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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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We have completed the tinkering and tapping of the car. The next stage we will start the paint job.

The tapping work can been seen on the front fender
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Tapping on the rear fender
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Work on the doors and cracks were fixed
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On the front roof there seems that in the past, there was a mast or light mounted. The was closed as we have no idea as to what was mounted in the past.
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On the front roof there seems that in the past, there was a mast or light mounted. The was closed as we have no idea as to what was mounted in the past.
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Most Mysore saloon cars of the post WWII period had either a Silver Shield shaped Crest or the Gandaberunda above the windshield header.

Many also had the Crest on the doors and in front of the radiator.

Examples from Silver Wraiths WGC31 and WYA83 attached.

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Most Mysore saloon cars of the post WWII period had either a Silver Shield shaped Crest or the Gandaberunda above the windshield header.
Many also had the Crest on the doors and in front of the radiator.
I wish this had survived in my car. Thanks for sharing Travancore

Post completion of tinkering, the putty work, sanding and primer work has started in right earnest.

Removing the redoxide
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Putty work
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Sanding
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Primer application
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More pictures of the work on the doors.

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We have completed the tinkering and tapping of the car. The next stage we will start the paint job.

Great to see the progress on the car KPS. Keenly following the updates.



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Most Mysore saloon cars of the post WWII period had either a Silver Shield shaped Crest or the Gandaberunda above the windshield header.

Many also had the Crest on the doors and in front of the radiator.

Examples from Silver Wraiths WGC31 and WYA83 attached.

Do any originals survive? You could consider getting one made in the original style.
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Wonderful work KPS. Following this thread - stage by stage - is like sampling a classic novel! Say something like Le Carre`s "The Honorable Schoolboy". You don't gobble it up, but take time to savor it. Like that old adage "One doesn't rush in where angels fear to tread"!

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Aaaahhh! Just the gift I'd want for my 60th birthday. KPS, how thoughtful of you.

keep up the great work my friend.
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Do any originals survive? You could consider getting one made in the original style.
Unfortunately there is no reference available. We have seen the recreation of the Gandaberunda logo on the rear doors of some of the cars. I have one such logo, which I would put on the front number plate.

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Wonderful work KPS. Following this thread - stage by stage - is like sampling a classic novel! Say something like Le Carre`s "The Honorable Schoolboy". You don't gobble it up, but take time to savor it. Like that old adage "One doesn't rush in where angels fear to tread"!
Thanks Shashanka. Yes, we have been doing the work as pace which does not compromise quality. I am fortunate to have the support of Christopher and Bulletboy in this journey.

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Aaaahhh! Just the gift I'd want for my 60th birthday. KPS, how thoughtful of you.
keep up the great work my friend.
Thank you Sir. It feels fantastic to get this compliment from you. Happy belated birthday, wish you many more years of health and fun.

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As I wait for the parts to arrive, happy to inform you that my car has been featured in the latest book written by the Daimler historian, Brian Smith.


My club badge has arrived
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The book as amazing information
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Special section for the Indian Daimlers
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BHPian's have contributed to this book!
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My car features too!
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Congrats KPS, eagerly awaiting the continuation of the tale!
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happy to inform you that my car has been featured in the latest book written by the Daimler historian, Brian Smith.

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Congratulations KPS, a car with such great credentials had to be featured, on top of it with a enthusiast like yourself and your dad at the helm of the restorations- its turning out as I had expected.

Following the progress with great interest.
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