Does anyone who lives In or around Edinburgh ,know anyone who can paint a coachline.Will be picking up my Coupe this week with rear wings fabricated but the guy who done the work doesn't know anyone who can do this?
Hi dave the tool for doing the lines can be bought from a company called frosts not sure of the web address, but I bought one a couple of years ago, but ended up using masking tape and painting it my self! I got my paint mixed by a company up in scotland, if you want the e-mail address let me know and I will post it here. Andy.
Dave the web site is www.carpaint.co.uk and the bloke I dealt with was called John, who can be contacted on 01383 85 30 30 he was very helpful and matched up my Arden Green in celulose exactly. Cant praise John enough for the help he gave in supplying the paint I needed when other places couldn't even be bothered when they found out how old the car was! Andy.
Author: Roy Fellingham Date: 11/23/2004 11:19 am EDT
I have a 3.5 coupe in the same colour combination and the roof and side stripes are the alternate colours, ie roof line is silver birch, side line is burnt grey. As far as I know all P5Bs had a side stripe, I've never seen one with original paint that didn't have it! A lot of resprayed cars don't because they can't get anyone to do it properly.
Hi sorry didn`t answer sooner been away. Yes I do have a mask for the body coachline,full length both sides, measured from the 2 cars at BMH Gaydon with what I believe is the correct gap from brightwork and tips. If you want one give me a ring(number in mag)and I will send one with instructions. If there is enough interest I may make them available through the club.Only have body line at present, will produce coupe roof mask if enough interest. regards Dave Cole (Cambridgeshire rep)
Author: Phil - Nottingham Date: 11/25/2004 3:14 pm EDT
Whilst they were apparently hand painted freehand at the factory - I do not know whether they did use any guide to ensure accurate consistency after all they were all to a great extent hand finished not mass produced so each one must be different especially if they had more than one coach line painter through-out the production span!
Perhaps they used redundant line painter from the motor cycle factories as these liners who were ladies used to do mudguards/petrol tanks in one or two quick sweeps.
I suppose there are still people who have this skill in the Potteries.
Does anyone know someone who worked on the production lines in the period 67-73?
I have seen two apparently original cars where the lines are in slightly different position - good 1/8" descrepancy so its case of not applying modern cloned standards to a quality product like our cars. Some times even the brush marks can be detected especially when becoming thin after dedicated polishing by owner/chauffeur.