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Old 25 May 2006, 14:15   #91
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Thanks Pathalla!

Does anyone still read this thread?! Been a bit slack on the updates recently because I've been pretty busy.

A quick sumary:
Console needs one more coat of paint
Upholstery ready very soon
Getting some quotes for my stainless backrest
Away this weekend so hope to get the console and bench seat fitted next week.

A question:

Is it possible to apply a second coat of flo-coat to my bench seat? The first is a little thin. I'm aware it has wax in it so previously assumed I would not be able to apply a second coat, even if I rubbed it down. Is this assumption correct?
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Old 25 May 2006, 14:26   #92
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Of course people still read it - well I do anyway!!! Need all the tips I can get - about to make 2x 2 man jockey seats - removable ones for the front.
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Old 25 May 2006, 16:12   #93
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Hi Tim
Yes in fact i was about to ask if you had your upholstery back
need my own sorted out if your chap turns in a good job
mite give him a go
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Old 25 May 2006, 16:40   #94
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Good good. I should have the upholstery tuesday or so so will update on its quality then.

In the mean time here are some piccies:

Not much to say about them really.

1. Console all painted, looking fairly good but the gloss doesn't half show up all the imperfections!

2. console from the front

3. bench seat lower flange

4. will deck scrubbing in a rather fetching jumper

5. console again.


So does anyone know about this flo-coat? JW? Pete 7.432 recurring?
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Old 25 May 2006, 16:47   #95
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Is it possible to apply a second coat of flo-coat to my bench seat?
If you get the wax off and rough it up a bit it should be ok. You may find wiping it with lots of thinners will sticky up the surface.
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Old 25 May 2006, 16:53   #96
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Jeff, many thanks.

I thought that maybe because the wax was mixed in, it would rear its ugly head on the surface no matter how hard i rubbed it?!

I think I'll give it some serious sander abuse and a good rub down with acetone then coat it again. I'm not happy with the finish at the moment.
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Does anyone still read this thread?! Been a bit slack on the updates recently because I've been pretty busy.

We were wondering what you were up to...
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Old 05 June 2006, 17:33   #98
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getting there!

I really should update this more often.

Ok I've done loads since my last update.

All the cables were threaded through. Thats fuel, throttle, gear, pos and neg main feed, bilge pump, fish finder transducer, pitot tube pipe and the cables from the throttle.

Most significantly the console is in! Bout time. Went in no problems with loads of sikaflex and self tappers (see pic). After all the holes were drilled we sat the console on its end as shown so I could sikaflex it up. It was then a case of lowering it down carefully and getting all the cables underneath then screwing it up. I used a drill with a ratchet to prevent me from over tightening the screws. After it wwas down I went round the edge with more sikaflex to give a nice clean finish and get rid of any "water traps".

As you can see all the holes are cut in the console (speedo, rev, fuel, steering, compass) and cable entry/exits.

One set back was that I managed to completely cock up an attempt to re-flocoat the bench seat by using some dodgey flocoat and a hardener that didn't seem to match (either that or I used too much ) A nasty lumpy mess is the best discription I can give! That all had to be sanded down and re-coated at extra cost It does however now look real pucker (see pic).

The upholstery has also been done. Grumpy, its pretty good really although I may have made the jockey seat a little fat! Its similar, I would imagine, to sitting on a baby elephant. Never mind, i'll ride in comfort

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1. Console on its end ready to sikaflex. Covering the tubes was a good idea!
2. Console in!
3. Not sure what this pic shows. Cables and general mess.
4. Console with throttle control
5. Inside the console from the front hatch
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Old 05 June 2006, 17:39   #99
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Some pics of the upholstery and the "orange peel" finish on my bench seat.

Next jobs are to fit bench seat and upholstery, put the fuel tank in and connect up all the fuel line and the electrics (I'm hoping my dad will do this while i'm at the iow festival ).
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Orange peel? That's more 'Rough end of a Pineapple'!
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