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What did you do to your Z this week?

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by jonbills, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    Wow, great results :thumbs:
    So when are you coming over to do my car? :D
     
  2. TimW

    TimW 1978 UK RHD 260z

    lol.. Thanks Jake...

    Which one, or do you mean both? Jammy git lol...
     
  3. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    Well let's start with the 260 shall we ;) :rofl: :D
     
  4. Mick Cliff

    Mick Cliff
    Z Club Member

    Changed the oil and filter - long overdue!

    Finished off the (temporary) installation of a pair of re-trimmed leather Recaro seats (ex-Alfa Romeo). Just need to fab some 'proper' mountings.
     
  5. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Looks great, do you want to come and do mine next? :lol:
     
  6. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Excellent work.
     
  7. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    What did you use and how Tim looks great :thumbs:

    Derrick :)
     
  8. Russell

    Russell
    Z Club Member

    Have you done the silver in paint or that stick/iron-on metal sheet?
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I went to look at the progress on my silver (now battleship grey) car. Nearly done.
     

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  10. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Was this car originally RHD? I lose track with them all!
     
  11. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Forum User

    I see a 70-72 Chevelle up front, almost identical to mine! Well at least the light blue... mine has black stripes :thumbs:
     
  12. TimW

    TimW 1978 UK RHD 260z

    Looks fab :thumbs:

    Thanks Woody, lol... Nope! ;)
    Cheers thanks FB :thumbs:


    I've searched for ages to find something that resembled chrome. Sprays are useless, always come out looking silver or at least the ones I have tried. The chrome paint kits are horrendously expensive and not sure of results.. Then I came across this..


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Molotow-Li...8080413&sr=8-2&keywords=molotow+liquid+chrome

    https://www.cassart.co.uk/painting/...otow_liquid_chrome_marker.htm#product-reviews

    After seeing several reviews on youtube for toy model application I thought I'd give it a go.

    It is very chrome like and has the chrome shine, but much depends on application. Where some reviews say it is silver like, they are not applying it correctly. I wouldn't recommend it for large areas, it doesn't look flat and you can see pen marks, but for the switch bezels and lettering its superb.

    The secret is to dab the pen until its fully charged and then do one continuous pass with the pen. Selecting the right nib width is essential for the one pass and gives the best result. Don't be tempted to overfill an area with a thin nib. I used a 1mm and 2mm, if doing again I would go for the 4mm on some of the lettering for ease of application. One coat is sufficient when applying a little pressure as you move. Works brilliantly on the bezels.

    It's a little trickier to get the lettering looking flat and chrome like, but working fast and not going back with the pen (i.e. do one pass) does the trick. Any little bubble at the end of the pen stroke can be blown flat if working quickly.

    I've no idea on durability yet. Some guy I noted has used it on his sink plug hole... I'm not so sure about that one lol... I'm leaving it a week or so to harden, then I'll test wipe with a mild dash cleaner to see what happens.
     

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  13. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Tim-W - great work, comes out really well. you must have a steady hand also!
     
  14. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I know it'll never be finished but another item (thankfully more affordable) on my wish/to do list. Really great results, mine certainly is showing its age with some patina. Thanks for sharing
     
  15. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    I’ve been putting my engine back together again.
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    I’m waiting for my trigger wheel to be welded to my crank damper before I can finish it and put it back in the car.
    I’ve also added a 2nd lock to the garage, since this character tried to break in last Sunday.
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    If you know him, let me know
     
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  16. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    My early Safari Gold Zed 10/70 build had the wrong head (E88) and big cam. Changed out to a re-freshed E31 head and stock cam.
    All going back together after removing the emission pump etc, will save all that in a box.
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  17. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I do really like this one, looks a very tidy car and great colour!
     
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  18. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Lovely car Mike.

    Visited mine in Paint Jail. Release date is set(ish).
     
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  19. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Thanks all.
    Lots of original patina and no accident damage.
    3 golf ball size rust spots on dog legs and door all cut out and repaired with fresh metal so rust free now.
    Early Safari Gold cars becoming one of my favorites and this already had the 5 speed swap so that's nice as well.
     
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  20. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Really like that exhaust header Jon, do you know what make it is????
     

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