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I may have a good contact for you i had a guy reccomended to me by a couple of friends who have been into cars for many years,but i decided to have a go myself. i will send it over this week.

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well I managed to get ove to the garage this evening. and managed to mask off the glassfibre roof, prime it and then paint it. four coats and two top coats. just need to flat it back in the morning and if all good give it three of four coats of laquer.

the painted pics look a bit fuzzy but it looks better in the flesh and should turn out well once flatted and laquered.

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how many layers of clearcoat are on there, or how many mm/ fractures of an inch are applied ?

 

..looks like mutch sanding needed ..those reflections from the chandelier are 'fuzzy'  ?!

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about 1/2 litre of clear coat on it. now it needs mopping and polishing then waxing which will be done tomorrow evening reflections are fuzzy as there is water on the panel and its being rubbed down

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will be interesting to se the result, especially if you mention how a painters shop looks inside, and what the bills are there for the work

-if you can get the same (or at least a competive) result there in your shet, with possibly less money.

 

..and all without any professional dust protection and climate control !

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well top now buffed, can be made a bit better but i ran out of time. not too bad a result.a couple of imperfections but i think it came out well. using a small compressor and a couple of cheap spray guns, in a cold dusty unit.

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if i ever decide to do the whole car i will invest in some better spraying equipment.

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Nice job Pete.

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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