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Post by godders_only_knows » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:45 pm

Hi There,

I purchased my imp from a member on this forum (ODV 91G) ready for painting but no MOT...

When I got it I knew it'd sail through a MOT, sure enough she did! So I have been running it around on nice days to keep everything in working order. Now the warmer weather is 'KIND' of here I thought lets get it painted! I have added new wheels since owning it (they're rather dusty at the moment with all the rubbing down, but they shine like a mirror) they're revolutions 13x9's on the rear and 13x8's on the front!

Anyways... I wanted to honor the previous owner with the paint scheme he had set out to do but unfortunately health issues prevented him from finishing it (as you can see on the boot lid) that scheme is Daytona yellow on the lower half and diamond white on the top half.

I started prepping on Friday with my Dad who has done all the filling and sanding whilst I've rubbed the whole car down to key it, as we're going to give it a fresh coat of primer!

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Where the old wing mirrors where, as I have fitted new black bullet style wing mirrors...

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Now we started masking up...

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ENJOY! I will keep adding pictures/updates to this as I go along and hopefully have the finished product added on in a week or so!
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Post by pubcrawler » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:31 pm

Preperation looks good, can't wait to see the finished paint job....well done 8)
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:01 pm

I had my first car (Chevette) painted Daytona Yellow. Great colour!
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Post by ImpManiac » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:01 am

That's very neat masking and preparation. :D It should come out looking nice if you keep that standard up. I'm looking forward to seeing the painted car. :wink:

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Post by bornagain-imp » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:19 pm

As previously said, good looking prep :D keep the pics coming :D
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Post by godders_only_knows » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:17 pm

Thanks very much guys!

Yes preparation is the key as we all know! Took quite some time but hopefully will be worth it. Will get some pictures up later as I've finished masking and just done some filling and shaping up on the driver side rear arch.

I'll keep updating as often as I can, as I say I aim to get it finished at most within the next two weeks - got a local show coming up and want to show it off there! http://fleurdelyscvs.org/
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Post by MuNi_rider » Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:10 pm

Those wheels are meaty!! Im looking forward to seeing this build progress :D
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Post by godders_only_knows » Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:37 pm

Thanks MuNi_rider! Took some finding and serious tyre stretching!

Current state, last night got everything masked up and just doing a little bit of shaping to the rear and rear arch and had to fill out the bonnet a fair bit as it wasn't in great shape!

Today I'm cracking the primer on!!!! :D

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Post by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:20 pm

sorry but newspapers not the best for masking , take it your using celly as this is a home job? the thinners can bring the ink out of the paper,

its not an old wives tale either , guess how I found out :(
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Post by ImpManiac » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:37 pm

I use lining paper - plain, matte wallpaper. Cheap as chips and free of ink. :)

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Post by The Nun » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:44 am

Another point not often mentioned and that is to get the masking tape off again as quickly as possible, only leave it in place for a couple of days at most, as the adhesive degrades and it becomes a pain to get the residue off after that. :wink:
Should look good in Daytona yellow, bright 70s colours suit the IMP well.
They used to say you cant Afford not to have a Ford in Daytona too,
i think the IMPS equivalent/version was Sundance Yellow?
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Post by godders_only_knows » Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:06 pm

Used newspaper many of time before and never had any issues, just sprayed a clubman the other month in the same unit masked up the same way and come out lovely! :D - No I'm using 2K, just prefer it for painting... It'll be in colour very soon. Yeah I personally think the colours should be fairly unique for an Imp! Lets hope so...

My Dad got it sprayed into primer yesterday afternoon. Came out great! Was still in the process of drying when I took the pics.

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I've still got this to fit aswell... Stainless steel! Think it'll sound great.

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Post by Bobbycham » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:06 pm

Are you fitting wide arches on front? as l can see you getting pulled over if you're driving it on rd, assume you didn't have them on for MOT.
Looking good though ,(mine should be in that state within a few weeks) , now no one needs my respray kitty for anything :lol: :lol: Kids eh?
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Post by godders_only_knows » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:09 am

You're right I didn't have them on for the MOT, but I have been driving with them on for a while and passed a few police cars and not been pulled... :shock: No intentions of putting arches on at this stage now.

Yeah - I used Coopers transport to fetch it for me! They're local to where I am in Yorkshire.

Should be putting the white on tonight or tomorrow...
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Post by godders_only_knows » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:59 am

The white is on!! :D My Dad has done a great job considering the conditions we've done it in!! Got a lovely shine to it now

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Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:19 pm

I'd be very cautious about leaving the bin bag masking on the wheels. The paint will blow off the masking and onto your panel work! Found that out years ago :shock:
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Post by godders_only_knows » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:44 am

WE HAVE YELLOW!!

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Just starting today to build it all back up, so I will upload some 'final' pictures of when its all done as a final reveal!

We took all the tape off and paper around an hour after spraying it yellow and the line has come out spot on! Really happy with it.
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:03 pm

godders_only_knows wrote:Really happy with it.
That's the important thing! ^^ :D The car looks really good.

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Post by oli » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:23 pm

Looking back through the photos of it in undercoat - is that a dent that I see in the front of the bonnet on the driver's side..? Surely not? Bonnet hinges in place for spraying?
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Post by godders_only_knows » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:40 am

Yeah slight dent at the front which is covered where the number plate will go, we put that much filler in the bonnet already as you can see in the pictures - plan will be to pick up a good fiberglass one eventually, we could've gone on forever trying to get that bonnet better as it wasn't in good shape at all but now It does look a million dollars and you won't see that dent when the plate is in place.

Yes bonnet hinges on for spraying, which were masked up. You'll find you can leave most parts on as long as you're good at masking up... :wink: as there isn't any overspray or marks on the hinges after taking the masking tape off, which is the case for all the other parts too. Preparation is key!

Also the bonnet wasn't on the car when it was sprayed, it was put back on after being sprayed separately.

Putting the final touches on it tonight building it all back up! I genuinely can't believe how amazing it looks, its like its not my car! Looks totally different, in the best way possible! :D Can't wait to show her to you all!
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Post by eddie » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:44 am

I am getting towards this stage. Could you tell me exactly what topcoat paint you are using and where you bought it.
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Post by godders_only_knows » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:31 pm

Hi Eddie,

That's an exciting time for you then!

The paint I used is Upol 2K for the white and Dupont 2K for the yellow. I get them from a bloke at an autojumble in Newark http://www.newarkautojumble.co.uk/ - he is located in the building on the right just as you walk in the main gate (there is only one building as it is mainly stalls outside) for 2.5 ltr of each paint, 2.5ltr of primer, thinners, hardener it cost me £160; which is cheap for that amount of paint!
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Post by godders_only_knows » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:22 am

She's home!!

Over the moon with her, could not be happier - my Dad has done an amazing job prepping and spraying it.

Would love to here all your thoughts on comments on it! Cheers guys! :D

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Post by Duk » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:53 am

Looks great :D nice to see the car back to being used rather than disapearing again!
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Post by ImpManiac » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:31 am

Wow! :shock: That looks really good! :mrgreen: The colour combination works well and the finish looks good too, although it is difficult to tell from photographs. But I would be very pleased if mine came out that well.

What's next for your Imp? :?:

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Post by godders_only_knows » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:07 pm

Wow thanks guys! Yes to be honest I'm not just saying this but the pictures don't do it justice; it looks even better in person!

Yeah the yellow isn't too 'in your face' its just right I think.

I've got a new manifold and stainless steel exhaust to fit which I can't wait to do.

Going to get some nice retro bucket seats and a roll cage and get the inside painted.

Need to order my side trims too and get them fitted!

Just general little bits that will keep adding to it I guess! This is the nice stage of just 'tinkering' I guess haha!
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Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:30 pm

I didnt think this would work as a colour scheme
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Post by godders_only_knows » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:27 pm

Cheers Noddy! Nice one!
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Post by capriman » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:26 pm

Love the colour scheme suits the car really well.

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Post by colin rooney » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:02 pm

looks nice hope your going to buy your dad a few pints

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Post by 617sqn » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:51 pm

Very nice colour scheme. Be very proud :mrgreen:

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Post by Bobbycham » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:51 pm

Looks really nice.
Should get Coopers to update their transport advert with an after restoration photo :lol: :lol:
Still think you'll get pulled for those front wheels though :wink: just a matter of time.
Now it's a head turner it will be more interesting to pull you over.
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Post by godders_only_knows » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:05 pm

Yes definitely owe him a pint!

Certainly is an eye opener

I've passed many police cars this weekend and still nothing... Your hopes of me being pulled hasn't come true yet :? . The wheel tread doesn't pertrude the arches as the tread sits under the arches, it's only the side wall that's exposed from the body which I was under the impression was ok? With my brother working in the police force he's said he sees nothing wrong with it?? But I guess another officer may disagree?? When you see some of the cars with the 'euro' 'dub' style look to them they stick out much further than mine.

Either way the wheels look too good to change! I'll just have to add more negative camber to them to pull in
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Post by Duk » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:38 pm

The actual rule is a bit hazy, tread under the arch should* be okay as you are legally allowed 20mm of poke from the arches (ie the lip of the rim). It will come down to the individual copper as I got pulled for camber despite there been no rules, got a producer which was a waste of time as I was back to using it daily the day after!he didnt really know what he was on about 8)
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Post by The Nun » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:26 pm

Quite a lot of the old classic Minis are still in use with the front wheels sticking out beyond the arch edge, never heard of one of those being stopped for that reason??
Thing is to make sure the rest of the car is top notch and you drive it responsibly, many cars are pulled over because they are speeding, too noisy or it looks a bit of a shed, then its a chance for them to go to town on other issues too.
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Post by godders_only_knows » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:51 pm

Yeah exactly!

Anyways... Enough of that! Here are some more pictures, taken from a show on Friday afternoon

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These were taken before the show started... Hence no other cars around, apart from the odd one - got there really early to avoid any traffic etc... There was nearly 1000 classics there by 5pm
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Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:39 pm

Looking good! 8) Where was the show?

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Post by tiker » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:46 pm

Hi car looks great love the two tone, how do you get the two colours so flat where they meet do you clear lacquer the whole car once its all done?
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Post by oli » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:21 am

Car looks great - wheels look ridiculous... :roll:
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