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Old 24th May 2018, 14:51   #106
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is it an alloy containing lead or is it plain lead used as a filler?
lead and tin I believe. I've never used it of course, but do have some leftover sticks of lead that I bought off an old tin worker.
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Perhaps. It was popular much before my time. I've only seen it on cars that we've stripped. Never in a tin.
It feels similar to metal paste, but has a greenish-whitish colour.
Pankaj,

Yes, indeed this was a product that was used by auto painters of yester years. There was a make called "Solar" in the market, which was made in Japan and hence, commonly referred to as "Japan Putty". It was used by painters attached to garages like TVS, Webbs etc.

The main purpose of this was for getting a good adhesion of finish paint on the auto surface which has already been protected by and filled with finishers etc. It has a good filling quality and very good for filling deep scratch etc which primer surfacer will not be able to do.

It was easily spreadable by putty knife, filling to depth, fast drying and hardening thus enabling easy sanding without loss of much time. It could be easily finished to flatness (feather edge?) and the smooth finish which will not absorb wet paint.

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Some more updates

The removal of paint on all the doors has been completed
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Redoxide paint job done to protect the metal
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Now work is starting on the bonnet. Where the arrows are marked, we note that the chassis number has been punched.
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The numbers on the bonnet are matching to the chassis numbers.
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Been terribly busy at work and as a result not been going to the workshop, so sorry for the lack of updates.

In the mean time, the July Issue of the Official Journal of the Daimler and Lanchester Club, "The Driving Member" features my article on the car. Nothing new to the BHPians, but still thought of sharing

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