New from Perth, Western Australia. 81 Merc 300D

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New from Perth, Western Australia. 81 Merc 300D

Post by 81Merc300D on February 1st 2012, 10:44 pm

Hi everyone!
I have wanted to give my '81 Mercedes 300D a new coat of paint for a long time but the 'tradition' way is just too expensive and messy for me. I stumbled across the $50 paint job link and have never looked back!

This is Vincent (my fiance calls all our cars by name and it has rubbed off)



He is rock solid reliable, never owned an engine like the one in him, has been running on waste vegetable oil for approx 5 years and probably will for many more.

I am in Perth, Australia and it is hard to find top coat Rustoleum here so I have found an alternative at my local hardware store Bunnings:



I have been experiementing with a mix of this Rust-guard paint, Penetrol and Mineral Turpentine (as far as I understand it Mineral Turps is the aussie equivalent of Mineral Spirits) on my BBQ Lid, here is a picture of the BBQ Lid with a few coats on, no sanding was done at the time of this picture:



As you can see only the top was painted leaving the sides so i could pick it up and move it Smile

As soon as can get a good result on my BBQ Lid then i am moving onto the merc, will post in the Projects thread when that happens. I have been reading this forum for a while and picked up many great tips, it is great to see lots of input and help shared around.
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Re: New from Perth, Western Australia. 81 Merc 300D

Post by cac1967 on February 3rd 2012, 12:46 am

Welcome to our group, can't wait to see the 300d in a fresh coat of black!!!!!
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Re: New from Perth, Western Australia. 81 Merc 300D

Post by 63Falconconvert on February 3rd 2012, 7:24 pm

Welcome.....Glad you found us. Looking forward to seeing you car in the project thread.
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