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    Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Okay, Okay, I know, it's a bonnet. Anyway, a few photos.
    The black stuff under the hood, there hasn't been glued
    yet. Gotta get the right stuff...heat, etc. Let the paint
    dry. So here goes......





    and



    I used paint in a spray can. I would not do it that way
    again, though. Too much paint/effort. It is easier than
    getting out the compressor; filling the gun; cleanup, mixing,
    etc....nonetheless, I think I'll go compressor and gun the
    next time, if there were to be a next time.
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    I wish I knew how to go the compressor route.

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Engine bay porn.

    That's simply beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgb4tim
    I wish I knew how to go the compressor route.
    You can buy a paint gun for only 150 to $200 or so as a starter.
    Then you'll need a compressor; hose. It's really about just
    doing it, you know, the experience thing.

    Staying stock color is not difficult using color paint codes.
    I did my car in pieces; i.e., trunk deck; bonnet; then front
    and rear panels. Paint is also not so bad a price when you put
    the cost of pros paint jobs on balance.

    I say, get a gun and go for it.
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Hower
    Engine bay porn.

    That's simply beautiful. Can't wait to see more.
    Thanks so much, Scott. It is nice to hear compliment
    after hard work and I think I can speak for the lot of
    us....especially coming from another LBC owner.

    I'm inching my way along here and trying to enjoy the
    journey.
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Very nice job, 2W.

    I've been thinking about getting the hood insulator package myself. Where did you get yours? Does it have the Triumph or TR6 logo?
    Paul Rego
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2wrench
    Quote Originally Posted by mgb4tim
    I wish I knew how to go the compressor route.
    You can buy a paint gun for only 150 to $200 or so as a starter.
    Then you'll need a compressor; hose. It's really about just
    doing it, you know, the experience thing.

    Staying stock color is not difficult using color paint codes.
    I did my car in pieces; i.e., trunk deck; bonnet; then front
    and rear panels. Paint is also not so bad a price when you put
    the cost of pros paint jobs on balance.I say, get a gun and go for it.
    What gun does most recommend for an occasional paint work.
    Sato??
    Don;t want to spend a lot of money.
    Don
    "Stick a Wedge in it!"
    Mount Pleasant,SC

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brosky
    Very nice job, 2W.

    I've been thinking about getting the hood insulator package myself. Where did you get yours? Does it have the Triumph or TR6 logo?
    I popped in quickly, Paul, and will return next time with the connection for the
    insulator. You know, I purchased the package that was a little more money that included
    the logo. I think I won't use the logo, because you must install with a shiny more
    finished side showing in order to stick the logo on that face. If you go no logo, then
    you can have the rough textured finish showing, which is what is shown in these pictures.

    If you order the same less expensive package and want the logo, I'm happy to mail
    the logo I got to you. The wife voted no logo and as I was thinking the same way,
    decided not to intall it. It's red. Probably would look great under your yellow
    hood: Yellow, black and red....yeah!
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Well, Don, not being the expert, my first gun was a Devilbiss. I think it's
    a name that is well respected in the paint community. Most sold now are
    HVLP..high volume, low pressure guns and is recommended.

    I bought mine at the first paint shop I found selling auto paint; but, later
    was suprised to find some great deals on line. For instance, I found a
    set of guns, HVLP, one larger (for shooting the car in general) and one
    smaller detail gun, maybe more appropriate for door jams and the like, and
    was blown away to see a price of $150 for both in a nice little plastic
    carrying case.....Tinster, you can add this one to your trunk tools and
    carry it nicely....

    My son bought a book that helped me to the extent it showed spray patterns
    to be acheived. This will tell you if and when you've acheived the proper
    air/pressure/material mixes before you shoot.

    I say go for it....it is work but very rewarding....and if you get a scratch
    or ding, you can fix it yourself.
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    I have used DeVilbiss Finishline HVLP for primer and solid colors with pretty good results (about $130). I also have a DeVilbiss Plus gun (higher pressure but compliant with reg's - about $300) for metallics and pearls (the HVLP doesn't give as good atomization so it isn't as good for metallics or pearls). A less expensive no-name brand HVLP (maybe $100) is probably Ok for primer and maybe for solid colors, too. I don't think you can get even the bottom of the line Sata for less than about $450 but they are supposed to be really good.

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Okay, Paul. Go here for that insulator: https://www.the928leathershop.com
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    The HVLP guns use a lot of air, so make sure your compressor is up to the job. Also, make sure you have a good oil and water filter and a good regulator.

    Different paints take different nozzles. Primers and primer filter use large openings (1.4-1.6 mm) then finish guns (0.8-1.2mm). These numbers are for the conventional guns I use. Get a cheap gun for primers and put the rest into a better gun for finish work.

    Also, the gravity feed guns (pot on top) cannot be used to spray overhead. If you are going to spray overhead, you will need a siphon gun (pot of bottom).

    I have found the hardest work is in the surface preparation. Do not underestimate the effort to get a smooth foundation. The hardest part for me in spraying is to get a just wet enough surface to allow a good flow of the paint, without sags or runs.

    You will also need a clean, well ventilated area in which to paint, with the proper respirators or positive pressure clean air supply mask.

    Painting is a very rewarding experience.
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    For amateur painters, of which I definitely am a member, I think the Vaper brand guns work fine. About $50 at Northern tool if I have that right. Never tested on large panel sprays, but for small stuff I'm really pleased. HVLP has made it easier, in my opinion, than the with the older guns. I still have a conventional and very costly Devilbiss I used about 20 years ago, but with the HVLP guns I think it will go straight to the museum.

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by TR4nut
    ... I still have a conventional and very costly Devilbiss I used about 20 years ago, but with the HVLP guns I think it will go straight to the museum.

    Randy
    You can send the Devilbiss to <span style="font-weight: bold">Ray's Santa Cruz Paint Spraying Museum </span>(donation not deductible), where it will be prominently displayed (when not in use).
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    OK, I'll take you up on that. I just ordered the insulator kit, less the decal.

    I'll PM you my address.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by TR6oldtimer
    Also, the gravity feed guns (pot on top) cannot be used to spray overhead. If you are going to spray overhead, you will need a siphon gun (pot of bottom).
    Some of the gravity feed guns (like my DeVilbiss Plus gun) have plastic baggie liners for the cups. These seal up after you put in the paint and you can then spray at any angle. The liners also help make cleanup a little easier.

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brosky
    OK, I'll take you up on that. I just ordered the insulator kit, less the decal.

    I'll PM you my address.

    Thanks,

    Paul
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Don,

    It's now fall in RI. It was the last of the bills to fall off the money tree. Luckily, I got them before my neighbor got home and saw them.
    Paul Rego
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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    Paul: Your decal will be in Monday's UPS mail. I actually did respond
    as well to the private message. Give us a nice picture shot once it is
    installed.
    Dennis

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    Re: Painted the underside of my hood today. Wanna C?

    An update on the hood insulater. I glued mine onto the hood this weekend
    and my experience was that as I glued the thing into place, it had a
    slight tendency to stretch. So on loose lay, it may fit right into place,
    but upon gluing, I pushed bottom to top and got a bit of extra material
    at the top that I had to trim. Could have allowed for this and not
    trimmed had I been aware of the stretch issue.
    Dennis

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