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by digcot65
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Decided to stop messing about and I stripped the bonnet completely .Have U/Coated ready for base paint
by digcot65
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 Chroming
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Re: 1934 Rover 12 Chroming

Hello the front bumper and starting handle bracket ,the rear bumper ends and the four sections on it then the radiator surround and the centre grill ,came to £600 .the chroming included copper plating on top of the nickle plating. To have it copper plated as well is the ultimate way and will last fo...
by digcot65
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 Chroming
Replies: 3
Views: 608

1934 Rover 12 Chroming

Morning,just collected the radiator cover and grill ,from the chromers .I have had the front and rear bumpers rechromed as well.The price of chroming had certainly gone up over the years,I`ve been using a firm now,for over 20 years and they are very reasonable and excellent .The difference between o...
by digcot65
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Getting there slowly ,very slowly The body is finished in the black base coat,but I`m not happy with the bonnet,so more rubbing down and filling.I use Finesage fine surface filler,which is the best,super to apply and sand. However it is only for very fine blemishes Lower half ready to spray maroon b...
by digcot65
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

I went into the garage this morning,to give the bonnet a base coat,and the hammer fairy has been in again during the night. Just saw another ding on the bonnet as the light caught it dam those fairy`s .So a bit more filler and the spraying is delayed .Len
by digcot65
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Hello again,this is a car I built some years ago out of a Post Office panel van.It was a kit car ,but after buying a few parts to get started,the owner of the kit company died,so I had to fabricate almost everything body,hood ,screen. interio.It really pulled the crowds in .Finally someone in Nice F...
by digcot65
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Hello Ive restored about 30 cars over the years as a hobby.I used to use Cellulose but went off it ,when they started to add Ethanol to petrol .You find if you spill any petrol when filling up,it strips the paint.I only use basic U/C followed by base coat in the colour I want and then 2 pack lacquer...
by digcot65
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Gave the car a couple of of base coats,thinking I had removed every blemish,but sadly wrong as always happens a fresh coat of paint shows up everything So a few more hors of filling and sanding.At least it passes the time Len
by digcot65
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Morning,I`ve sorted the spray gun out .I have a gauge on the compressor,which I set to 25Lbs as the book says,I found the spray was poor so I bought a gauge that fits onto the gun itself l .I had read the pressure can drop quite a bit if using a 1/2 inch pipe and when I checked the gun gauge,it was ...
by digcot65
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: 1934 Rover 12 restoration or tomatoes

Morning,I bought a new HVLP spray gun,but I still haven`t got it right.I`ve tried various settings on the gun and I have even bought a Viscosity cup to measure the paint thickness I now need to try various paint /thinner mixes.I would like to get this sorted,before I start the base coats and lacquer...