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Re: James 1985 300zx.

Postby 2 doors » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:59 am

85_Z31 wrote:starting to get where i wanted to be about a week ago.

The sun was out i made the most of high temperature and low humidity.

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The new base & clear seems a lot darker than the old paint, initially i wanted a darker more metallic blue.
and quite by accident i have now my "hero car" color. I'm fairly certain if i buffed up the old clear it would shine up pretty good.

Doing this small area has removed a lot of mystery and black art to paint and cars for me, i have now decided that's its not witchcraft and it is possible. The whole car is getting painted this year anyway.


You can do it , well done, looks great , clear over base is very forgiving and a lot easyr than people give it credit for.

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Re: James 1985 300zx.

Postby 85_Z31 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:31 am

2 doors wrote:You can do it , well done, looks great , clear over base is very forgiving and a lot easy than people give it credit for.


Cheers Wal, i was quite surprised how thick the paint was and how much it self leveled and kind of filled scratches and Divets. Definitively buying a gun and going to have a crack and spraying some panels.

Adam that darker blue is "supposed" to be the original blue but its definitely darker. I always wanted to go darker metallic blue from a Z31 in Japan i have seen. It is an original Z31 Color for 1985. it has been suggested to me the UV/Age has faded the old paint.
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Re: James 1985 300zx.

Postby 85_Z31 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:36 pm

This was quite a task but its ready for a window now.


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now its a crap load of reassembly of parts full of workshop dust from 12 months ago.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby torqued » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:19 am

Got anything with a bigger picture?
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:20 am

torqued wrote:Got anything with a bigger picture?


Better picture added, not sure what happened there. Rest of car is going to get gradually prepared for a full respray. I don't have all the necessary equipment and its too expensive to do a large area with matched paint cans of aerosol.

Windscreen booked for Friday.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:50 pm

Another day, another Dollar another step closer to living the Dream.

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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:11 pm

Giving this Plasti Dip thing a go.

With a brand new screen and paint it seemed logical to use Plasti Dip so i don't ruin any of my work so far.

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Also have done some Under body coating on the front before the Guards go back on there

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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby torqued » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:26 pm

Looking good bro.
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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby broke » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:35 am

It's great to see this thing getting some attention again. I hope the bodywork ends up being as good as the performance and handling. :burnout:

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Re: James Z31 Revival

Postby 85_Z31 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:23 pm

Its all been re assembled, one exhaust leak to fix tonight at a flange and then its going in to Damo at 10:15am tomorrow.

Upon reassembly i found out my heater blower motor has a death rattle mad vibration. ( i never touched it when i removed the dash )

so that will need to be sorted fairly quickly, and that gets the big push of work out of the way so i can then focus on smaller tasks.


Last time i passed on what i thought were crappy tires, and the windscreen got through but only just. So I think i have covered my bases as long as there no silly little things that crop up on me.

Will report back if i pass or not.
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