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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #375 on: June 15, 2020, 05:22:18 PM »
 4.gif. Me too Dave, and it will all match.  No more red and silver with black on maroon. Like seriously. 
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Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #376 on: June 15, 2020, 06:49:00 PM »
Great job Dan.  Looks super!   Canít wait to see further progress on this baby.
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2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #377 on: June 16, 2020, 01:07:05 PM »
Barely any color sanding to do.  Hit it with some 3000 grit was about it.  The bonnet is to keep splatter out of the engine bay.

Offline Willie_B

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #378 on: June 16, 2020, 01:24:24 PM »
That is going to look really sweet when all done.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #379 on: June 16, 2020, 02:01:26 PM »
Might try and run the harness and get the headliner in tomorrow while the doors, bonnet, and boot are prepping.  Buffing is complete.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #380 on: June 16, 2020, 02:13:45 PM »
Wow, Mark....are you ready to get your car back home and start building it back up?   4.gif
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #381 on: June 16, 2020, 05:05:28 PM »
Home yes. Building....
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #382 on: June 17, 2020, 12:27:07 PM »
Por-15.  Note to self, wear long sleeves and a hair covering next time.

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Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #383 on: June 17, 2020, 01:58:42 PM »
This is why I have several garage sweatshirts and ballcaps. Can be worn for really messy work and tossed if needed when done.

Coming along nicely.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #384 on: June 17, 2020, 02:22:34 PM »
Undercoat?
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2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #385 on: June 17, 2020, 03:13:19 PM »
Por-15 gloss chassis paint.  Tough stuff.

Ok headliner done. 

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #386 on: June 17, 2020, 03:57:14 PM »
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I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #387 on: June 17, 2020, 03:59:57 PM »
I think that turned out better than any you've done so far!   (headliner, I mean)  4.gif
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2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #388 on: June 17, 2020, 04:36:16 PM »
Por-15 gloss chassis paint.  Tough stuff.

Tough indeed. In my experience if you get Por-15 on your skin, it has to wear off as you grow new layers of skin beneath the paint.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #389 on: June 17, 2020, 05:16:00 PM »
Old wives tale, it comes right off with lacquer thinner...ask me how I know!  77.gif
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2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #390 on: June 17, 2020, 05:23:46 PM »
I'll try a thinner bath tomorrow then. 

Got the rubber all on and will get the glass in tomorrow.  Have to lower the shell back on a dolly once this por15 dries so I can wheel it out of the booth and knock out the rest of the items that need painted. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #391 on: June 17, 2020, 05:30:31 PM »
Well., I don't know about how well it comes off after it's dried overnight!    8.gif

But if you wipe it off with thinner shortly after it went on, I know it comes right off then.....
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2009 Clubman S
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Offline G67mcs

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #392 on: June 17, 2020, 07:22:13 PM »
 Once POR-15 dries, not sure it will come off too easily. So far even brush I've used has hardened up overnight and I've tossed them afterwards.

 Any reason the fiesta yellow wasn't left on bottom of floor pan?  Just asking since I'm sanding and coating surface rust on my floor in prep to coat with POR-15. I used the grey color inside the car and have some chassis black for the subframes.

Thanks,
Garry

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2003 Mini Cooper S
2016 4Runner

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #393 on: June 17, 2020, 07:31:22 PM »
The floors were mostly solid but a bit rough and we decided to coat them for rust protection since carpet is covering them anyways.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #394 on: June 18, 2020, 01:45:59 PM »
Glass is all in. 

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #395 on: June 29, 2020, 10:06:19 PM »
Look at that pretty paint on the home page. Course teased Dan thatís what crashed the site.  The moke picture reminds me of short circuit 2 after heís been all beat up with one eye hanging out.  Sorry, canít find a pic.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.