The "Mighty" SE6 - New Year, New Plans

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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:23 pm

philhoward wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:08 pm
One you should know about..
:lol:

Contact block!

Key goes around fine for the first two turns (going in is never a problem, as any key of the same profile *that's also cut to a pattern* will go in no problem.) Right...off with the cowling


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Post by Terry H » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 pm

I have an early BL key and complete ignition that I used to plug into your car to start it when the ignition played up some years ago. Turned out to be the ignition switch that time. I may have a switch in the garage but not known if it's a good one or not. I seem to remember Corky supplying me an ignition lock and keys some time ago. Not sure if I still have that as a spare or not.
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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:57 pm

Managed to free the system up a bit and contact block is confirmed to be the culprit as once split the barrel spun around nicely, have managed to free the mechanism up a fair amount but she will need replacing in the not too distant future


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:55 pm

demonbluedays wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:06 pm
at worst I may need a new barrel
Tom I keep New ones in, and I have a few ignition switches left Too??.
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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:21 pm

Thinking out loud....just pulling it apart and running a brush on the inside has appeared to have taken most but not all of the stiffness away, would putting some sort of lubricant onto the said area help with this issue?


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Post by demonbluedays » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:20 pm

Huge huge huge gap in between things (joys of covid and working 6 days a week)


But I got around to testing out my paint on a door,

Besides my crap skills with a rattlecan and the door needing to be fully stripped...i like the colour....

Renault Extreme Blue Pearl
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Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:38 pm

That is showing solvent reactions and too much paint application from too close to the panel. Strip it back and give it two coats of Lechler 29107, then flat that to 800 dry and lay your basecoat. The thing to remember with basecoat is that it is just colour, that's all. Lay it on fairly dry and in light coats until the colour builds. Final basecoats should be lighter still and wafted about in a criss cross fashion from further away. That is how to get the pearl to sparkle.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:01 pm

demonbluedays wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Huge huge huge gap in between things (joys of covid and working 6 days a week)


But I got around to testing out my paint on a door,

Besides my crap skills with a rattlecan and the door needing to be fully stripped...i like the colour....

Renault Extreme Blue Pearl
If you intend to DIY paint and you don’t have the facilities/equipment to spray I would argue you could achieve a better finish with a roller.


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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:37 pm

Oh no no this was a ham-fisted attempt to see if i liked the paint colour "in the flesh" as it were


When the time comes she is to be professionally painted


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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:48 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:38 pm
That is showing solvent reactions and too much paint application from too close to the panel. Strip it back and give it two coats of Lechler 29107, then flat that to 800 dry and lay your basecoat. The thing to remember with basecoat is that it is just colour, that's all. Lay it on fairly dry and in light coats until the colour builds. Final basecoats should be lighter still and wafted about in a criss cross fashion from further away. That is how to get the pearl to sparkle.
Notes taken and written in my book of knowledge :mrgreen:


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