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Paintwork / Respray

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MatthewG
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Paintwork / Respray

Post by MatthewG » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:38 pm

Hello

My 250 saloon is in desperate need of a respray. It will need taking back to bare metal. I've already looked through the forum for bodyshop recommendations but can't see any.

Can anyone recommend a bodyshop to undertake this task? I am based in London/Essex.

Thanks

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Vortex O'Plinth
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Re: Paintwork / Respray

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:35 pm

Robert Grinter based in Essex knows these cars very well and has facilities for full or minor respray. Check the 'Services' tab at the top of his webpage.
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Re: Paintwork / Respray

Post by gc0700 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:40 am

As I understand it, a lot of Robert Grinter's paint work is done by Anglia Resprays. They are just down the road from Robert's place and my Dart is currently with them.
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Re: Paintwork / Respray

Post by gc0700 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:43 pm

Very pleased with the results from Anglia Resprays.
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Re: Paintwork / Respray

Post by tjt77 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:18 pm

Arghhh... I dont enjoy painting ( although I do all the prep work 'in house' and we have a proper paint booth) and am now on the THIRD repaint of a Mk2 jaguar..( opalescent or 'silver blue') initially we decided to go with modern 'base clear' but after testing finish on one panel, I did not like the overall look ( too 'glassy') and then decided to source some single stage acrylic enamel ( as was originally used on these cars by factory) which requires something of a different skill set to apply ... first application had some flaws (mottling and uneven finish due to too small a nozzle on paint gun and heat over 70o F causing the paint to go go off too fast) so we re did the lower half of car.. that had issues too, so it was re-done again.. its now far worse.. so to will be sanded back to primer and the whole process started over..
I did the last one myself in same meterial and its came out very well ..but it was 'old english white' rather then metallic blue , also Im told the current acrylic enamels are NOT same as those of 20 yrs back, which had a lead base making application easier.. may look 'out of state' to get some of the proper stuff..

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