Resin baked paint

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carina
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Resin baked paint

Post by carina » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 9:54 am

I'm now well in to the bare metal and paint prep. The doors are in good condition and original external paint is not to bad with 3 small dings. I'm tempted to respray over the original paint but I cannot find anyone who knows about 'resin baked' paint properties. The car will be resprayed in the original paint colour,Stonegrey. I'm thinking I could do a trial now and see how it goes with both acrylic and two pack. Or am I wasting my time and just go bare metal?
Also the head lights are a bit dark inside. Any recomendations for this work?
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1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Resin baked paint

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 28 Aug, 2017 1:13 pm

I talked to a car painter a few weekends ago. She mentioned they put a special sealer in between to overcome the differences of old paint vs new 2-pack. They do it all the time...

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Re: Resin baked paint

Post by carina » Fri 01 Sep, 2017 9:05 am

Thanks Bart. I will be looking for that product!
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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Re: Resin baked paint

Post by Mercmad » Fri 01 Sep, 2017 11:28 am

The headlight reflectors were silver plated.If you chrome them they will not work as chrome is not a very good reflector. What you need to find is a firm that does aluminium plating on things like coffin handles and ask them to do it. i would strip a roundie right back to bare metal (NO soda blasting!! ) because 60 year old enamel under modern catalysed paint will give problems . It's ok for painters to say they use sealers etc but I will guarantee they never do it on anything older than 10 years.

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Re: Resin baked paint

Post by carina » Sat 02 Sep, 2017 9:18 am

Thanks mercmad. So not chrome,knowing that should cut down the field a bit. Still talking to paint suppliers.
1991 420se . "Flosshilde".
1982 500SEC "Goldie" .Soon to be Black.
1955 220a Ponton, 'Polly' still getting over the fact I now have a Merc that is 3 years younger than me.

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