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14 hours ago, jonroberts said:

"In fact cold and damp actually cure it faster. " I thought the same but I have noticed in the past when it's really cold it gets tiny little micro bubbles. Could be a reaction of some sought though. 

Side note - I store it in the fridge as Recommended. When you pull it out it is separated in the tin.

Also, I'll post a pic tomorrow: I painted the chasis and a week later noticed a bolt hole that needed flattening. When I dollied/hammered that area the POR still remained intact. Just dulled off slightly. Extraordinary.

 

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Thanks for the tips guys on the POR15 and skin contact, how many coats do you give it before the last coat of chassis black? Ive done a few repairs to the chassis ordered some laser cut discs fo the spring cups as one side has signs or wear and a new bottom plate it has some serious jacking dents!. After all the welding is done its going for a secong finer blasting before I paint it with the POR15 ill post some pictures on the progress.

 

 

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Finally back onto my chassis repaired the damaged front section from were some animal has jacked the car up with not protection, now ready to start the POR15 paint process 

 

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First coat of POR15 its really hard and man does this stuff stick does not come off your hands!20160214_193341.jpg

After 2 coats off the POR15 I've applied a tie coat of there grey etching primer ready for the final coat of the chassis black paint then hopefully should last a few years frost says they guarantee the paint for 10 years so should be good.

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Looks great  Darren,  It is a shame the chassis was damaged but at least you have that sorted now,  Will be nice when the chassis is finished and you can start finally bolting all the new suspension on and then it will really start to take shape.:) Good luck and look forward to the updates 


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Have you been able to do any coating on the inside of the chassis?? POR15 is great on the outside, and I have used this on the inside of some frames:

 

http://www.eastwood.com/internal-frame-coating-w-spray-nozzle-qt.html

 

The spray end workes very well and giving a good even coating all around inside the frame area.

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Jon - 1984 Esprit Turbo

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I have give the inside two coats were I can get too but I was wondering how to reach the areas in the front section and that looks just the job thank you.

I have now applied 2 coats of POR15 , 1 coat POR etch primer in grey and finally 2 coats of POR15 chassis black it's looking a lot better than I expected the POR range of paints are really good and the finish is good from brush/roller application.

now to start on all the suspension items just got them back from blasting.

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started to remove the numerous layers of paint started life as roman bronze, then white and finally about 3 coats of red so decided to strip it back to the gel coat to make sure the paint is correct. 

Now deciding what colour to paint the car I would go back to the original Roman Bronze but it really don't like the dark brown colour so it's a lighter shade of bronze or lotus orange or lotus gold any ideas ??

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Yer I originally wanted a white esprit but there seems to be a lot of white esprit's about or been restored so I thought I'd be different but now doubting myself!!

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How about Gold? As this Elite @Farmer Bob

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What are you doing with the interior? I have liked the non leather S2 interiors I've seen.

Chris

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That's nice colour Chris is it your car? Yer Gold is one of my choices I have asked the spray shop to do me sample panels in gold, light metalic bronze & orange  I was thinking of a not so common colour!

interior is my next decision I am leaning towards black leather with cream leather or material infills?

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Roman Bronze is very rare and for originality it's probably what it should go back to, but if you don't particularly like it whats the point.  They look good in black too.  

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1 hour ago, darenwsmith said:

That's nice colour Chris is it your car? Yer Gold is one of my choices I have asked the spray shop to do me sample panels in gold, light metalic bronze & orange  I was thinking of a not so common colour!

interior is my next decision I am leaning towards black leather with cream leather or material infills?

Both my cars are Monaco white, the gold is from another thread and I thought it was an outstanding colour.

Here's a couple of photos of a bonze Elite - last one ever! - so as to give you an idea of how it may look.

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Your esprit looks good in orange Jon was that its original colur? Cheers Chris that's a nice bronze the original colour was dark metallic brown just to dark for me tho I was looking for a slightly lighter shade and the elite looks amazing, I have seen a lotus in a dark orange/bronze metallic which is similar to that elite.

cheers lads for your opinions appreciated. 

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Roman bronze and speedline alloys with the esprits sharp looks would look the dogs :) It was such a cool colour even Mr Chapman himself had his photograph taken by one with his plane thrown in to boot .:P

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S2 looks awsome in Gold.

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Pete '79 S2

LEW Miss September 2009

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I recently ordered a set of genuine Dana Spicer 1310 U/J's from Bailey Morris Limited in Cambridgeshire. Their product code was BM605. £27.37 each plus VAT and delivery.  I specifically wanted genuine joints as I was not convinced about the unmarked/unbranded ones on offer everywhere else.  Can't help you on the two hub seals I'm afraid, but I'm sure SJ Sportscars can sort you out - they have U/J's as well.

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hi Jon

thank you for the reply I have seen a old thread on the forum all about UJ's and a mass of problems with them even the heavy duty ones from SJ's so I just wonder what everyone else was doing now? I will give Bailey Morris a try. cheers daren

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Door beams sorted out made new stainless steel shaft and acetal bushes now nice and tight, car is at painting couldnt make my mind up with the bronze really didnt like the colour so going with a orange I know it's not a standard but hopefully look good if not will have to paint it again!

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