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Old 02-10-2024, 05:16 AM
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A little update as dropped by the painters yesterday with my wife.

In primer ready for final blocking before top coat!


All coming along very nicely.


My cab is on its back getting the floor and firewall ready to be painted and Raptor Lining sprayed on.


This is why you have a test spray out done. The one left in the picture we had done originally and in DeBeer's paint and the right was just done by the painter in Mipa branded paint that they want to use on the Truck. Way different! The original looks the same as the original Harley Davidson colour, supposed to be Olive Gold Pearl, where Mipa's version of the same paint code is much more green and has more sparkle. Not what we are after as too pretty for a truck. Also we are after olive, not green.


You can also see how the Mipa one on the left loses colour quickly when not in direct sunlight. Something we want to avoid on the truck.


This is what it is suppose to look like and the DeBeer's version looks spot on.


So now I am going to see what Mipa's version of Harley Davidson Olive Gold Denim is like with a gloss clear over it, but they haven't the formula for it! It is a lighter version of the other Olive Gold and normally doesn't have a clear over it as is a matt version. I have also the option of ordering and having it painted in the DeBeer's paint, (made in the Netherlands and owned by Valspar), but they feel the quality isn't quite as high as Mipa, (made in Germany). I don't know myself.
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Old 02-10-2024, 09:15 AM
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It's really a shame to be confronted with such a challenge after all that work!


And I was always told that virtue was it's own reward!


[That said, I'm waiting for your usual, brilliant analysis and selection!]


Keep raising that "bar"!!
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Old 02-11-2024, 03:54 AM
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Ha ha, thanks Marc
I think the formula was too heavy handed on the xirallic and why all the colour changes. More yellow and a touch of blue would help a lot for the colour to turn olive
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What I have done today, after speaking with them, is buy 250ml of the Harley Davidson Olive Gold Denim in DeBeer's and then get them to respray the Mipa test piece we don't like in that. Will have them put a gloss clear over it rather than a matt one that colour calls for.
He said if the painter is happy with the way it sprays, he'd rather do the whole Truck in DeBeers, which ever version we prefer between the two Harley colours, and use their clear as well. He has looked into the quality of the DeBeer's and is now happy that it is on par with Mipa, so long as the test sprays out well.
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Old 02-12-2024, 02:15 PM
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That came our so nice. I think that the "olive" would be my choice, as well.
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Marcus, my great admiration for you and your lady.
To take it apart and paint it again.....that's a terrible job.
I built 3 cars from parts when I was young. There was nothing available, spare parts distribution. No workshops like today.
We didn't have the money for a working car, but it was a journey to assemble.
Whenever I finished that car, I never wanted to see it again.
And today, when the cars are restored like vintage cars..... I am sick of that model and I don't even want to see it again. although it is my youth.
Hence my great admiration that you have so much strength to enter the same river a second time….
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https://youtu.be/MRgxajzQ9kM
Testing out the other Harley colour.
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