in better lighting and maybe some basic painting equipment. Lack of good light was a big factor for me.


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For reference here are a couple of shots of it before painting.

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Now I need to ask you guys how long should I wait before putting on decals or polishing/waxing etc?

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 03:37 PM

Nice Job

When I paint stuff I usually wait about a week to a week and a half before I put the decals on.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the advise Dr. B. Believe it or not it was painted only a few months ago by the PO. He tried to remove that large decal in the lower left hand picture then changed his mind and primed and painted right over it. I am pretty happy with the overall finish because I can't see any of the grinder marks or the brush marks he caused when he brushed on a coat of primer.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 04:12 PM

Brian, I think it looks very good, especially done with a rattle can. Nice job, and I would wait a week or two on decals and rubbing it out.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 05:43 PM

Looking good, Brian. I think you did a great job. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 07:24 PM

Thanks guys. I used the Tremclad on the console and it seemed to give a nice finish. It seems just slightly darker than the JD spray green but is easier to use. Now if only they would bring out an MF Red I'd be all set. My next painting project will be the red bits of a MF8.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 08:02 PM

Brian, looks good. Especially for green :poke:

Just kidding.

BTW, TSC has a decent enough match (rattle can) in their "Restoration" paints. The only thing I didn't like about their regular line MF from Valspar was the coverage. It seemed a little thin.
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Posted July 25, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Nice job Brian.
Did you do that outdoors? I don't see overspray.

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 08:40 PM

Nice job!! When can I drop mine off to be done?

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 09:23 PM

looks like you did a fine job Brian. should look great when you get it back together

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Posted July 25, 2011 - 11:53 PM

Good job, if you had not of told us about them rattle cans we might never notice.

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Posted July 26, 2011 - 05:15 AM

Nice job Brian.
Did you do that outdoors? I don't see overspray.


I did it in the front of the garage with the door open. There was a bit of a breeze which was taking the paint mist outside. I had it on a lazy susan bearing arrangement so I could turn it and keep the side I was painting in the light. I did get some overspray on me and of course I was wearing a cartridge respirator so I didn't breathe in any paint. Now that you mention it there really isn't much overspray evident. Almost 3 cans went onto it.

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Posted July 26, 2011 - 05:20 AM

Thanks for the compliments folks. I spent a lot of time on the prep and used 3 coats of primer, one filler coat and 2 coats of dark grey. It really is sweet to see that colour going on after all the work. I now need to get the engine covers done and I am tidying up a few mechanical items before getting it all working again, hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for posting the link JD. You did this before I joined, so never got a chance to see until now. That looks excellent, and well executed for a rattle can! My experience has been that prep is everything.

A bit late now, but for future reference, you should let the paint finish out-gassing (curing) before applying any decals. Otherwise, you run the risk of having soft paint under them.
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Posted October 02, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Thanks for posting the link JD. You did this before I joined, so never got a chance to see until now. That looks excellent, and well executed for a rattle can! My experience has been that prep is everything.

A bit late now, but for future reference, you should let the paint finish out-gassing (curing) before applying any decals. Otherwise, you run the risk of having soft paint under them.


Thanks for the tip Terry. I waited about 3 weeks before I applied the decals. It took that long for the paint to harden even in the hot temps of the summer.




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