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Changing my colour scheme !!

Post  Frostie on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 7:16 am

I have just received my Ex Mayor blue, the colour looks just what I wanted, quite a bit darker than the Oxford blue that I painted the front wheels. I guess that I am going to have to use my Oxford blue as a build up paint in order too keep the shades the same.
I will post a pic of the wheels in their new Ex Mayor livery when they are completed.
Please bring on some warm weather this weekend..

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 7:37 am

Frostie wrote:I have just received my Ex Mayor blue, the colour looks just what I wanted, quite a bit darker than the Oxford blue that I painted the front wheels. I guess that I am going to have to use my Oxford blue as a build up paint in order too keep the shades the same.
I will post a pic of the wheels in their new Ex Mayor livery when they are completed.
Please bring on some warm weather this weekend..

Frostie

The ex-mayor blue should be used with a blue primer which is quite a bit lighter so you may be ok. I had the same worry with the Ex-Mayor yellow and with the yellow primer you can't see the difference between my front and rear wheels.

I'll second it for warm weather over the weekend sunny

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Post  Frostie on Thu 24 Nov 2011, 8:01 am

I have got the blue undercoat and have used that as per normal, but had already top coated the wheels with oxford topcoat.
I spoke to Adam at Craftmasreer and he reccomended that I carry on using the primer, blue undercoat, Oxford topcoat, then finish with the Ex Mayor blue, that way the colour should be the same on all parts, I had just as well use up my 2.5 ltrs of Oxford anyway !
I am looking forward to seeing the end result, the colour in the tin looks really great !!
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Post  Frostie on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 2:09 pm

I am really pleased with the Ex Mayor blue, I have painted the wheels , perch, axle and forks, but cant get my pics uploaded grrrrrrrrrr

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Post  Robfishman on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 2:14 pm

I agree It's a lovely colour, took several months to get but worth every minute of the wait. Craftmaster did a great job. Smile

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Post  craig@STW on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 11:54 pm

Frostie wrote: ...but cant get my pics uploaded grrrrrrrrrr

whats the problem with the pics ???

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Post  Frostie on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 12:37 am

Nothing wrong with this site Craig, Its facebook that I cant upload to !!!

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Post  Frostie on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 5:17 am

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Post  Frostie on Thu 01 Dec 2011, 5:27 am



Started lining wheels, not sure if I need a thin red line outboard of the black ???

I cant get my pics to come out any bigger !!!! whats happening today ??


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Post  Frostie on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:02 am


The white specks on the rims are just dust, I didnt wipe them before I took the pics..

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Post  Frostie on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:06 am


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Post  Flasback on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 9:19 am

Nice looking Mr F, if you are doing ex-mayor colour why did you not do the showman?

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 9:23 am

not sure whats happening with your pics. as long as you take the photobucket "IMG" codes (the bottom one of the four) and paste them straight in to your post they should work.

don't use the image button on the edit screen, it's not needed.

leaving a blank line between image codes will leave a nice space between pics. you should be able to post quite a few pics per post. not actually tried to work out what the limit is yet.

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Post  craig@STW on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 9:24 am

oh yeah, like the colour. reminds me of a mini i once had Cool

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Post  bjwlancashire on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 10:01 am

Flasback wrote:Nice looking Mr F, if you are doing ex-mayor colour why did you not do the showman?

There's alwaya one!!!!! Rolling Eyes

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Post  Frostie on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 2:04 pm

I think that the showman would be a retirement project, I want to get the 4" tractor out of the way first !!!
I have been looking for this sort of dark blue for ages, I cant wait to get the tender and cleading painted !!!
I think I will be wishing the time away until the next Kit........

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Post  Frostie on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 6:56 am



Front end getting near to looking good...

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Post  Dan on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 8:29 am

That's really coming along! I like the finish to the smokebox and chimney - I'd take a guess it was rustoleum Stove paint in satin? Cool If it's not then I'm going to blame it on your camera lens deceiving me Laughing

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Post  Frostie on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 12:17 pm

Hi Dan,

Thanks mate, it was actually Plasticoat bar-B-que paint (as reccomended to me by by Steve Trail) it's lovely and easy to apply, and when cured gives a great satin finish......

Its available at B & Q stores at about 6.50 per tin.

Malcolm


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Post  Kevster on Tue 20 Dec 2011, 1:10 pm

I used that bbq paint on my 3" Burrell it looks and seems to work well,going to use it on my 4" DCC too.

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Post  Weston on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 12:15 am

Looking good frostie, nice finish on the paintwork. Im off to craftmaster today so will hopefully have my paint before xmas Very Happy hopefully this means I can get some spraying done over the holiday.

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Post  lynnr on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 12:26 am

Frostie wrote:Hi Dan,

Thanks mate, it was actually Plasticoat bar-B-que paint (as reccomended to me by by Steve Trail) it's lovely and easy to apply, and when cured gives a great satin finish......

Its available at B & Q stores at about 6.50 per tin.

Malcolm


Hi Frostie

Yes I also use the Plastikot BBQ satin black on my SRL. As you say gives a nice even satin black. Did test the paint under propane/oxy torch as slight hiccup with the perch bracket as it had an inclusion under the surface and ceased up. Had to use heat and large hammers to remove it. Paint shrugged off the direct torch. Only effect was a slight copper tone at the sharp corners.

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