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Skytiger

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PostSubject: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 pm

Da ra ta taa, da ra ta taa..... (please sing along if you feel the need!)

Well, finally that time has arrived, the bus is being stripped as it goes to the paint workshop on Saturday.


It's stripping time! Dscn0710

It's stripping time! Dscn0711

It's stripping time! Dscn0712

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Who would've thought the bumper would be hiding so much dirt Embarassed   Definately making a list of all the stainless screws needed when refitting the bumpers and trying to source decent headlight rims as our are in a shocking state for only being 5 months old.  Or maybe I just need to be busier with the chrome polish  Rolling Eyes

Will keep you updated with more pics when I get them.


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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Be nice to see a bit of colour on your bay Smile
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 6:52 pm

Living in Scotchland, I would have thought that anemic white would fit in quite well!



*ducks and runs away giggling*

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 7:01 pm

@absquatulation wrote:
Living in Scotchland, I would have thought that anemic white would fit in quite well!

It's just a nightmare when the sun comes out, the bus goes bright red then starts to peel! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 8:00 pm

What colour are you going for?
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 10:16 pm

@irishman wrote:
What colour are you going for?

Does this photo give any hints? Laughing

It's stripping time! 16102010


And no, it's not Ford blue!  Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyWed Mar 07, 2012 11:09 pm

Good stuff, I'll look forward to seeing the results Very Happy

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AbsintheKombi

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyThu Mar 08, 2012 9:03 am

st - that will look great - I saw one the other day and suggested to Alison that we should have had that colour - she gave me the look that said, "don't even think about it"!

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyThu Mar 08, 2012 11:16 am

You couldn't find the Tartan Paint then Smile

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyThu Mar 08, 2012 1:20 pm

Is the chosen scheme going to be red and white stripes like the no entry sign Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyFri Mar 09, 2012 9:08 pm

OK is it No entry red or tarmac grey? pirat
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySat Mar 10, 2012 9:58 pm


Well it went to the paintshop today on the back of a flat bed, it should return in two weeks painted.
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 5:55 pm

Here are a few shots with badges, handles, fresh air vent flaps, front indicator housing, side indicators and locks removed, the blue masking tape is just to keep the rain out of holes made by removing everything.

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This is the side indicator hole no paint or protection whatsoever Sad

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 6:18 pm

Exciting times bet you can't wait

Is there anything to do to the interior when you get it back?
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 8:02 pm

Not a nice thing to find behind the indicator, but hopefully the guys will sort it properly when they spray it, looking forward to seeing the finished article pirat
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 8:16 pm

The poor job around the side repeater hole is to be expected I'm afraid.

Everyone should twist off their lenses carefully, gently ease the repeater unit forward and rustproof the unpainted edges of the hole, and then touch in with a paintstick. Hopefully Danbury are drilling the holes FIRST these days and then painting the lower halves.

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 8:41 pm

Dont hold your breath Tim No
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 9:21 pm

@thesplitsombrero wrote:
hopefully the guys will sort it properly when they spray it
The are going to sort it before spraying thankfully.

The metal burrs on the inside hadn't even been filed off. Thats why my repeaters sticked out a bit because it dosen't let the retaining lugs grip the back of the panel. Which in turn doesn't leave a waterproof seal with the rubber gasket against the body so lets water into the untreated metal. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Well this weekends task was to clean up the inside of the front and rear bumpers here's what I started with.

I sanded all the rust off and treated rusty areas with Kurust.


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I then masked up the outside of the bumper in preparation to zinc primer the inside so it really bites into the metal.

Before Rear
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Before Front
It's stripping time! Dscn0817


Rear Painted
It's stripping time! Dscn0814

Front Painted
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Then I used Hammerite stone chip shield using my air compressor to apply a nice thick coat.

Front Stone chipped

It's stripping time! Dscn0813
It's stripping time! Dscn0816


Rear Stone chipped

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Hopefully this will stop them from rusting and last a bit longer before needing re-chromed.


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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 7:47 pm

Excellent job. Feel free to pop down south and do mine anytime!

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Scooby too Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 8:10 pm

Might be cheaper posting them up than me driving down Wink
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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 8:12 pm

How about at the Kombi Sleepover ? Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 8:57 pm

"the sleepover workshop" cheers

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PostSubject: Re: It's stripping time!   It's stripping time! EmptyMon Mar 19, 2012 7:15 pm

Excellent job Tiger, that should keep em sweet for a while. I might fit Mudgaurds at the rear to help out as well pirat
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