October 1, 2015 David Hamlin

October 2015 MGB roadster update.

We have definitely had some major set backs with our MGB project. That is just how the automotive restoration industry is sometime. Before the car arrived, we had been told all of the sheet metal work was done, the body work was close to being done and the car already had primer on it.  The owner of the car believed that the MGB was almost ready for paint. Since taking delivery of this project it was decided that it was in our best interest to start over.The MGB was sent out to be media blasted so that we had a clean slate to work with.

Jason has been working on the MGB for two month just to get the car to were it is in these photo’s. The first eleven photo’s were taken just before the application of the first coat of Mastercoat. All of the metal has been thoroughly cleaned with various abrasive tools preparing the metal for the application of primer. This specific product had a recoat window of 3 to 48 hours. So we allowed the first coat to set up overnight before the second coat of Mastercoat was applied.

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photo 1 before primer

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photo 2 before primer

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photo 3 before primer

 

photo 4 before primer

photo 5 before primer

photo 6 before primer

photo 7 before primer

photo 8 before primer

photo 9 before primer

photo 10 before primer

photo 11 before primer

The next eighteen photo’s were taken to show appearance of how the mastercoat looks once two coats have been applied over clean abrasive etched metal. The mastcoat sprays and lays down beautifully. This is the fourth car we have applied mastercoat too, and mastercoat never stops amazing us how smooth the finish primed surface looks.

 

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Monday morning when I arrived at the shop I found  the MGB roadster with the trunk, interior, and engine compartment in red base coat / clear coat. Allow me to say the customer desires a concourse quality finish and so far this car looks amazing. These five photos probably do not do the car justice. I certainly cannot wait to see the finished product.

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