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#1 Posted : Friday, 18 January 2019 10:35:23 PM(UTC)
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Im at the paint stage with my HK and we're discussing what sort of finish I want.
Most if not all concours quality cars are denibbed to the point of being perfectly dead flat like glass, I'd call it a show-car finish but it far from how they were back in 1968.

Heres a photo of the factory paint on my old door its not something I would want to replicate but I'm thinking a perfectly flat glass like finish is probably not the look I want either.

Interested to hear your thoughts.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, 19 January 2019 7:02:30 AM(UTC)
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That looks a bit "rough" to me. About half way between that and flat would look better. Acrylic sprays pretty flat if done right and I doubt if they were sanded after painting back then not like today when everything has to be perfect.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, 19 January 2019 7:20:05 AM(UTC)
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Acrylic done in the GMH plants apart from the black outs and black stripes and I think the gold and silver accents on Broughams was oven cured acrylic rather than air dried, so it does look a bit different to what you'll achieve today using air dried and cut back.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, 19 January 2019 7:33:51 PM(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:15:39 PM(UTC)
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Don’t forget to miss bits and have a run in it.


Yeah I think I'll improve on that a bit
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#6 Posted : Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:18:27 PM(UTC)
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Acrylic done in the GMH plants apart from the black outs and black stripes and I think the gold and silver accents on Broughams was oven cured acrylic rather than air dried, so it does look a bit different to what you'll achieve today using air dried and cut back.


I guess they were they buffed before the stripes went on?
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#7 Posted : Monday, 21 January 2019 5:21:38 AM(UTC)
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Must have, all blackouts and stripes across most series were the same except for the gold stripes in HT.
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