Post by Phil Nottingham on Dec 7, 2004 22:27:51 GMT
Phil - Nottingham wrote: ------------------------------- My Coupe is in Cellulose and does look the part whereas the Saloon is Two pack but it is very shiny and keeps like it.
If I was paying to have a car resprayed I would have it done in Two Pack as apart from the specialised equpiment required it takes less time and skill both of which cost money.
Soft soap such as Fairy is a very old technique for flatting all sorts of paint even two pack. Its always workd very well for me. Modern detergent based poser soaps do actually contain silicones so these are best avoided!
Cellulose is the only home DIY option as Two pack fumes are dangerous to the general public, pets and wildlife as well as the user.
Even Cellulose and Two Pack is set to disappear through PC and the environent and the exemptions for limited use will end up like Leaded and LRP fuels - they will cease to be economically viable.
Do not forget that the last P5B used a water based paint system (no good though) and earlier ones were semi-synthetic and not cellulose as on earlier Rovers
Phil - 1964 P5-Coupe PMB***B & P5B-saloon LHO***L & other classic Rovers & Land-Rovers
It does seem that two pack is the IN paint at the moment. My Humber Sceptre has that finish, and I find it both hard and durable, with a deep shine. In fact when polished with Autoglym Resin, and finished off with Autoglym Gold, the surface is extremely slippery and dirt just rolls off. I have only washed it twice since April, and if it does get wet a quick leather over it suffices.