Originally Posted by odenne
LRO had a thing this month on paintin yer landy and the editor reckons he did his 110 in a day, and it was a tidy job too.
I would set aside a couple of days to prep it, if you go at it hammer and tong it's likely to be a mess. Take the time with the masking up coz it makes so much difference to the finish.
It's years since I painted and I did my merc the other day and fook it's hard work without all the power tools we had then.
Dont buy the paint until you have satisfied yourself that its ready, coz if the paint is laying there its so much of a temptation to say, that will do it, paint it and be dissapointed.
I dont like these telly things where they renovate stuff, that one where the squad of half wits went around doing steam engines and so on. They did a fire engine and it looked good on the program but it was a fookin mess.
You can hire the kit or buy a compressor for about 80 quid that will do the job, a spray gun will cost about 60 quid. A compressor is a great tool, get an air gun and a ratchet and it makes all the jobs on yer motor so much easier.