Paint by Valspar

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Celia
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Paint by Valspar

Postby Celia » Sun May 31, 2015 11:15 am

Couldnt get any Frilford Grey so I took a piece of card with the remains of the previous spray that I had managed to get. This paint had stood out darker on the car as the origainal paint had faded.
I took the sample to B&Q, the new Valspar paint mixing section.
They scanned it, and at my request lightenned it by 20% 1 ltr of exterior wood and metal (15 year anti mould guarentee :lol: ) and its perfect, just the right colour, only problem is having to brush paint but I am working on the idea that after a couple of coats I can T cut it back to smooth, will let you know if that plan worked!!

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby kennatt » Sun May 31, 2015 1:27 pm

you might T cut after about 3 years when it eventually gets hard enough :o

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby ManyMinors » Sun May 31, 2015 5:21 pm

It is perfectly possible to obtain Frilford Grey car paint (or any other colour come to that) in both cellulose and 2 pack through specialist suppliers. I have bought some within the last few months myself and it is an excellent match.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby Celia » Sun May 31, 2015 10:11 pm

I did buy a couple of cans last year, it wasnt a great match though. I have been on Bull Motif and ESM but neither have Frilford at the moment.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby tysonn » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:57 am

As kennatt says oil based paint will take forever to harden enough to flat.Its best used to paint your house.Any half decent autopaint factor will mix you the proper stuff and match the colour spot on.
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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:01 am

Celia wrote:I did buy a couple of cans last year, it wasnt a great match though. I have been on Bull Motif and ESM but neither have Frilford at the moment.
Frilford Grey isn't a common Minor colour and I wouldn't expect a company like Bull Motif or ESM to stock it. I got mine delivered the following day from a company specializing in cellulose car paints.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby ASL642 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:12 am

I used these people - great service brilliant paint, good colour match.

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... id#p336736

Don't use house paint -you'll never get a good finish. B&Q paint is meant for houses not vehicles.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:31 pm

Years gone by all vehicles were brush painted. I painted a Morris 8 E by hand with coach enamel and a lovely job it was too. Biggest problem was keeping dust and flies off as it dried. Wet the floor and keep the garage doors tight shut.....
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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby Celia » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:14 pm

I used it for the engine bay, boot sections and other places that need protecting but are not on show, so I could save my last can for the bodywork.
I paint my boat topsides by hand, flatting off with a dryer brush, I can get a good shine but I dont think I would do the whole of my car, just little bits.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby M25VAN » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:33 am

Have you looked into using a roller to get a smoother finish? You can get a very good finish brushing though. That is how my van is painted and with B&Q paint as well. :D

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby dp » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:03 pm

If you do use a roller, use this type,

http://www.diy.com/departments/bq-4-rol ... 926_BQ.prd

not the fluffy ones
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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby Celia » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:05 pm

I managed to get some paint mixed, and sprayed, then I used a clear gloss laquer, next step to use wet and dry 2500 to bring up a shine, I will post some pictures of her at the wedding with her ribbons on.

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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby Matt » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:53 am

bmcecosse wrote:Years gone by all vehicles were brush painted. I painted a Morris 8 E by hand with coach enamel and a lovely job it was too. Biggest problem was keeping dust and flies off as it dried. Wet the floor and keep the garage doors tight shut.....
I've got (published) pictures somewhere of the paint being applied to bullnose Morris bodies in the factory. They were sprayed...

However most coachbuilders and repairers brushed
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Re: Paint by Valspar

Postby tysonn » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:10 am

Its easy to get sidetracked with old methods of working(don't get me wrong I'm full of admiration of what was achieved with the tools and resources available at the time).If the technology,tools and materials we use today had been available then they would have been used.
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