> That's a really good question. Now that you mention it I did wonder
> about it when I first read that, but was forgetting about it when I
> posted this note.
> I just don't know the answer. Touch-up paint, I guess, but it's hard
> to imagine that happening at the factory.
> jonmac - can you recall?
> Subject: Re: Painting TR4
> Author: Non-HP-Brad.Kahler (Brad.Kahler@141.com) at HP-USA,mimegw5
> Date: 18/09/98 11:50 AM
> Hi Jim,
> I've had several other people comment that thats the recommended
> way to do it also. I just wonder how you keep from messing up the
> bolt heads. Any thoughts?
> > Please excuse me for losing track of who initiated this thread; I
> > meant to comment a bit earlier..... I was wondering about this too
> > for my TR3a, when I read someplace that the cars originally were
> > painted with the fenders just loosely attached, and then the beading
> > was added and the bolts tightened up. It seems like it would solve
> > the question of getting the paint into the cracks quite nicely, while
> > avoiding the possibility of scratching the newly painted fenders
> > installing them if they were painted off the car, so this is the
> > approach I'll take.
> > Don't know how well this applies to the 4, but food for thought
> > anyway.
> > Regards,
> > Jim Wallace
> > --------------------------------
> > << I have a couple of questions about painting a TR4. Not that I'm
> > anwhere near ready to do so but I'm just trying to plan ahead!!
> > Since the fenders are removeable is it better to paint the fenders
> > off the car or attached to the car? I'm assuming that painting the
> > doors is easier to do off the car. I assume with the fenders you
> > would want to trial fit before painting to make sure everything lines
> > up correctly.
> Brad (Lincoln Nebraska 402-464-1502)
> 1964 Spitfire4 BFC25720L
> 1966 TR4A CT72398L (Now a parts car)
> 196? TR4 CT????L (Chassis 0281CT, Engine CT405E)
> 1951 Dodge Truck 82217766 B-3-B-108 (Spring shackle problems)
Paint the nuts & bolts seperate, when installing them on the car, a
little grease stops chipping, a little more time consuming, but a nice