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filcool

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Cobalt cruiser
« on: 18, July, 2008 - 20:51:27 »
Heres some update pics of my C5 body shell

Its taken 5 hours to remove and blend out scuffs and scratches,

             2 coats of plastic adhesion primer

             3 coats of high build primer to cover stipple effect and light scratches

             9 hours of sanding and smoothing the primer

             2 coats of cobalt blue paint

             and 3 coats of laquer for that sleek finish.

Heres the pics from 1985 run around to cobalt cruiser see what you think.
































cheers phil

jomac

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #1 on: 18, July, 2008 - 20:56:37 »
Thats a really nice colour as well Phil, thats going to look smart when finished, any graphics?

filcool

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #2 on: 18, July, 2008 - 21:24:04 »
Yeh i might get some silver graphics with the sinclair logo for down the side and maybe some other bits and pieces.


id like to get some scotland stickers for down beside the front light as well.

Dont know what else yet!!!

cheers phil

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #3 on: 29, August, 2008 - 12:38:49 »
nooooo graphics they will look tacky

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Painting a shell
« Reply #4 on: 11, December, 2009 - 23:45:58 »
One of the best job's I've seen maybe of some help Alan

Heres some update pics of my C5 body shell

Its taken 5 hours to remove and blend out scuffs and scratches,

             2 coats of plastic adhesion primer

             3 coats of high build primer to cover stipple effect and light scratches

             9 hours of sanding and smoothing the primer

             2 coats of cobalt blue paint

             and 3 coats of laquer for that sleek finish.

Heres the pics from 1985 run around to cobalt cruiser see what you think.
































cheers phil


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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #5 on: 12, December, 2009 - 20:26:53 »
fabulous paint job and colour chosen, reckon it would also look great in 'candy apple red' as used on the bike/car pimping shows

not sure if mine is as 'bad' as this one started out and would so really like advice/method on getting the shell so brilliantly glass smooth in prep for painting.

hope philcool will either post or pm me  :-* :-* please).

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #6 on: 12, December, 2009 - 22:04:39 »
Alan - not sure if you spotted the other thread on this excellent c5;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=236.msg3191#msg3191

...you could always email him direct for some advice, click on the envelope symbol under his profile name.

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #7 on: 13, December, 2009 - 19:30:05 »
Alan - not sure if you spotted the other thread on this excellent c5;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=236.msg3191#msg3191

...you could always email him direct for some advice, click on the envelope symbol under his profile name.

Thanks KARL

i've been watching as many threads as possible to glean the advice, current dank weather don't allow for decent spraying so ideal to do the research now then gear up for the spray job.

that is truly a fantastic colour for a C5 livery, i wonder how a blue JPS would fare lol!

hope to CU at Brooklands, do we need to book to bring our machines or just turn up?

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alan

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #8 on: 14, December, 2009 - 16:05:27 »
I followed Fezzas instructions when painting my body shell, and i think mine turned out okay.
The main difference between his and mine is that i did mine outside, and i used aerosols.

The plastic adhesion primer is very important as without it, the paint will fall off.
I got this one https://www.waysideadhesives.com/Plastic-Adhesion-Promoter--87_prod.php . Think i used 2 cans of this

I also used their highbuild primer.
https://www.waysideadhesives.com/Highbuild-Primer-Filler--54_prod.php

I got 2 cans of this, but then ended up getting another can from Halfords. I also got the top coat , Ford purple velvet , from Halfords.

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #9 on: 14, December, 2009 - 19:04:09 »
thanks Daz,

really after how you smoothed the shell so well, as you know it has it own fine dimples on it?

polishing bonnet on a spinner, 'wet n dry' or cutting compound a cloth and loads of elbow grease.

(i'm hoping it wass the polishing bonnet - me being a lazy devil  ::))

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #10 on: 14, December, 2009 - 21:23:51 »
I used wet n dry and a lot of elbow grease  :D

Basically i went over it then felt for any patches that were still rough, and then did it again .. and again, and again.

It did take a while and was quite boring, but it is worth it in the end.
I did use a sander to do it initially, but then found that by using wet n dry by hand, i could get into all the little bits alot better.

Daz

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Re: Cobalt cruiser
« Reply #11 on: 14, December, 2009 - 22:34:47 »
I used wet n dry and a lot of elbow grease  :D
Daz


thanks DAz for the info, might have to bribe the grandkids into doing he graft  ;D

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