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06-06-2005, 11:18 AM

Monday€¦6th June.

What follows are the events of my day€s work, starting from 7.00am on this wet June morning€¦



This is the first job of the day, Jag with a small ding in the N/S quarter just under the filler cap.


See€¦ Don€t you just love supermarket car parks!



A couple of jerks with the old slide hammer, a quick rub down with the DA and a thin skim with some of the old dollop. Get that colour checked and mixed, while we wait for it to dry and then another rub down to shape it and go off to mix and apply some primer to finish€¦ 9.15am Time for a quick slurp of caffeine!



Get the motors out for collection, the old Golf does not like to start€¦! Better luck with the Ka though. That colour she chose is growing on me now€¦




Get that colour checked before I do anything else€¦ Ah good, no variants! Strip out the side window and treat that little be of surface rust, while that€s going on get that little dent fixed and primed€¦


How€s the time going?


Ka gone€¦ Lucida on cook back to the Jag!




Flatted and masked, quick sprit wipe and then some colour€¦



A couple of estimates later, primer rubbed down on the window surround of the Toyota€¦Hmmm if I get colour on that as well as the Jag, I can get them both Lacquered together€¦


Job done! Polish the Jag tomorrow morning and get the Lucida rubbed down and sprayed by 11.00am polished by 12.30pm out at 01.00pm€¦


After some paper work and some ordering/bill paying finish for the day by 3.30pm€¦

This was my day€¦ So what, you might think! Nothing very special I know, but if it was€ent for alittle escapade that took place some 61 years ago this very day, both yours and mine might have been very different affair€¦ In fact they might not have happened at all€¦.

Remember them€¦ http://search.eb.com/dday

06-06-2005, 11:33 AM

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06-06-2005, 12:13 PM
that's a shame that you had to paint that jag. i used to be a paintless dent removal guy in a past life. i could have removed that dent in an hour keeping the factory paint.

06-06-2005, 01:08 PM
Hmmm, I know sometimes I use a chap that does the same. But this Jag is not original and has already been repainted.
Also it pays me to paint it rather than for someone else to beat it out...Got to make a living! And my jobs can't be seen...

06-06-2005, 02:10 PM
I heard you can get really high off of those fumes...

06-06-2005, 02:36 PM
I would'ent recommend it! I use only 2pack materials and they aren€t something you would like to use for recreational use...If you get my drift! Lol!

Though year€s ago when I was young (And Stupid!) I resprayed in cellulose a mate€s Morris Minor in his neighbors lock-up! It was in the middle of winter and to stop the paint blooming (Having a white Bloom on the surface of the paint, caused by moisture in the air) We had an electric blower going to keep it warm€¦Sheese, it makes me feel faint thinking about it now! Lol! The fumes made me think I was flying and I started to talk to the €˜other€ pilots using my face mask€¦ My mate said he had never heard anything so funny and had rolled up with laughter, but had got me out when he could€ent see me for spray dust through the window€¦

Not recommended!