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#81 Whittie

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

even just a 40cm strip along the bonnet and edge may prevent those close contact chips


Now that's a good idea! I'll just put the AusZcar sticker on top :P

I'll look into getting some and put it on the sills under the doors, where I didn't want to put proof-coat to spoil the gloss finish of the paint but will get a battering with the big, wide wheels. Probably also on the spoiler, which always gets hammered.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hope the paint makes it go faster  ;)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

I think the first race will make it remarkably slower, at least until the first stone chip. ;D

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Nice to see a race car finished to a high standard though, I think :D

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

Haha, slower for sure for the first little while! Not just the paint either, it's going to be nothing like it used to drive at all and I don't want to go hitting any walls!!!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

11 April 2012
Well, I haven’t been this excited by a car for a VERY long time. Well, F1’s were probably better, but I’ve never been this excited about the zed, nor this rebuild. I wasn’t home over Easter, but Dad managed to get down to see Will over the weekend for another update on the zed. WOW does not begin to describe what I think about this car!

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Will has got the underbody coating on the car and finished. It’s a PPG product and is a stone guard type product. I don’t know what it’s called, but it is super hard, light-weight, stone and heat resistant as well as being a sound deadener. It’s black magic, put it that way. It’s what new car manufacturers use these days, just to keep in theme with the modernisation of the car.

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Will also installed a couple of beams/braces around the car for jacking points so that the floor/sill/chassis doesn’t get bent by lazy mechanics (ie, me and Dad :o ) looking for jacking points.

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As well as these under the floor, there is also a bar welded on under the radiator support so that it can be used as a jacking point without bending it, as happened before.

Will has also finalised all the last touch-ups on the primer and body and almost finished blocking the car back. The PRIMER is shiny in some places, it’s that smooth! Check out the roof!

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To show off the lines of the car, Will put some water on the quarter panel to get a nice reflection. Ignore the smudges/streaks, that’s just the water. How amazing does it look!

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That’s all for this one folks. To quote what my Dad said “The workshop needs to be cleared and prepped, then it’s paint time. Expect to see it finished next weekend”

Stay tuned for colour after I pop in on Sunday to check out the progress. I’m expecting big news and will have literally hundreds of photos if the car has been painted!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:58 PM

Dad would like me to stress that the roof DID NOT have water on it.

Yes, that is shiny primer!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

That looks shite hot!!!!!  Would love to know what the black stuff is called??

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

I'll get the name for you.

Like I said tho, it's a PPG product and it's an underbody protector.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

She is looking awesome Tom

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:31 AM

It's what new car manufacturers use these days, just to keep in theme with the modernisation of the car.


You obviously don't look under many new cars - all they are coated in underneith is just primer.

Your shell is looking good though ;)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

Yeah looking awesome  8). The black stuff looks similar to lizard skin, seems to be a good product.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

looking awesome!!!

Just saying though, you should paint the underside/wheel wells ect in white.
Handy trick on track cars for spotting leaks/fluids real quick.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Cheers Fellas!

I did a quick google on Lizard Skin and it sounds similar. Perhaps it's not used by new car manufacturers then, but you'd be mad not to put something hard on if you're not electroplating the underneath. These things especially need all the anti-rust help they can get.

I did think about spotting leaks etc with the black, but it'll actually be quite noticeable. The colour of the coating is very flat and any moisture would be quite easy to see. I also thought about tinting the coating and having it body colour, but there is something about the way it looks there that I just don't want to touch it, I think it looks amazing, very clean and tidy and will work very well.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Is it called "Steinschlag"? I used that on one of my zeds when the body work was done..

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

Will has been up to his usual tricks, this time, and I quote "Squirting Paint"

I'm stuck about 2,000km from the middle of no-where at themoment and the work internet is PAINFULLY slow and I have no photo editor for colour correction. Also, auszcar only allows 1MB per post?

so only a couple pics till next week for now

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Second day of squirting on some colour. 6 coats of colour to get proper coverage :o

Clear will be going on after the colour has sat for a while I think. Not sure on the process, maybe he'll just keep going at get clear on asap....??

Enjoy the pics, I know I am :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Wow!

That is looking amazing.
I bet you cant wait till its all back together and buffed up. 8)

What is the colour? a custom mix? or from something in particular?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

Nice colour choice.  It's going to look fantastic once it's all done.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Thanks guys. I don't have any better photos than the ones I'm posting here, so this is all I've seen as well,but it sure looks good so far!!

I actually did a tour of all the car-yards in town one day to go colour hunting. The first time I found this colour I absolutely fell in love with it. Incidently it was on this car, which is the only holden I would buy. Love the things.:

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The colour is called Voodoo Blue

As you can see in that pic, the varied colours coming through on my car are the same. The reason the paint is so expensive is that it's a mica and also the way it reflects the light differently from different angles and subsequently looks bright blue in the direct sun and then dark from an angle. It also looks almost black at night. The clear will really give it some depth, then polish it up and it should shine like the sun.




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