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Old 11-18-2014, 03:28 PM
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Car is all one colour again!!!!! Im sitting outside paintshop waiting on tow truck... Tons of pics on my phone but dont know how to upload from mobile site!!! Guess you are gonna have to wait til i get home to my camera and laptop!
I have the giggles!!!!!
 
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Let me be the first to congratulate you and to rib you about getting those pictures uploaded!

High Five!

Fist Bump!

Other unusual congratulatory greeting!?!
 
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Nah! I'm not going to believe it without pics.!!

It's a great feeling to see your baby in colour again.
 
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ok i have kept you waiting long enough!!! actually i was in garage giggling and peeling masking tape!
still needs to be wet sanded and polished! but man oh man she looks sweet!!!!
 
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Nice.
 
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Darren! I have it on good authority that only Girls giggle, boys chuckle!!
I'm SO glad for you!
Good Deal!!
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You couldn't be more wrong Elinor, not only do i giggle but i have a happy dance too!!!i did it the day i bought the car in 05 and again yesterday!!! lol
 
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Originally Posted by Darrenmb View Post
Car is all one colour again!!!!!


Congratulations

Lotsa fun putting everything back together. It's like the car being re-born before your eyes. I'm jealous !


Cheers
DD
 
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Is that a metallic? My BRG (1987) code HEN is a solid.
 
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You couldn't be more wrong Elinor, not only do i giggle but i have a happy dance too!!!i did it the day i bought the car in 05 and again yesterday!!! lol
We need a video of that!!

Looks great!!
 
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Default Great question - mine is darker as well - but Series 1

Jaguar must have many BRG shades over the years?
 
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Yes its a metallic, wanna say bhn its all on the paperwork in the car but im at work!!
 
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Originally Posted by Dale Konkol View Post
Is that a metallic? My BRG (1987) code HEN is a solid.
I will say that the paint inside the doors, on the inside of the trunk, under the hood etc doesnt seem as sparkly. More flat, i would call it solid. Age maybe??? But when i did the seatch for my paint code (still wanna say bhn while not at home.to be certain) it said racing green metallic poly. Whatever all that means. Buy paint shop said same thing and hopefully they knew what it meant!! Hell even if it is the wrong green i love it!!! Hdn maybe??? I would do better if i at least had a vowel... lol
 

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I've only seen a couple of BRG Jaguars in my life. And, one showed definite evidence of a repaint in whole or part. Although both were quite clean, the shine that yours has just wasn't there. What ever it is, it sure looks great.


Way back when, actually 1953, I bought my first and only spanking new car. A MG TD in BRG. Again, nice but not the shine yours has. Alas, acquiring a wife, then a child made it obsolete. Oh, well. Each has outlasted that car, I am sure. Replaced by mundane Black Chevrolet four door, no less. But, with tunes and heater in Germany. Oh yeah!!


Happy dance no longer in my retinue, if one ever was. No giggle either. Chuckle, yup.
And, for an occasion like that, possibly a whoopeee!!!


Enjoy !!


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Nice :-)
Now the fun part, reassemble the Jag.

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ok i have kept you waiting long enough!!! actually i was in garage giggling and peeling masking tape!
still needs to be wet sanded and polished! but man oh man she looks sweet!!!!
Looks fab! Now for the best part....putting back the trim. If you can resist though try and get the sanding and buffing done b4 you put it on otherwise you will never get down to it. I know from experience unfortunately. But again well done she is a beauty.
 
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I will say that the paint inside the doors, on the inside of the trunk, under the hood etc doesnt seem as sparkly. More flat, i would call it solid. Age maybe??? But when i did the seatch for my paint code (still wanna say bhn while not at home.to be certain) it said racing green metallic poly. Whatever all that means. Buy paint shop said same thing and hopefully they knew what it meant!! Hell even if it is the wrong green i love it!!! Hdn maybe??? I would do better if i at least had a vowel... lol

Under the bonnet (hood to you lot) they don't normally apply lacquer (or not much of it) which may be why it looks flat.

Should be lacquer inside the door shuts etc. though. Check with your painter.
 
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code is hdn, when i said inside doors i meant behind where the door cards are, the exposed area between the doors and around door edges etc all matches nicely!
 
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Looks fab! Now for the best part....putting back the trim. If you can resist though try and get the sanding and buffing done b4 you put it on otherwise you will never get down to it. I know from experience unfortunately. But again well done she is a beauty.
Yeah, its difficult not to run out ether and start screwing it back together, but i too have made that mistake before, too gung ho! never did take everything back off to sand and polish properly, just got the bits i could get to! Poor MG it was my paint and body learning tool! taught me to send car out for paint!! lol
 
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In that case my original reason is correct. It is how most cars are finished originally.

Keep up the good work, it's going to be awesome.

JJD I know exactly what you mean. I've still got to sand and polish my yellow Saab 900.
 

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