1302s Beetle Original Paint Matchingposted on 1 August 2011 | posted in 1302s Beetle Original Paint Matching | ( 1 ) Comments
Here is David's 1302s beetle, mostly original paint and a very good example in clemintine orange.
Its in for surface rust around the front wing head light, around the bottom underside and on the face meeting the running board. Also on the rear nearside is a non genuine wing which is a poor fit as the whole wing sits a few inches lower down making the tail light look off and the bottom doesnt meet the rear apron flush.
Starting to get stripped!
The rough removed with a clean & strip disk
The rest remaining was shot blasted and temporary etch primed.
Original old stock wing supplied which was nice to see
Trial fit, and we're happy !
The pin hole lead loaded and any minor dents were repaired.
Epoxy sealer went down first
followed by the 2k surfacer primer
The most part of a day spent buffing the paint to try get the lust back into the orange so we can get the best possible colour match.
As the original clemintine looked nothing like this colour due to fading, now we had to turn to the trusted spectrometer which gave us a very strong match and paint formulation for the panels needed.
Now the fun part !
Insides painted too!
Nice, flat out of the gun finish after a 40 min bake at 65 degrees.
Beading painted too.
Now for futher protection so this stays better than new !
And to view the finished job with a perfect colour match, the perfectionists way!
And finally a coat of strong carnuba blend wax
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