Decided to do the rear light panels and the number plate holder this weekend. The number plate holder would be the guinea pig.
It wasn't in bad nick - just dirty and the paint was mega faded..
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Used some sealant primer in case of a reaction with the old paint first (thanks @Larby
for the tip!)...
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Before 3 coats of the Ford Shadow Grey paint. I'm not 100% sure the number plate holder was the same grey as the panels, but it kinda looks like it was. And I think it would look good all the same colour anyway so that's what it shall be!
Pretty happy with the finish. I dried it between coats with the heat gun on the low setting which seemed to work a treat in my cold garage with all the doors open!
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So then it was onto the main event. The left panel was in great nic and only needed a little light sanding. The right hand side had a few scratches, pock marks and even what looked like pitting. So I did my best with the sanding, but I will likely source a better condition part in the future to replace it ..
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Really chuffed with the finish overall though.
Next step is matte lacquer, but I'm scared as I've never used lacquer before.. Anyone got any tips?!