In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom O'Malley
>Consider buying Practical Classics Spitfire Restoration Guide. Even
>if you farm out the work you'll have a good idea what's involved.
Actually, I have a copy of this. I hadn't opened it for a year (it was
vital for fitting my new soft-top, which came without instructions, but
I haven't needed it for anything else). Having now had a look at their
bodywork repair articles, I think I will farm 90% of the work out...
>has a notorious reputation for selecting cars that no longer cast a
>shadow. *Anything* that can rust on a Spit is covered.
>I wouldn't panic about your "bonnet leading edge" unless the metal is
>actually perforated in spots. Some rust bubbling is typical because
>water droplets will cling to the bottom. If the integrity is still
>good you can clean to bare metal, treat with phosphoric acid, prime
There is no visible perforation as it stands, but I suspect that by the
time I have cleaned away the rust that is bubbling through, there might
be. Ah, well. We'll see. I'll keep my fingers crossed, and hope
that I've got away with it.
> In the case of Ken's GT6 bonnet, the leading 4-5 inches
>where simply *not there*!
Ah. Mine is definitely not that bad.
Michael Hargreave Mawson, author of "Eyewitness in the Crimea"
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