fettling early Optimus 111

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  1. burny pyromaniac Netherlands

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    Hi folks,

    I finally got to the refurbishment of the case of my early fifties Optimus 111.

    Although de upper half of the case was in remarkably good condition, the lower half was rusting and loosing paint. I hesitated whether to preserve the good part and take on the bad parts, but decided to tackle the whole case.

    Electrolysis bath and painting had to wait for spring, but now I got round to it.

    Now for the results:
    First the situation as was

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    Then electolysis, commented on by my daughter with: yikes! IMG_1482.jpg
    result after first layer of paint:
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    and on image10.jpeg
    final results image5.jpeg
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    and together with its brothers
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    and image0.jpeg does it work? I thought so!
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    Enjoy!
    Greetings, Tonio
     
  2. hikerduane

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    They look great. My finds also, one half is acceptable, the other half needs help.
    Duane
     
  3. The Warrior

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    Looks awesome man, nice work. I have a few that need cleaned up and painted.
     
  4. Harder D. Soerensen

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    Looks fantastic - which paint did you use?
     
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  6. burny pyromaniac Netherlands

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    I used Motip car paint number 52750 603B4AFC-0932-4273-907C-938CA19C69A3.jpeg Greetings, Tonio
     
  7. Cookie

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    Looks great. I really like that color.
     
  8. mickeg

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    When I painted my early 70s vintage 111B I used VHT Engine paint. It was not as glossy as I wanted but I liked the color. The lack of gloss may have been my poor skill at painting.
     
  9. Tony Press

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    @mickeg

    Some VHT paint (the highest temperature paint) is always matt; some lower temperature VHT paint can be matt or gloss, as can VHT clear coat.

    You can always put a VHT gloss clear coat over the matt paint; but sometimes the matt paint looks just fine as it is.

    Tony
     
  10. mickeg

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    Thanks but I can live with the matt finish. The paint was for high temperatures. If I ever get around to buying some glossy clear coat, I might try it then.