Coming along nicely
Cheers Dave much appreciated!
Nice job mate. Is that chassis black rubberized or more like an egg shell type coating that's sets hard? What did you do to prep the floor pan? Looks really good wouldn't mind trying that. I used spray on rubberized coating on my last build and have since heard a lot of guys don't like it due to water retention.
Hey thanks oz for the kind words, I have also used the rubberised deadener type in the past and didnt like it. This time I went for the standard chassis black. It is available like this and in pressure pack form.
As my car was on stands unable to be rolled out I was limited for space, The other factor was that we had 40+ degree heat here for a few days so outside was just crazy hot. I got in my shorts and lay on my creeper with safety glasses armed with a bucket of warm soapy water and brush and sponges I layed there for what seemed like ages and scrubbed it clean..
After a day or two when it was surely dry I then sprayed 2 cans of chassis black in nooks and crannies near the fuel tank suspension mounts etc and along the sills. Then once this was dry I hit the whole lot by brush laying on my back again trying not to get covered in it!
I now wish I had written this all in the original update as it is part of the story after all.. then you wouldnt have needed to ask!
Because of that while I'm here I will update:
I was having a rather lazy sunday my partner was in the hammock under the tree and I decided to do something to my car, I had a couple bits to touch up underneath so I quickly did those, decided (with wet brush and paint can open) as I am prone to enjoy a little wheel spin that it would be a good idea to whack another coat under the rear wheel arches, I think thats about 4 or so coats in there all up.
I then looked for an easy job that would satisfy my earn to accomplish but not be too strenuous os demanding, as in I didnt feel like getting way way dirty and greased up as tends to happen when working on these things.
I decided the rear tailgate chrome strips could maybe go on without too much drama so I began by taping up the door along the sides I then counted out my clips, and a few were actually broken so I had a box of clips from a motor spares shop. They are slightly different but work the same. Sorry the second pic is a close up but a bit blurry (I'm not a photographic genius) The fourth pic shows the difference once mounted. I then lined up the strips and slid the ends on then clipped them down with a gently push with my fingers. It was in fact quite an easy process. The pictures follow..
Pretty happy with how it was looking I went and grabbed the Rotary wagon badge and whacked it in for some dress up pics. So the original Rx3 wagon had woodgrain panel stickering along the back between the two strips I have just attached. I'm not such a fan of the fake wood I'm toying with the idea of satin black stuck there instead as I do think it needs something? thoughts change daily. The satin black just seems more "street" I dont have the bezels back yet so they didnt go on I will wait until I have them but may purchase the sticky product and cut it just in case,
Oh and the RE120AP badge also isnt back yet so I just went for what I had. more pics because I was now excited:
flash on the blue looks like the lighter more commonly seen rx3 hue.
flash off you can see its really the darker shade.
Pretty stoked with that for a days tinkering. well not a day a few hours but I'm sure you all get me. As in last update I have parts to collect so I doubt much will happen actually to the car for a few weeks but I will be gathering goodies all the same.