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Roller painted Roadster

Post by Hoopsbhoy on May 7th 2013, 4:50 pm

Link to album with more pics and for those who don't want to read my babbling on:

http://s1220.photobucket.com/user/hoopsbhoy/library/Roadster?sort=3&page=1


There comes a time in everyoneís life when they realise itís time to change a few things. For some itís drinking less, others itís drinking more. For many itís that time when you start to put economy and comfort over fun, your coilovers are higher and softer, you ask yourself if that exhaust is really suitable. What happened to enjoying cars? And when did it all become about who could spend the most money?
Lower, harder, completely impractical, cheap, but seriously fun (the car by the way).





The car was cheap, I spent very little on it after buying it and I just want to enjoy it. I rolled the paint on (YUP). More so to see what it would be like than anything, the plan was to spray it but with the space I had it wasn't feasible so I went at it with a roller. Itís far from perfect mainly due to my laziness and impatience if iím honest, but itís the colour I wanted and itís better than it was when I got it. I am doing d4c in July so if time and space permits I will wet sand it back and give it a coat with the gun to tidy it up, but honestly I am not bothered. Less work gone into it means less worry about scratching or breaking anything.



Technically itís not finished (when is a car ever) but I want to drive it not look at it in the garden. Have a hydro, front bumper, passo wing & door that will go on eventually and I need to get a radio (still rocking the one from japland).





I love how it sits so low but the bottom of it is going to be destroyed at this height.



A replacement k&N panel filter is the extent of engine mods. No shiny bits here, apart from that rocker cover :icon_cool:



Hopefully this doesn't draw attention, although the car will probably take care of that by itself #AINTCARE



Arches were rolled/flared with a hammer :thumbsup:









Spec:
Mazda Eunos Roadster (R-limited)
Fresh NCT
1.8
Torsen lsd
Lightened Flywheel
4 : 3 : 1 Final drive
TA Technix Coilovers
Timing advanced 2 degrees
XXR 501ís 15x8 et15
Tyres 195 x 50 (Front-Hankook evo, rearsĖwhatever is cheap)
5mm rear spacer
Front upper strut brace
Standard red interior
Wooden Nardi wheel
GV replica front lip
K&N Panel filter
Reflectors removed
Colour Ė Matt Nato Green



I'm aware it's not to some peoples taste, so keeping that in mind all comments are welcome.

EDIT: Not exactly a project thread but more the finished thing. Painted using rollers with matt enamel nato green in my shed. Paint was from paints4trade in the UK.
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Post by 63Falconconvert on May 7th 2013, 9:05 pm

Hey steering wheel is on the wrong side... affraid

Your car looks amazing!!!!
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Post by Samilcar on May 8th 2013, 9:44 am

I like the red interior/matte green exterior color combination.
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Post by cac1967 on May 11th 2013, 2:50 pm

Nice ride man!!!!
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Post by street_ride14 on May 18th 2013, 7:11 pm

NIce color choice.
Can you post a picture of the paint canister, Matt Nato Green. I'd like to know who makes this type of paint as there are many variations of matt nato green out there, and yours looks good, thanks
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