Painting MGB Clubman

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:07 pm

Hi Guys,

I've bought one of these and wondered best painting methods etc, so it stays on. I'm going to paint myself but wondered where to get paint and choice of colours.

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:05 pm

Strummer10 wrote:Hi Guys,

I've bought one of these and wondered best painting methods etc, so it stays on. I'm going to paint myself but wondered where to get paint and choice of colours.
Ignore all of the expensive high temp paints and use B&Q barbecue paint. Lasts for ages. Paint it when your wife is out and slow bake it in the oven. (It does smell a bit!)
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:37 pm

^^^ also, make sure you degrease it very thoroughly

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:08 pm

Thanks, any need for primer or undercoat or just slop it on ? Any ideas what colours or is it just black ?

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:59 pm

Strummer10 wrote:Thanks, any need for primer or undercoat or just slop it on ? Any ideas what colours or is it just black ?
Black only, no undercoat but as said, make sure it's grease free, it comes in a spray can.

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:15 pm

Nah, they do silver too

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:31 pm

I think MGBs look best in British Racing Green. :mrgreen:

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Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:21 am

Painted my two in black and silver, both BBQ paint. Very easy to do and don't do two coats...

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Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:33 am

It has to be 'baked' afterward. Wait for it to dry, then put it on and take it for a run so it gets nice and hot. It's supposed to be heated for about an hour.

Ovens are a good way, and it does indeed smell, but there's now way I could fit a clubman in my oven.

The B&Q stuff is pretty good.

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Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:38 pm

Ceramic coate it. Looks great, protects better and lasts much longer than paint.

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