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Old 29 December 2009, 07:13   #1
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Total Respray?

Think I may have found a suitable leg for my PT upgrade, the only small "problem" being it's off a Mariner.

So, It would be good to keep it "original" -has anyone tried overpainting topcoat & been successful?

I am thinking that if it's already painted gloss, I will probably need to get it down to the metal to allow primer to stick properly, and that;s going to be a LOT of work, so can anyone reccommend a top coat that will stick straight onto the old topcoat? (and yes, I know I'll need to sand it to give it a half decent surface to key to if such a paint exists)

Alternatively, I go find a suitable mariner coloured lid........ (which is probably easier!)
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Old 29 December 2009, 07:28   #2
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I assume you want to paint Black over Mariner Silver?
If so, just degrease it thoroughly, flat it off with wet & dry and get the old black shiny stuff on there. Going back to the bare metal will cause you more problems, as you'll need to use an etching primer. The black should go straight onto the silver, if it's prepared well, but may need a few coats to give the right level of opacity.
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Old 29 December 2009, 08:07   #3
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DHD,

Cheers, that's confirmed what I thought. The fun bit will be the nooks & crannies round the clamps, but I'm sure some patience & time will solve that.

I suppose on the plus side, black over silver should hopefully need slightly less coats than the other way round!
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I assume you want to paint Black over Mariner Silver?
If so, just degrease it thoroughly, flat it off with wet & dry and get the old black shiny stuff on there. Going back to the bare metal will cause you more problems, as you'll need to use an etching primer. The black should go straight onto the silver, if it's prepared well, but may need a few coats to give the right level of opacity.
Would agree with DD,but remember to prime any areas where you do break through the old finish.[Standard primer will do]You should be able to get any coluor you wish from your local AUTOMOTIVE PAINT supplier mixed as an aerosol,although you may need more than one to do a good job.
Just 'dust' on a couple of coats and build it up slowly! The better the prep,the warmer and more dust free the area the better,and when you order the paint get a '2pack' paint.[And wear a suitable mask!]Best of luck!
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9d280 - just a thought - but would a "mix and match" engine be less appealing to thieves?
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9d280 - just a thought - but would a "mix and match" engine be less appealing to thieves?
I was thinking the same but didn't know if it was just me?
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the black paint name is phantom black
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I was thinking the same but didn't know if it was just me?
That would be like driving a car with the doors sourced from a scrapy. I take your point regards not making it 'too appealing', but surely a matched paintjob on an engine is the way to go. Even from a resale point of view.
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Yeah, that thought had crossed my mind! The other thought that crossed my mind is that as it's a clamshell, I might be easier looking for a Mariner coloured lid.... That would just leave the gearbox black, which will spend most of it's time either underwater or in a prop bag.

As for resale, the engine is now 22YO, and unlike whisky, the price dends to drop with age!
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Yeah, that thought had crossed my mind! The other thought that crossed my mind is that as it's a clamshell, I might be easier looking for a Mariner coloured lid.... That would just leave the gearbox black, which will spend most of it's time either underwater or in a prop bag.

As for resale, the engine is now 22YO, and unlike whisky, the price dends to drop with age!
Like one of these? Seems a little too pricey though. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Marin...ssoriesQ5fGear
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