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post #431 of 483 (permalink) Old 11-25-2018, 10:04 AM
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Dave: "Uebung macht den Meister", or practice makes perfect (loosely translated).
You have obviously mastered a good technique that gives great results. Congrats!!!

FYI: I once on a hot day doing MB Black after the 4th or 5th clear coat it turned "milky". I just kept going, and, miraculously by the next day it was perfectly clear. Never had that again.
Never ever had a run doing the quick coats 5-10 mins max.
I'm an amateur DIY painter, not a pro.
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Just throwing in my two cents here. Three clear coats only. First one kind of a quick dusting. Second one complete coverage but thin coat. Third as thick as you can get it without runs (this one comes with experience).

Also when painting, put the panel in the correct position it will be when affixed to the car (vertical vs. horizontal). Very important especially with metallics. It is not recommended to do a panel on this day then another panel on that day. Color variations will be very noticeable when the panels are later placed side by side. The best way is to paint and clear jambs, undersides of hoods, etc. then assemble the car and do an all over paint job. Silver is also one of the toughest to get to look good. They seem to "tiger stripe" very easily. Your work is really looking good Dave! For some reason my thumbnails are now all showing. ???
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OK, here we go, my W220 resurrection is back again

BTW, the Car is Chalcedonblau 347, not Silver, it's a very pale Metallic Blue, but my photo's hardly show it.

Yeah, when I first started I did the Trunk Lid 3 times before I was happy due to it having slight Tiger Stripes
I'm not having any edge to edge matching issues, always painting in the same direction, and have 10 litres, well around 7 now, of RFU pre thinned Basecoat so no variation = good matching ......................

Well either that or I just got lucky so far

I haven't finished the W220, but I have done the hardest part of it, was supposed to have had the 2 left doors finished yesterday evening, but things never go to plan, and I ended up Clear Coating them today.

My only problem here really is the shape and layout of my workshop, and the fact the S Class is way longer at it's front than rear, plus the location of my lift posts ..................

When I did the 2 Right Doors I was able to open and close them around the Lift Post, without having to move the Car, but the 2 Left Doors needed the Car the other way round, i.e. reversed into the workshop, and this meant I had to keep opening the Workshop Doors to roll the Car forward for opening and closing the Left Front car Door

Translated I then lose all the heat outta the Workshop, and have to re heat each time etc etc, as it's sub zero temps outside this made the entire process a complete [email protected] ache

I would definitely have been quicker to have completely stripped both Doors, then taken them off the Car and done them on a bench, but then I have nowhere dry for the Car to stand with no Doors on it ..................... Catch 22

Anyway, I've finished Clear Coat around 3pm, she's now un masked, and these 2 Doors, like the panels for Mels C Class, and the S Classes Side Skirts etc have come out lovely straight out of the DeVilbiss Gun

They will only need minimal polishing, when the Valet and Polishing Stage arrives.

I'll spend an hour fitting it all back together in the morning before I start back on the growing queue of Customers Cars building up outside now

There is Rear Fenders and Roof left to do, before she can go back on the road, which I will do all in one hit soon. These do not need anywhere near as much masking and messing around, and I can get right around them however I park it in the Workshop

After that Rear Bumper and Bonnet, (Hood), are the only bit's left, but as neither of these are that off Colour or needing work, I will do them at my leisure whilst I am using the Car

I'll take a week off in a month or 2 to do the Roof and Rear Fenders ..............

All in all a happy "Bunny", and I've definitely cracked the Clear Coat now

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You would like the model I have on my desk at work!
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You would like the model I have on my desk at work!
Where did you get that gorgeous model ??????????????

I just gotta get me one some time soon, and do a mini paintwork project so the wheels match mine etc etc


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Indeed, these are nice models. Here is mine - a 1:18 Maisto Premiere Edition (pre-facelift). The label on the "showroom" display says 1998, but even with European model years, that probably relates to the first year is was unveiled, possibly at an auto show.

And now, Dave, it is yours. Even if the steering wheel is on the proper side!!
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Yes, that's the same as mine - the Maisto model.
I had lots of these growing up and my parents have since given them away. So sad!
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Hi Guys,

Wow, these really are very beautiful Models

Once again, this really is appreciated, it will be treasured, many many thanks Warren, I can't wait for Mel to see it

Cheers
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Hi Guys,

Well below is a paintwork pic that I took outside tonight when it was dark, with Workshop lights shining at the front of the Car to try and capture the different "colour hues" of the "Chalcedon Blau" Paintwork as the light alters along the length of the Car, it goes from "Silver" looking to "Blue" looking, but as usual my pix don't do it justice
The best one I got was the one below, of the Left Front Door, and also bearing in mind this paintwork is "off the gun" so not polished at all, and it is very dark outside, see the reflection of Mels C Class standing along side it

When the Car is done I will see if I can get a better picture with my Canon DSLR up on here, but I fear the files will be too big
All my pics on Benzworld are just shot with a crappy Samsung "point and shoot" that I keep in the Workshop

Also included are pictures showing how I am fitting it up with maximum care and protection from future rust ............

I have Waxoyled the fixing clips for the Door Window Trims and put little pieces of pvc insulating tape over the doors edges where the clips go, Waxoyled behind the Plastic Door Mouldings fixing holes, and behind the Door Handle holes rubbers

Also I've Waxoyled inside the channel of the brand new Mercedes Door Bottom Lip Rubbers you can see the Waxoyl at the moment on the Door bottoms (yellowy greasy look), once it all sets nicely I will tidy it up with a damp rag, that is the best protection I can give it for the future.

I have also Waxoyled up inside the Doors drain holes, and before she hits the road again I will have all the Doors Interior Trims off and Waxoyl from inside as well.

With any luck she'll be ready for the road spring time, so all the salt will be away by then

Finally the Front Bumper Primer is now wet flatted, hopefully I'll get it painted and clear coated by the end of this weekend, and find some time next week to refit it

Then it will be Rear Bumper off, and start prepping the Rear Fenders and Roof ready for Paint

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed I have not refitted the Chrome / shiny Stainless Strips to the Door Mouldings yet, there is a very very very good reason for this.................

But it is "Top Secret" right now, however when the Car is almost complete you will see why ...................

Oh the suspense



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