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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 06, 2018 05:30PM

Here's the hood. Deck lid and doors are next

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 08, 2018 05:39PM

Looking Great Jim!! (And saw the color sanded update on the MGE site too)... You're making me feel bad taking so long to paint the hard top I prepped about 6-8 months ago!!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 08, 2018 06:10PM

We haven't had rain for 9 months and then when I want to paint, it starts. Not complaining, we need it desperately. I'd spray the clear in the garage but I'd have to move the car outside and it's not very weather proof.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 08, 2018 07:31PM

They make tarps ;)


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 13, 2018 04:05PM

Got the red shot and blocked down with 1500 and started shooting the clear. Got 3 coats on without getting any trash in it and then on the last coat 4 of these @#$%& made perfect landings while it was still very wet so they sunk down in. After sanding out the bugs, I shot the final coat of clear early in the morning before the bugs woke up and the wind started to blow. Going to let it sit for a few days before I color san and buff.

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Here's the hood after the 4th coat

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 13, 2018 04:50PM

Garage painting is a challenge with insects.
I remember many times when I was painting components for my TR6 that before painting there would be no bugs.
I would then start painting and then they would magically appear.
I think they are actually attracted to the thinners in the paint.
You will often see wasps flying around the tops of propane bottles where they vent off.
After much consideration on painting the exterior of the car in my garage I decided not to because of insects and other issues.
I had a guy paint my car in a paint booth that we rented from a body shop.

Keep up the good work Jim, I am looking forward to seeing the final product.

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 13, 2018 05:58PM

The bugs aren't bad first thing in the morning so I am planning to do the first 2 coats on one day and do the final the following day 1st thing in the morning. That way I can sand out the trash before I shoot the final coat. Everything will be color sanded and buffed so it isn't that much of an issue. It just turns 1 day in a spray booth into 4 days outside. I'm retired so I have a lot of time to kill anyway.



Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 23, 2018 02:50PM

Shot the color on the doors and deck lid this morning. A quick wet sand with 1000 tonight and the clear goes on in the morning.

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PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
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04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: January 23, 2018 04:12PM

Hello Jim,

Looking good there, I'd suggest we go for another ride together but, some other distracted driver might hit you again.

I'm not reeky superstitious . Just kidding.

I hope the bugs stay away.

PJ


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 23, 2018 04:52PM

P.J. - I haven't heard from you in a while, how have you been? I should have it back together by the end of Feb if you want to come out and go for another ride. I think I have the engine quitting problem solved so shouldn't be getting hit again.

I had all three coats done before 10:00 so the bugs aren't awake yet.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: January 23, 2018 05:45PM

Jim,

Is your wife ok with a red driveway? :) Mine would be wanting to sever something when she saw it!

Edit: meant to say it looks great! I'm partial to red too.



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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 23, 2018 05:57PM

The red is just dust that sweeps up. Where I'm doing this is back from the street so it doesn't show anyway. The more I paint on the car the better I like the color. It's not a subtle red.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: January 23, 2018 06:28PM

Yes, as you have seen, I like non-subtle red too. Good that it will sweep up.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 12, 2018 04:21PM

This is the first coat of color on the shell, I ran out of activator so I have to wait for the shipment to get here before I can finish.

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 12, 2018 08:15PM

Purdy!



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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: BWA
Date: February 12, 2018 10:36PM

Wow that red is so bright there is no way a person could not see you on the road!!
Then again never underestimate the stupidity of drivers these days.
Looks real good.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 13, 2018 01:26AM

It is actually a little darker than what it looks like in the pictures but still very bright, must be due to the lighting. Good ole arrest-me-red.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 13, 2018 09:35AM

Yep, gonna get speeding ticket while parked. :)


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: February 14, 2018 06:12PM

This is closer to what the color actually looks like - 3 coats of red, clear goes on tomorrow

3 coats red.jpg

3 coats red1.jpg


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
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09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Started to make it red
Posted by: Charles
Date: February 14, 2018 09:09PM

Jim, Very nice.
Did someone say red. I like RED I don't care what color it is.
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