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  1. #101 Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall 
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    If I were you I would have a read about 2pack paint and the damage it can do to your health. Plus once the colour or basecoat is on you then need 2-3 or more coats of clear coat or finish that will give you your shiny finish, that's after you have rubbed down the basecoat so that the shiny finish will be perfect.
    The bit that can ruin your health is the fumes (isocyanate) you must wear a full hood spray mask with force feed air.
    That's it roughly in a nutshell the rest is up to you, and reading about what risks you want to take.
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    Thanks Phil. I have heard about the health risks of 2k and would take precautions.
    I have an old Ďmarket stallí type frame with massive tarpaulin that I was going to use outside the garage for spraying. Also I have a respirator with cartridges for use with solvent fumes.
    Reading further into the legislation you can still get cellulose paint but for use only with classic and vintage cars, perfect as the Marlin is registered as historic.
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    Update on my dash. All wired in and everything doing what it should. Engine wired up but my battery is as good as dead. Day and night charging and just enough power to turn the engine over a few times to confirm the oil pressure light go out and check I have a spark.

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    For cellulose look at agricultural dealers they supply it for tractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Thanks Phil. I have heard about the health risks of 2k and would take precautions.
    I have an old Ďmarket stallí type frame with massive tarpaulin that I was going to use outside the garage for spraying. Also I have a respirator with cartridges for use with solvent fumes.
    Reading further into the legislation you can still get cellulose paint but for use only with classic and vintage cars, perfect as the Marlin is registered as historic.
    As I understand it you need a ďspacemanĒ suit with an umbilical air supply a respirator is not going to hack it.

    Iíve heard a few people talk of using boat paint on their cars and getting a good finish. Iíve even heard that a roller application is possible. Iíve not knowingly seen a car painted in this way so I canít say if itís any good or not.
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    I got an excellent finish on a classic dinghy using 2 pack pu and a roller(think it was supposedly a quality roller for varnish) - I realise a boat is a different beast but most of the surfaces are similar, just problematic with the louvres, but again a quality brush would probably achieve good results!
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    Thanks for the replies. Think I will go for the cellulose, keep with what I know how to use.
    Cheers,
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    My mobile paint shop, not ideal but it keeps the garage clean.

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    What colour am I painting it? I will update later.
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    In this weather it will work as a low bake oven as well, just make sure you use a filter mask especially if
    you are using self etch primers.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Thanks Ben, I am using cellulose with a respirator suitable for solvent fumes.
    Anyway gone for Tornado red, just the scuttle at the moment. Just got to leave it for a couple of days then flatten off then out with the T-cut and polisher.

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