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Painting

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by dag019, Oct 10, 2020.

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  1. dag019

    dag019 Well-Known Member

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    About 8 years ago I roller painted my series using enamel Paint. I was very happy with the finish and it looked good until about 18ish months ago. The paint then began to peel around What looked like some very deep scratches on virtually every surface. With the tops of the wings being the worst effected. It is kept outside year round.

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    I know red fades badly, that is not the problem, it is the scratching and peeling that I want to avoid. I currently have it stripped down ready to repaint, again planning on using enamel and a roller. But if there is something I have done during application which has caused this I want to avoid it this time around. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I spose you could try putting a coat of clear lacquer on after the repaint

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    I sanded the wings down until they were a joy to stroke and then applied a specialised metal undercoat/primer that went on very nicely with a half decent brush. It was grey and settled down much better than the red oxide that I used on the crew cab. No problems goodness knows how many years later.
     
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    That looks like UV damage from the sun. Its only on the top not sides. Red is the worst for this so avoid that. Try a clear coat but also keep it waxed to stop it oxidizing..
     
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    Originally i sanded everything down, used an etch primer, Then top coat enamel. It was then polished maybe twice in the 8 years since Painting.


    I know red is the worst for fading in the sun but unfortunately the colour is not changing, it has always been red, and it is the same colour as my 110 so I only need to keep one set of paint. It is also worst on the horizontal surfaces. Wing tops worst but then the edges of the bonnet (have a wheel on the bonnet) and the barrelling of the side. The vertical panels have just faded rather than cracking/peeling. As both you and @Colthebrummie have recommended a using clear coat to try and prevent it in future Can you recommend me a clear coat that is suitable for roller painting? Although I have a compressor I am have never tried and would not be confident spraying. And although in the pics it is inside, it is in a friends barn which would not be suitable for spraying due to everything Else in there.
     
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    I think you would need to speak to a paint supplier about clear coat suitable for applying with a roller. I've never heard of anyone doing it. I spose you could give it a trial on some spare metal or your wheel barrow to see how it turns out.

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    I am not as mechanically knowledgeable as the guys here but I can tell you that brown is red+green. In case you are thinking of other colors, you could paint your truck brown and red underneath of it won't show as much as if you were painting it cream or blue for example.
    Before making the entire body you should try on a small surface to see how many coat and how thick would give you the desired shade of brown you like. If you make a very thin layer, the red shows from under the new paint and make it look like the car is glowing :)
    Of course as I said before test first. Disclaimer: I fixed a tape recorder once and it became a radio.
     
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