had a couple of days down at jims to end the week. first job was to change the clutch slave cylinder on his dedra while he started to flat/mop the paintwork. pleased he was doing that job rather than me, would hate to burn through the fresh paint myself
once he had done the car and moved onto the doors i masked out the "b" pillar and gutter ready for the black paint, then primered it
the satin black paint then went on well, nice to spray something on it myself
once the doors were rubbed down with the compound i sprayed the frames, together with the quarter glass divider. once everything had been done we hung the doors on the car to make it seem more finished
forgive the swirly/cr*p looking paintwork, it still has the compound on it in places and needs more polishing before the final waxing so doesn't look it's best although the pics do make it look worse
the contrast between the red paint and the satin black looks fantastic in the flesh, much better than the pics show. may go down tomorrow to clean it up a bit more and take better pics.
we have decided to get the stripe for the door bottom made by a graphics company. masking out and spraying is possible, but it will look neater and be much easier to get it made. the final waxing won't be done until the stripe is in place, not to the door bottoms anyway so it can adhere properly
not a great deal to show for 2 days work, jim has done most of the work but progress is still coming on.
i have also agreed to buy another car from him for my daily runner so the punto will soon be sold having performed superbly over the last year or so fetching and carrying sud parts