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the windows may cause you problems with pc plod as it now looks like a van instead of a car

 

So :good:

 

The front side windows and windscreen, need to let 75% light through, to be legal.

 

Mine lets 100% light through.

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great job mate,looks the biz,i reckon my paj might be getting a coat of nato green soon... :good:

 

DAZ

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think the swb shogun may be gettin changed from red over silver :good: :blink: :blink:

 

when youve done it hodge,you could come round and show me how it looks,then ill decide

on mine..

 

DAZ

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That looks great, mate. I'm toying with the idea of doing a similar thing in a year or two.

 

Few questions:

 

Do you have a link for the supply of the NATO paint?

Did you do any key work to the panels prior to painting?

Edit: I see you sanded it, but did you undercoat?

How easy were the windows to paint? Any sign of it not taking to the surface?

 

Cheers.

Edited by humperdingle

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So what paint did you use in the end?

 

 

That looks great, mate. I'm toying with the idea of doing a similar thing in a year or two.

 

Few questions:

 

Do you have a link for the supply of the NATO paint?

Did you do any key work to the panels prior to painting?

Edit: I see you sanded it, but did you undercoat?

How easy were the windows to paint? Any sign of it not taking to the surface?

 

Cheers.

 

 

http://www.anchorsupplies.com/paint.htm :rolleyes:

 

Just rubbed the whole car down with some 240 grit wet and dry sand paper, gave the car another good wash to get the paint dust off, no undercoat needed as the old paint does that job.

 

I used Plastikote matt black primer on the windows first, then the next day rolled over them :lol:

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So :rolleyes:

 

The front side windows and windscreen, need to let 75% light through, to be legal.

 

Mine lets 100% light through.

better tell insurance company, as technically speaking you have modified it. i.e. windows

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better tell insurance company, as technically speaking you have modified it. i.e. windows

 

I know mate, and I already have :rolleyes:

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better tell insurance company, as technically speaking you have modified it. i.e. windows

Really, it does still have windows just covered in paint.

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That looks much 'cooler'!

How much of that 5L tin did you get through and was it just the one top-coat.

 

I have put 2 coats on so far and I have 1/4 of a tin left :drinks:

 

I will put another coat on in a few days once the paint has dried /cured properly :yes:

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Top job that, highly impressive finish. I would love a little jimny in that colour, well done mate :drinks:

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Cheers :yes:

 

Dont think I will lacquer it as I wanna keep the shine down :lol:

 

 

you could always use a Matt Laquer :drinks: would protect the Nato Green from chipping off somewhat as Im sure it will in time

 

Les :lol:

Edited by Lez325

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you could always use a Matt Laquer :blink: would protect the Nato Green from chipping off somewhat as Im sure it will in time

 

Les :yes:

 

I have had a quick look around the ''web'' and cant find anything on a matt finish lacquer for synthetic paints :oops:

 

I could just give it another coat every year :yes:

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