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Old 7th March 2006, 23:54   #91
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have enjoyed reading your excited log on your car restoration.
pictures being posted at every stage and over-looking the operation yourself. very nice indeed! can't wait to see the finished product....
Here's what i was told by the boss.......

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All the best with this. And make it a point to get every stage on camera. I have about 4 albums of my Jeep rebuild.

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GTO...... i have about 400 odd pics of my car right now.....from every possible angle!!
Plus videos of it while i was in the paint booth!!!

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Thats my opinion as i myself prefer a dull rather than a shiny finish on automobiles but you'll probably need a high-quality (scratchproof/high-temperature) black paint so that it doesn't rub off with daily use - and that wouldn't look so good in the long run....

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Hmmm....... will most probably DuPont it black......quality paints!!!
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Old 8th March 2006, 02:05   #93
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Here's the pics people........


The car getting prepped for the job!




The booth.....




The Paint!




The colour.....Nissan 2003 Blue PM Effect B17, P6755 - DuPont




The gun......... DeVilbiss






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The car..........

Engine bay gets sprayed first......








The Doors get their fair share of blue too............




The front fenders are next in line.......




Then the entire car's coated........




Still in the base coat stage......




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Talking More pictures...... > Laquer coat......

The real colour shows when the clear goes on...... its beautiful!!!

Again...the engine bay is the first to get the clear!!!!






The roof with exactly half laquered!! Note the difference!!




The C-pillar in its new found glory!!!




That's me doin some ogling.......!!!
The old surfaces would never reflect me ............ and now here we are!!!




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Awesome color... that was a nice choice.. how many coats will be sprayed?? the more the better.. also i suggest you get the laquer coating done too.. the gloss after thatwill be unbeatable.. and as far as the boards are concerned for the inside door padding leave them in the original color.. dont paint them black.. after constant use the black will peel away and it will look bad..

neat job again bro...
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great work.. the m800 with those rims look classy
what colour are you getting on your car
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Old 8th March 2006, 03:40   #98
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nice colour work.. will surely come to pune to cheak it out
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Good job eddy!
nice set of photos you got there.

For interior padding I agree with Godfather. Keep it as it is.

PS: You planning to get tinted film or V-Cool ? Because those panels might get crazily hot during summer.
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That is an AWESOME colour ED... cant wait to see it completed!!
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Great looking car. Can't wait to see the completely built car. Good luck
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Great work, Edmund.
BTW, how long have you been having this car ? I mean, was it bought as a new car and with you all these years ? Or bought recently as a used car ? How much did you pay for it ?
Asking because, for young guys today, the old M800 is like a relic of the past (one guy in this forum even called it a joker as in "however you change the face of a joker, it still remains a joker" - a very insensitive and ignorant remark). So, I find it surprising that a young guy like you has taken a fascination to this car. Also, its not like you are strapped for cash - am sure that you can afford the latest model - going by the amount you are pumping in for renovating this car.

I am passionate about the old M800. But then we bought it new in '85 and it was our first car and was with us for 20 years, with lots of good memories associated to it. I know how superior it is to the current crop of M800s. The moment indigenisation of the M800 happened, the drop in quality was there for all to see.
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Hey Edmund, your Type-1 800 rocks . Good choice of color and a well executed paint job. I know the feel when you are restoring an out of production automobile..... went through this for my RD350 a few years ago. I have been watching this space eagerly for photos of the painted car.

Please don't paint the interior padding, leave them as is or try and experiment plating\anodising them to hyper-black or powder-coating or maybe treat them with a flame (with a waste piece ofcourse) . What metal is this anyway?

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Great work, Edmund.
Thanks man........ i could do stuff like this forever....if the money gods were in favour!!!

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BTW, how long have you been having this car ? I mean, was it bought as a new car and with you all these years ? Or bought recently as a used car ? How much did you pay for it ?
Bought the car for myself on the 31st of December,2004. Used, however in beautiful condition! Paid 26K, from a software guy whose wife was not willing to part with it even though she had a santro all to herself!!!

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Asking because, for young guys today, the old M800 is like a relic of the past (one guy in this forum even called it a joker as in "however you change the face of a joker, it still remains a joker" - a very insensitive and ignorant remark). So, I find it surprising that a young guy like you has taken a fascination to this car. Also, its not like you are strapped for cash - am sure that you can afford the latest model - going by the amount you are pumping in for renovating this car.
Some people thrive in ignorance, they are eternally forgiven!!! I remember reading that remark but i wasn't affected!! This car has some awe inspiring lines from the 80's, like the Ford Laser, the VW Golf and the Fiat Uno....to name a few!! You look around and all you see are the same monotonous cars...... i'm looking to make that difference!! Plus the qulaity of mass produced of today are nothing to write home about......So when you set the quality standards yourself, you're happier.......that's the way i chose!!
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Paid 26K, from a software guy whose wife was not willing to part with it even though she had a santro all to herself!!!
26K looks like a good deal. I sold mine on 28Nov04 (1 month before you bought it) for 40K. Yours is an 85 model, right ?

I still sometimes think of buying back that car. But then, giving due attention to 2 cars could be tough.
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