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    27-03-2017, 09:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Madscientist's Nova project in Your Cars
    The engine does look a bit sorry for its self given the amount of corrosion you have to wonder about the oil and water ways being furred up with...
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    27-03-2017, 09:32 PM
    I cant wait to see it pulled should look really good, The sanding and wiping with acetone is to get rid of the top layer of wax making the next layer...
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    22-03-2017, 10:50 PM
    You would only need to sand if the layers had cured, putting down 2 or 3 layers at the same time is OK as the wax will rise during the curing...
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    22-03-2017, 08:08 AM
    It doesn't contain the wax so you don't need to sand between layers, it will remain tacky for longer but left over night it will dry to a matt...
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    21-03-2017, 11:14 PM
    I think I would go down that route gel coat doesn't cure too well when exposed to the air it can remain tacky for a long time and as Alex says you...
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    21-03-2017, 11:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    I was thinking about doing my top coat in the final colour but I wasn't sure how good a finish I would get? or how many of the pin holes it will...
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    21-03-2017, 10:58 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Yes tissue is much easier to make conform and I had 2 small 90 deg angles to deal with, by the time I had 2 layers of tissue on those angles were not...
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    21-03-2017, 12:02 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    The Wax worked really well filling the seams around the flanges and saved a lot of work. I had forgotten I hadn't posted any pics. I started...
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    20-03-2017, 11:03 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    As I said in Dave's thread the paint and filler is all off and the body has been washed down. I'm going to let it dry out for a week and hopefully...
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    20-03-2017, 10:49 PM
    Glad you are managing to find some time to get some work done and I hope the wife's recovery is going well. Talking of air bubbles I manged to finish...
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    18-03-2017, 10:55 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Novas In Print in General Chat
    Yes its that simple, a few weekends sorted. Made me smile Thanks. Dirk
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    18-03-2017, 10:43 PM
    I have been in contact with the seller. Ill keep you posted Dirk
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    17-03-2017, 10:33 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Looking very nice Dirk
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    16-03-2017, 10:43 PM
    Hi Jim, Do you know what sort of money he is after? The body on my Nova has been messed about and will take lots of work to put right, might be...
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    16-03-2017, 08:47 AM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Hi ratrog64, Thanks for your advise, here is an interesting link to the Corvette forum where the discussion between gelcoat and polyester primer...
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    15-03-2017, 11:05 PM
    Well done Phill, You will not learn anything getting others to do it, even if you learn how not to do it by doing it yourself, you can always do...
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    15-03-2017, 10:39 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Hi Peter, Putting any sort of primer on will just have the same effect as the last lot, it will blister in time, fibreglass is porous and will...
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    14-03-2017, 11:05 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Dirk's Avante in Your Cars
    Well the Avante continues to fight me all the way. This car and the other one I had, both suffered from very bad blistering to the paint, remember...
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    09-03-2017, 10:50 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Stoneleigh 2017 in General Chat
    That's a shame Can you not increase her med's get her in a happy mood and ask again. Dirk
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    09-03-2017, 10:41 PM
    Nice one, did they give you the rear section that they cut out above the tank? or does that need remaking? Dirk
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    05-03-2017, 10:46 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    The dash look very nice. Have you had the roof down since you fitted your rear window tunnel? I only say as you have a screws in the top section and...
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    04-03-2017, 11:03 PM
    My Nova has the same difference between my model number 71080 and manufactured date 101080 also 3 days. I would take that as pulled from the mould on...
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    03-03-2017, 10:34 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    How pants what a nightmare!! Have they given you any timescale for a new one? Dirk
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    02-03-2017, 10:46 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    How annoying, but surely you cant be far off now once the window goes in? Dirk
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    02-03-2017, 10:42 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Clutch Master Cylinder in Transmission
    They still come with a balance bar, and I'm not sure that they are not permitted just not happy with them being left adjustable i.e whilst you are...
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    28-02-2017, 10:56 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Clutch Master Cylinder in Transmission
    Hi Mark, Not sure which pedals you got, but mine came with two .7 cylinders and one .625 and my understanding is that the .625 is for the front...
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    27-02-2017, 10:44 PM
    A very nice starting point and I think a good price, I'm sure it has cost a lot more to get it to this point. Flatlands work has been exceptional on...
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    27-02-2017, 10:36 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Wiring Help in Electrical
    Wow that's good service, well done them.:clapping: Dirk
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    27-02-2017, 10:33 PM
    Dirk replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    Looking very nice what size did you go for in the end? and where did you get the rubber from? Still no windscreen when is that happening now? Dirk
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