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PeterS
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Post by PeterS » Thu May 15, 2014 10:15 pm

Go for it, you can always peel it off if you don't like it.

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LeeSample
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Post by LeeSample » Fri May 16, 2014 7:11 am

like it mate :)



alternatively, instead of vinyl, there is a product called 'plastidip' which is kind of like vinyl wrap in a spray can. i have seen a guy spray an entire MGF with it in matt black, and it looked great, and was quite hard wearing.



the best bit about it, is if you grow tired of it, or mess it up, you can simply peel it off like PVA glue on your fingers ;D



cheers,



Lee

PaulG
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Post by PaulG » Sat May 17, 2014 5:44 am

There are some great wrap designs. You could go for something really unique :).

RoyL
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Post by RoyL » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:05 am

Just got some blue 'carbon-fibre' effect vinyl wrap ;D



That will go on when the gel-coat colour has been restored (loads of hard graft and elbow grease needed - any volunteers lol ;D)



Checked the fluid levels last weekend - gearbox needed hell of a lot of oil and then proceeded to dump most of it on the garage floor >:( - Looks like another strip down to change oil seals - Now should I do this before refitting the unleaded cylinder head :-/



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Post by Ex_Member » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:10 pm

just one point on restoring the gel coat Roy, don't use T-Cut. seemingly the ammonia or other content can cause the gel coat to 'bloom'



not sure why, never did like chemistry at school lol

JohnW
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Post by JohnW » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:18 pm

I think Roy is using Farecla G3 to cut the gel coat back, I'm using some at the moment to clean the very faded scuttle on mine, whilst I've got the wiper mech. in pieces.

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Post by Ex_Member » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:58 pm

ooh, sounds interesting. i'll have to pick your brains at Knebworth :)

RoyL
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Post by RoyL » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:58 am

Yes - using Farecla G3 on my gelcoat - used this for years now, does give a good finish, even better when using a machine polisher :)

GarryJ
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Post by GarryJ » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:24 pm

is it available in stores in the UK ?



Regards Gary n Jennie

JohnW
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Post by JohnW » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Farecla is available from many places in the UK, but I tend to get mine from Ebay or shows.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Farecla-G3-Ad ... 19cf0d059b



As Roy said its best to use a machine polisher to get good results. But even though it looks great when done, if left outside it will soon start to fade, my Quantum is black GRP (owned for 9 years) & I use Farecla Marine products as previously mentioned, if left outside its soon becomes a horrible flat grey. I am currently testing out Starbrite Glass Cote on the Ranger, which is more like a varnish/sealer, it says to use an old tee shirt to apply, but this left it very streaky, but using a polish applicator pad I have a reasonable finish. The Ranger was left out all winter & still looked reasonably shiny, despite using an old tee shirt with streaky results, where previously the finish would go flat in about a month.

John



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