home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2017, 10:04 PM   #1026
Tuff240
240 Ninja
 
Tuff240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
Omni locally for my color was way over priced. I mean insane. Looks good though I must say. I should get the same finish when Iím done.
What color are you wanting to paint it? Engine bay color?
__________________

-Patrick
Tuff240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2017, 11:16 PM   #1027
77volvo245
Board Member
 
77volvo245's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Portland Oregon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
Omni locally for my color was way over priced. I mean insane. Looks good though I must say. I should get the same finish when Iím done.
Mason paint is also good quality and affordable.
__________________
STSmachining

77volvo245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 12:10 AM   #1028
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

Iíve read some great reviews on the Eastwood collection. I was going to go with Nason again. Still may do it. Either way i will keep it fresh as long as possible.


Haters are going to hate for sure when these wheels are unveiled. But st the end of the day itís my car and itís what I want. Iíll be happy for sure.
__________________
GhettoFab build thrizzie
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 12:12 AM   #1029
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuff240 View Post
What color are you wanting to paint it? Engine bay color?
Not going to say yet but it will be nice! Definitely not the color under the hood. I need to repaint that one day.
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 12:45 AM   #1030
cwdodson88
Board Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Default

Tuff240 may just have the hookup. Seems like every time I see a pic of him he’s got a gun in his hand.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikep View Post
Build it, break it, build what broke stronger, lather, rinse, repeat.

The Build Thread
SVEA - PUSHROD TURBO!
cwdodson88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 12:54 AM   #1031
Tuff240
240 Ninja
 
Tuff240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cwdodson88 View Post
Tuff240 may just have the hookup. Seems like every time I see a pic of him he’s got a gun in his hand.
Hard to have a hook up when you paint in Seattle one day, Portland the next and LA the next.
At home in CA I can get wholesale price, but I usually just talk nice at the local automotive paint supply and get a fair over the counter price. It's not like I'm doing fancy paint jobs with candies and other expensive stuff. The fanciest thing I painted was Bergen's 4 stage pearl white engine bay. Hated doing that. I much prefer solid single stage colors just for cost and ease. I am not a professional painter.
Tuff240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 03:27 PM   #1032
FreeEMSFred
Board Member
 
FreeEMSFred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kiwiland
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
Pretty ghetto but that nail was welded to the metal patch to hold the patch from falling into the car.
Ahhh, that's actually a nice idea. Get some gas for your welder, though, and you could do nice welds to go with it!

Paint wise, not sure if this is global or not, and it's not as cheap as it used to be, but I've sprayed something called caprithane a few times and one of those in a turquoise green has been out in the weather for 15+ years and still looks mint. IMO almost anything 2-pack will probably produce decent results (ahhh isocyanates <3). Stay well clear of single part lacquers, they really suck to use.
FreeEMSFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 12:30 AM   #1033
Vol242vo
Board Member
 
Vol242vo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Default

Beautiful 245! Love what you’ve done. Wish Photobucket didn’t kill your previous pictures throughout your build. I’d love to see the earlier stages. Right up my alley!
__________________
Derek - 1980 242
Click Here for Project Thread
Vol242vo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 12:47 AM   #1034
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

For sure I need to get some gas on my welds. I’ve been procrastinating. I bet I could be a decent mig welder. Definitely no lacquer for me. I tried the tractor supply single stage enamel and I wasn’t impressed. I could have made it work but it would require a ton of color sanding and buffing which I really don’t plan on doing unless I have a ton of mistakes to fix. I used the Nason under the hood. It was the cheapest paint at the paint supply at the time. Mixed it with some wet look catalyst. Came out decent.

Memories:






little ass turbo how cute
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 01:00 AM   #1035
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vol242vo View Post
Beautiful 245! Love what you’ve done. Wish Photobucket didn’t kill your previous pictures throughout your build. I’d love to see the earlier stages. Right up my alley!
Here are a few of my favorites. Hope you like em'...:





















Last edited by MrBrown; 11-02-2017 at 01:05 AM.. Reason: way too big
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 01:19 AM   #1036
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default



MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 02:10 AM   #1037
Vol242vo
Board Member
 
Vol242vo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Default



You nailed the engine bay, very impressive and a lot of work shaving what you did, not sure why your build is named boosted on a budget, looks expensive!!!
Vol242vo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 02:40 AM   #1038
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

Aha looks can be deceiving. It’s titled on a budget because I am doing everything on my own and as cheap as possible. If you only knew...
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 02:59 PM   #1039
Vol242vo
Board Member
 
Vol242vo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spokane, WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBrown View Post
Aha looks can be deceiving. Itís titled on a budget because I am doing everything on my own and as cheap as possible. If you only knew...

Iíve got a pretty good idea, this is my last 242 build/shave. Yours is gorgeous.

Vol242vo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2017, 05:55 PM   #1040
MrBrown
You like popsicles?
 
MrBrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Default

iTB’s are sweet. Looks good. I feel like I have seen that car before when I was looking into shaving the bay.

Happy thanksgiving everyone.
MrBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.