1971 Triumph Spit6 Project - Introduction

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Post by PetefromTn on April 8th 2011, 9:56 pm

There is a fellow local to me here I met one day that has one of these cars and he totally redid it. It is really a beautiful fun car. He painted it a powder blue with white accents. He redid the front bumber into two like split bumperettes and had them rechromed. Makes the whole front of the car look much more european looking. It also had a smoothed out rear section and a rollbar that matched. It had some nice retro looking sportscar rims and it was just a really gorgeous looking car. Yours is coming along nicely. I am SLOWLY working on my Fiero GT in the same color. Keep up the good work. peace

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Post by Wannabebodyman on April 23rd 2011, 10:45 am

I'm a British car fan too, I have a MGB. When I spray rustoleum or alkyd enamel I thin it with urethane thinner or lacquer thinner. Dryes fast enough to be able to put a heavy enough coat on to get it lay slick. i will usually put some omni or shopline acrylic enamel hardner in it so if I want to recoat it in a couple of days it won't lift. I have even clear coated tractor supply paint after a couple of weeks. Your car looks nice.
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Project Complete

Post by spit6 on July 27th 2011, 5:44 pm

All done...

Came out OK... 6 out of 10. Lots of hindsight:

1. Should of primed the whole car and sanded it down to get rid of the sanding marks Sad

2. Needed a couple more coats of paint. I can see dark spots if I look closely enough

3. Should of done a guide coat and block sanded the car. Would of showed where I needed some glaze putty to fill imperfections.

Overall I am happy... mostly that it is over and I can enjoy driving the car!



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Post by rmdhokie on July 27th 2011, 6:53 pm

Looks great from here. Thanks for sharing your lessons learned. I wish I did a guide coat as well.
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