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Window Frame black, is it Satin Black ?
#1
To all,

The paint round my front windscreen panels has seen better days.

Can anyone tell me if it is satin black pls.

What prep work is required to spray paint onto stainless.

Thanks in advance,

NickT.
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#2
Hi Nick,

from memory, lots and lots of primer!!!

We used good old Satin Black Hammerite spray as it gives a nice even finish.

Lots of coats of primer and paint is best, as they are prone to chipping if you only do a couple of coats of each.

Hope this helps,

Claire
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#3
No we didn't Claire :-) It's Plasticote Satin Black from Halfords and plasticotre metal primer first. Lex's is still holding up apart from a couple of stone chips after 5 years.

Martin
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#4
Mebbe so 3 odd years ago, but Dave had to repaint it again last year because patches of it had flaked and chipped off Tongue
Claire
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#5
Thanks for the info

NickT.
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#6
Without doubt THE best primer to use on any metal is Rustoleum by Hard Hat paints

You can get it from Buck And Hickman, and no doubt loads of other places. It is quite expensive but it sticks like the proverbial to a blanket.

A friend of mine swears by it for his military vehicles - and if it's good enough for tanks.....

The black is just any old bogo standard satin black. Mine has remained rock solid for 3 years now. (Now i've said that, I fully expect to see it all flaking off!) :wink:
Richard H.
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
DOC Technical Advisor VIN 1274
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#7
RichH Wrote:The black is just any old bogo standard satin black. Mine has remained rock solid for 3 years now.

Yeah but you drive like an old grannie :-P
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#8
I beg to differ, I raced him at Santa Pod (after he'd rebuilt his engine and upgraded it on his driveway) and I lost Cry

Mind you, now I've got a replacement exhaust back box fitted and my 'bung' back in I'm up for a rematch - Rich? Big Grin
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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#9
Dont forget I adjusted your throttle spool, so you gain a bit there too Big Grin

Oh I don't know... I may choose to retire unbeaten champion :wink:
Richard H.
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
DOC Technical Advisor VIN 1274
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#10
RichH Wrote:Dont forget I adjusted your throttle spool, so you gain a bit there too Big Grin

Oh I don't know... I may choose to retire unbeaten champion :wink:

if I had a £1 every time I saw a mis-adjusted throttle spool I'd have..

about £23.... 8)

NickT.
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#11
hahaha Big Grin

well on that subject, I had a REALLY expensive part replaced on Flopsy today....... Phill got me a new throttle cable as mine was sticking and the car would not accelerate smoothly.....he bought me 4 metres of cable so there was more then enough to do the job......at a wallet busting 58p per metre!

I can tell you that caused a few laughs at the "Chav Meet" tonight........"so how do you go for spares on one of these?" "oh no problem, B&Q stock the throttle cables for £2.32! :lol:

Anyway, early night tonight, I'm getting up at the sparrow's fart to get to Knebworth in the morning.

Cheers,
Claire Wright  - Club Treasurer
Jul 1981 DeLorean - Flopsy #2292 
Aug 1989 Cavalier 1.6L - Guinney
Oct 1995 Espace RT Alize 2.1TD -Jaffa the Bus
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