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so I just meant to test out the paint on the wing and see whether it went on ok and it did! A can does about 2 coats on a door or wing panel and whilst the finish will never be amazing, it’s more or less the same colour and actually the finish is not bad considering.
It’s actually already been useful as having thigns the same colour means I spotted that some fo the seams don’t quite line up – i need to see if i can adjust the door hinge up or down everso slightly and/or see if there’s any wiggle room in the wing fitment. It’s not off by much but once it’s all the same colour it’s very noticable.
I’ve got enough paint to finish this side i think but there’s still loads to do. I’ve got plenty of matt lack 2k but so far I’ve been spraying on the drive so can’t really go bigger than cans.
I also put the alloys back on it. The rears are a bit cracked so will need replacing but the fronts are newer and still in good shape (yokohama s-drive). No need to worry abotu that till mot time though.
I have however also fixed my compressor so now have airtools again and as soon as I find my little air sander then this might get a bit easier.
I was sorta deluding myself that the’re’s only a couple of things to fix before it’s mot-ready but that’s still quite far from the truth, but I’m trying to not think abotu that too much and just do whatever’s next on the list. Atm I’m in reasonably stable employment (praise be!) so am tearing through my to-do list every chance I get but it’s a very long list.
I’ve also realised a bunch of stuff I’ve been doing re mapping motorbikes would also apply here. Atm i’ve got a narrowband O2 sensor in the syncro but I’ve actually got a spare wideband setup from the bike whcih i’m not using and could go in there and should help with getting the fuelling right (which it’s not atm).
Workshop development is still progressing too – I’m still hoping to get some sort of welding table or something set up so i can have the TIG set up permanently. I’v ebeen testing with leaving less expensive electrical stuff out in the workshop and as long as it’s covered from rain (plastic bag) thigns seem to do better than in the damp shed even… so that bodes well.
both main bikes are now up and running again and basically as “done” as they need to be (I crashed one last autumn hence the rebuild) which means I can focus time and funds on the syncro and scooter projects again \o/
- This reply was modified 5 months ago by LD50.
so every time I start work on the syncro there’s a major world/life event which knocks me back to zero or makes it impossible again somehow.. so watch out cos I was working on it today!
There’s no pics sadly because 2 mins into sanding my one remaining (semi-working) phone fell into the bucket of water, but i’ve started smoothing the panels for some sort of painting type shenanigans. I dont think I’m going to go for a uniform colour as such, more a sort of matte black ratty thing since that’s more where we are (for now anyway, would like to make nice at some point). Also it means I can do it peacemeal which means it might actually get done. There’s some quite interesting patina in places which i sorta don’t really want to mess with, but the red doors need “blending” a bit better and the sills need protecting.
I think I’m going to try and give the red doors a light coat of black and then ‘weather’ that somewhat. The sill has some cool patterns too which would look great lacquered in but given their location i might actually clean them up and give them a fresh thick coat of electrox and then matt black and include in the weathering process for above.
duck and cover /o\
I have some pics of my gti->syncro in-tank pump conversion, but I’ve not been able to locate them yet. I will keep diggin..they gotta be on the network somewhere :-\
It needed both a gti in-tank pump and a syncro nozzle thing, and then the two could be bodged together relatively easily and solidly, though there might be some leeway with that..
ok well that’s between you and your isp/youtube 😉
the embedded bit just points your browser at youtube and comes directly from there. Are you also able to embed videos like that or does it block the embed code?
- This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by LD50.