Restoration diary / 02-03-2008

02-03-2008 >> Sprayed underseal and painted calipers

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02-03-2008 - I've been thinking for a long time about the color I should paint the calipers in. The paint was obvious, Hammerite works very well. I settled on a dark grey hammered version ...
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02-03-2008 - ... and this turned out very nice. The modern calipers look fresh, but old (as in, from a long time ago). The hammered effect was best after the first coat, but didn't turn out very nice after the second. Because of this I let the calipers dry for a week and, on the most visible parts, I put on an extra coat.
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02-03-2008 - The hood prepared for spraying on the underseal. I'll only spray the parts that can be hit by rocks coming from the front wheels.
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02-03-2008 - The same for the rest of the car. Although I'm going to spray not only the parts near the wheels, but the whole underside.
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02-03-2008 - The hood sprayed in underseal. It turned out pretty nice, if you keep in mind that this is the first time I've ever sprayed this stuff.
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02-03-2008 - A large part of the car is sprayed as well. 3 cans of underseal were not enough, I ordered another 3.
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02-03-2008 - Of the next 3 cans, 2 were white, that's why this photo looks a bit strange. It was much easier to follow progress with the white underseal.
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02-03-2008 - In the wheel arches I sprayed the equivalent of three layers, to deafen the sound. Overall, I'm happy with the result.