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TR6oldtimer
12-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Well, no one says I am a fast worker, just easily distracted. I never had an engine compartment I could see my face in.

Engine compartment finally done Mallard Blueish, and clear.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_PC060001.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/PC060001.jpg)

Looks darker in the photo then it actally is.

https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_PC060002a.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/PC060002a.jpg)
(click to enlarge)

tdskip
12-06-2008, 07:40 PM
Wow - Ray that looks fantastic. That color is going to look sharp on your TR6.

Brosky
12-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Great job Ray. It really looks beautiful and when the engine is back in, you'll be glad that you did go the extra to get it all done right.

I hate to say this, but being "wrench conscious" is going to take on a new meaning for you. You will find yourself asking you wife for old table cloths and bedsheets "just in case" you want to do a little under hood work.

Tinster
12-06-2008, 08:39 PM
Wow!!

How many total coats of primer, paint, clear, etc??

Beautiful job.

d

TR3driver
12-06-2008, 09:11 PM
Well, no one says I am a fast worker,
Used to be a sign in Dad's bar :

I'm not a fast bartender.
I'm not a slow bartender.
I'm a half-fast bartender.

Tinkerman
12-07-2008, 08:45 AM
Looks great Ray! Feels good to have it done, Eh?

Tinkerman

tomshobby
12-07-2008, 09:11 AM
Great job Ray!!! It will really showcase your engine!

TR6oldtimer
12-07-2008, 10:51 AM
Just for Dale:
What I started with.
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Engine%20Compartment/th_e439scd.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Engine%20Compartment/e439scd.jpg)
Stripped and sealed
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_P7180023.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/P7180023.jpg)
Epoxy Primer 1 coat
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_P8020025.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/P8020025.jpg)
Sandable primer one two coats
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_P8070027.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/P8070027.jpg)

Two coats Urethane
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_CopyofPB290001_edited.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/CopyofPB290001_edited.jpg)
Clear one coat
https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/th_PC060001.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body%20Painting/PC060001.jpg)

Click to enlarge images

And as far as tools, I will be nervious until the first chip or scratch, then things will be fine.

BobbyD
12-07-2008, 10:57 AM
Ray...... that looks awesome.........and I too would live in fear of that first nick, scratch, scrape etc......which will happen as you put it all back together. Good luck...it came out great!

19_again
12-07-2008, 11:05 AM
Ray, That is stunning! I see that color on the GT, the sample swatch doesn't do it justice (could be the krinkle effect of the masking tape LOL)I'll be posting my results when it's done as well. Can't wait to see the whole car, hurry up slowly.

mgNOT
12-07-2008, 12:11 PM
Ray,
It would appear you may have painted in a garage or outbuilding. Is that so? Did you construct a plastic tarp shelter or? I have been wondering if painting in a garage detached from the house is possible, with the issues of containing overspray and dust controletc.
Thanks,
Dennis

toysrrus
12-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Hello Ray,

Just would like to express my feelings a bit;

"OUTSTANDING"!!!!!

Can`t wait to see what the rest of car is going to look like!!

Russ

martx-5
12-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Ray,

That's some great work you did there. Looks terrific!

prb51
12-07-2008, 02:02 PM
Ray,
I probably missed it earlier but what color is that? Really has a rich look to it.

TR6oldtimer
12-07-2008, 03:07 PM
Ray,
I probably missed it earlier but what color is that? Really has a rich look to it.

My car was originally Mallard Blue which was really a green. Years ago I had it repainted and the painters got the match a little more blue then the original, which is why I call it Mallard Blueish. In bright light it is green blue, in lesser light it is blue green, in very little light it is blue. I like the effect, and more importantly so does the wife.

TR6oldtimer
12-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Ray,
It would appear you may have painted in a garage or outbuilding. Is that so? Did you construct a plastic tarp shelter or? I have been wondering if painting in a garage detached from the house is possible, with the issues of containing overspray and dust controletc.
Thanks,
Dennis

Dennis, My "garage" looks like this.

https://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body/th_P2100001_edited.jpg (https://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb247/tr6oldtimer/TR6%20Body/P2100001_edited.jpg)

When getting ready for painting, I line the ceilings, walls, and floors with 3M Overspray Protective Sheeting to build a tented area around the car. I also use the sheeting to cover areas I do not wish to paint. The hardest part is to get enough air flow to remove the over spray and draw in fresh air so I keep my painting to small sizes.

This guy showed me how to do it.

https://www.manoian.net/jeep/amber_fire_pearlcoat_paint.html

The fumes are terrible, so make sure when you paint, your neighbors are not at home and you use the appropriate protection to protect your lungs.

PeterK
12-07-2008, 04:51 PM
Ray
Beautiful job! I am a big fan of Mallard Blue and have considered it for my 4A. Thanks for the tip on your painting setup. I plan to paint outside in a 13x17 screen room to keep the bugs out. News at 11 ... -Pete

prb51
12-07-2008, 05:54 PM
I thought it a green shade but know what you mean about the diff lighting. That is a beautiful color paint.
What will the interior color be?
In El Paso, Texas the locals would often paint outside on a hot day after wetting the drive/parking area. These guys were good and experienced at having little to work with. I couldn't believe some of the quality paint jobs done like that.
It looks like your preperation paid off.

Tinster
12-07-2008, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the progress shots of the painting, Ray.

Greatly appreciated.

dale

DougF
12-07-2008, 06:25 PM
It looks great! Mallard is still my favorite TR6 color.

TR6oldtimer
12-07-2008, 06:56 PM
I thought it a green shade but know what you mean about the diff lighting. That is a beautiful color paint.
What will the interior color be?
In El Paso, Texas the locals would often paint outside on a hot day after wetting the drive/parking area. These guys were good and experienced at having little to work with. I couldn't believe some of the quality paint jobs done like that.
It looks like your preperation paid off.
Thanks,
The interior will be new tan with dark tan carpet. The hardtop will have an off-white liner.

I once painted a TR4 in my back yard in the open when living in Huntington Beach California. Started early in the day before the wind came up. It came out great. It can be done.

TR4nut
12-07-2008, 07:15 PM
Beautiful work, Ray - that bay is better than my exterior paint!

Randy

jackag91
12-08-2008, 10:25 AM
simply beautiful.