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by kaddy
15th November 2018 - 8:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Oh I will be keeping a good eye on things when I get going. Plan is to turn a mobile tower section into a heated mobile paint area, totally enclosed when the spraying is done. Thats the plan anyway. I,m extra careful when it comes to finishing cleanliness, comes from years of french polishing antiqu...
by kaddy
15th November 2018 - 4:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Heater purchased at 25 euro, not too bad.
Surprising amount of heat from such a small compact unit.
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 7:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Pan function would definitely be handy. I can source one from
Northern Ireland I,d say, and get it delivered, fingers crossed.
Thanks.
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 5:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

That sounds good, I,ll look into that thanks.
I have a large solid fuel stove in the workshop, but I dont think its wise to light it up,
and spray celly in the vicinity
by kaddy
14th November 2018 - 12:13am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Just remade the two long sections of the front bumper mounts. Both were serverely rusted beyond use. So angle grinder to cut off the useless metal and refabbed new metal.. Then prime both back wings, and maybe a couple of coats of celly if I can get an approprite heat source in my garage, sfaer than...
by kaddy
12th November 2018 - 6:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Definitely preparation is the key to the finishing.
by kaddy
11th November 2018 - 10:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Back on the clock now after getting sidetracked for a lot of house repair work.
New fencing perimeters, pvc soffet, facia, roofing work, ect,ect,ect

Have to keep the cook happy :-)
Now back to the interesting stuff. I see your car now has shine and colour,

mmmmm, nice..
by kaddy
31st May 2018 - 6:54am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 96
Views: 4570

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

He mentions Autobrite Direct for the seat dye.

I must get some my self, the seats look brilliant, as does the rest of the car.
by kaddy
28th May 2018 - 3:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Refitting wings.

Thats brilliant thanks.
by kaddy
28th May 2018 - 2:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Refitting wings.

Great looking stuff,

What width and thickness did you use?

Thanks.

Tim
by kaddy
27th May 2018 - 7:30pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown

Beauty..
by kaddy
27th May 2018 - 10:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Refitting wings.

Quick question folks.

What do you folks use for the sealing strips that go on the A and B posts,

when re fitting the wings. Are the strips still available, or is it a nice

narrow bead of Tiger seal or similar.

Thanks
Tim
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 5:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Back to business after me short rest. Not much to report. Back seat area has been sealed over the welds. As you can see, ready now for some stone chip paint. https://i.imgur.com/iCQJm6d.jpg Rear wing metal repair is cleaned up, and a light skim of filler to level out the repair metal that was substa...
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 9:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

I thought Evo Stik might be the poison of choice alright.

Not sure there is any other impact adhesive that has stood the test of time.

Its been around longer than me fasty :)
by kaddy
26th May 2018 - 8:45am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

It will be a day or two before I tackle them, so I'll keep you posted.

And finally, whats the best adhesive for gluing down any loose fabric/material

around the edges of the opes. Thanks gents.
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 10:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

I appreciate the rapid response lads. Tis quicker than a google.

Much appreciated.

Tim
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Silicone spray, how safe is that with the seal. I know washing up liquid is fairly corrosive
to rubber long term.
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Yep Simons seals. The procedure is what I,m familiar with.

And no sealent is what I,m thinking. Do I need any method of lubrication for the seals?

Thanks

Tim
by kaddy
25th May 2018 - 9:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

Finally re assembling. I,d welcome advice from anyone thats done this already. Whats the best method of re fitting the glass with new seals, into nice clean opes, and keeping out the water. I know some chaps use a silicon sealant when fitting the new seal. Is it a necessary step, I,m assuming the se...
by kaddy
19th May 2018 - 8:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: We all having a knap?

I,ve spent the last 2 weeks sleeping upright in a chair, due to a slipped disc in my back. All thanks to sloppy lifting techniques when I had a superman moment with a ride on lawnmower, I went lifting something , then took a backward step still carrying the weight. :shock: But I visit the fasty ever...
by kaddy
10th May 2018 - 10:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1969 Squareback panel van
Replies: 64
Views: 7521

Re: 1969 Squareback panel van

Nice looking car...
by kaddy
6th May 2018 - 8:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Aussie '67 Notch
Replies: 45
Views: 1142

Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Thats nice.
by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 10:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yep, rather like the top of me noggin :lol:
by kaddy
25th April 2018 - 8:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 230
Views: 15104

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I think I have now got a finish thats good enough for my needs.
After 5 coats of celly and wet,n,dry finishing using 1000, 1500,
2000,2500, and 3000,
And a quick coat of fine polish, I,ve got this.

Image

And i'm gonna give it the thumbs up