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Postby royjess » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks Andy,

Alan has cut the metal right back to good metal. He is also spraying on top of the etch primer this black sealant paint that stops any reaction between the paints.
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Postby Andy616 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:34 pm

Sounds like a proper job. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 am

Yes, Alan is doing a very proper job :handgestures-thumbupleft:

The side skirt is going back on and the doors are being hung back on

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Postby royjess » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:30 pm

I was hoping to see some fresh new red paint on the car by this evening, it now looks like I might need to move the MOT back again :(

The skirt has now been fitted ready for priming

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Postby casper » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:01 am

Been watching this thread and I'm impressed with the work Roy, doing a great job.
Not sure if I could take on something this big but a Bike maybe :think:
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby baby_astons » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:56 pm

roy, watching here silently - what an amazing new job on the metal restoration -
personally I like the clean and tidy looks of the little miata over the aftermarket skirts conversion (but thankfully you didn't go for the aston martin grille) -
especilly, as the polyester stuff serves as a fine cradle for newly acquired rust and troubles - but as they say here, tastes and smacks are non-negotiable ;)
you'll at least rust (arrrrrrr, rest) assured, everything is properly done under a superb new paint job...
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Postby royjess » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks for your comments. Jess and I are both looking forward to be able to take her out with the roof down in the nice weather.
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Postby royjess » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:09 pm

The car is now in Jessica's favourite colour, it's a good job it's just primer.

Hopefully the Red and clear coat will will go on tomorrow. The MOT has been pushed back again to the 18th May

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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:03 am

There's a light at the end of the tunnel ! Glad you're not staying with pink :laughing-rolling:
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Postby royjess » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:17 pm

I've just been down to see the car, and Alan was currently wet sanding the pink ready for it to be sprayed Red on Sunday
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Postby baby_astons » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:57 pm

absolutely correct pink base coat - the red will be shining like a ferrari...
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Postby royjess » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:24 pm

baby_astons wrote:absolutely correct pink base coat - the red will be shining like a ferrari...


Jess thought it was a Ferrari when I first dated her, but mind you she was on the bottle :obscene-drinkingdrunk:

The car has been sprayed with some protective stone chip paint

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Tue May 02, 2017 9:29 pm

I went to view the car today, I was expecting to see it in red, but it was still pink :(

Alan found that the primer had some hairline cracks appearing in four places, so he had to re-do those areas with primer :angry-banghead:

Just around 30 minutes ago he posted these photos on Facebook along with this comment

"First two coats of base,another three coats to go then the clearcoat. Long night ahead"

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby number1 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Looks a superb job, hope he's not charging overtime rates :laughing-rolling:
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Thu May 04, 2017 8:09 am

I think this work has gone way over budget, however they won't tell me the true cost as this has become more of a project than a job and to Alan. He loves working on the older cars and have no interest (but still works on) the newer cars. I believe that this has now become a labour of love for Alan despite (in his own words) now being the worst car that he has ever worked on.

The car is now nice an shiny

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Thu May 04, 2017 4:22 pm

Hi Roy ! looking very good, It must seem like your dreams and expectations are coming to fruition :auto-car:
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Postby Mark » Fri May 05, 2017 5:25 am

Looks like it will be worth every penny !! Can't get over the shine !!
Lucky it's being looked after by craftsmen who love their work.
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby wingnut » Fri May 05, 2017 4:54 pm

Hi Roy, Will you be doing any "Mods" to the wheels ?
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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Fri May 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Mark wrote:Looks like it will be worth every penny !! Can't get over the shine !!
Lucky it's being looked after by craftsmen who love their work.


I'm just back from seeing the car with my own eyes, and wow, the shine on that paintwork, unbelievable considering Alan has yet to wet sand it and grind the paint to buff it up :o

wingnut wrote:Hi Roy ! looking very good, It must seem like your dreams and expectations are coming to fruition :auto-car:
Cheers, Mike.


I'm hoping it won't be long now, three months without a car can seem like an eternity, I'm now getting impatient :shifty:

wingnut wrote:Hi Roy, Will you be doing any "Mods" to the wheels ?
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No, but Alan is going to make them look like new again


I should be getting some more update pics tonight and I'll post them on here as soon as I get them

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Re: MX5 Eunos - Ladies car to Boy racer

Postby royjess » Fri May 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Here is the up dates on the wheels, bonnet, boot and doors

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