Ok, a little sanity has prevailed - decided I'm going to limit the scope
of the project for now. Rather then rush all this stuff and do a lame
job, I'm going to get the car back into 'driver' form, and enjoy it over
the summer. My MGB needs some TLC, and I gotta have at least one working
(relatively) LBC for the summer.
I expect the new wiring harness today, and I'm going to leave the
heater box out of the midget for now, and I will putz around getting
that refurbed this summer. Then I can experiment with a paint gun before
having to do a more substantial project. I have done quite a bit of
painting with rattle cans, and am able to get nice smooth finishes with
them. I would guess a paint gun is more controllable then a spray can...
> I have never done this, but I understand that some auto paint stores, like
>NAPA, have computerized scanners that will scan a paint chip or painted body
>part and come up with the specific formula for matching the paint. Check it
>out at your local NAPA store to see whether they have such a scanner. Maybe
>some listers have experience with that.
> --DAvid C.
> "Those who matter don't judge me ... those who judge me don't matter." --
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> From: Marc <email@example.com>
>> Well..... Since the heater box is out, the wiring harness is going to be
>> out, and the engine is going to be out shortly, I'm stumbling down that
>> road... thinking , "well, the engine bay is looking pretty ratty...."
>> Wonder how bad I could screw up painting it myself..."
>> As usual, I have more questions then answers... Looking to make up the
>> shortfall here! :-D
>> I expect clean up of the area to involve scrubbing, engine cleaner,
>> degreaser, possibly pressure washer, scraping, sanding, swearing and
>> So, how DO you match up paint colors? I want the engine bay the same
>> color as the car.
>> Are the inexpensive paint guns at horrible freight up to the task of
>> spraying the engine bay? This is by no means a show car, just a
>> driver... I'm planning on using the rattle cans of green paint for the
>> motor. Is there an appropriate shade of green in the off-the-shelf
>> engine paint, or is the Moss product the best way to go?
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