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#1 jonesy

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:46 AM

hey lads, getting very close to slapping some paint on the hatch,

 

looking for black out painting mask out areas where too and best method of painting...been looking through cant find a directive post. there is a heap in build threads but nothing specific outlining process (that i have found having a man look).. if there is one please point me in the direction and if not would one of you gurus please create a thread dedicated on method and how and where, i am lead to believe that there re 3 diff variations and all mixes in between..

 

if there is not a sticky on this it may be a good one

 

the content

 

decal placement

masking layout

what to paint first

what to paint separately and what not to

best tape to use 

when to remove tape in the process

method to assembling parts with minimal damage

 

stuff like that and i am sure there is so much more

 

yes i am aware there are more that one way to skin a cat but thats why a guru should be the author  

 

thanks guys

 

 



#2 jonesy

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:58 AM

well i thought some one might have hit this by now...i know its not a quick post.. comments? worth a post?


Edited by jonesy, 29 April 2019 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:22 AM

Defently not an easy answer, lots of painted cars over time, very hard to give an exact answer. There is a few threads on here already asking about paint blackouts etc.

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 10:07 AM

There are too many variables for a one-size-fits-all answer...

 

For example, whether the polished window trims have been deleted, and if the bonnet is black or body colour.

 

With a black bonnet and no window trim (in my opinion) the sedan masking along the style line on the guard looks better, but if a black bonnet with the window trim then the hatch masking of just the top surfaces seems better suited.

 

With a body colour bonnet and window trims then mask under the trim pieces, but with a body colour bonnet and no trim then maybe the old SL/R stripe along the guard scheme would be neater, although that does look a tad odd on a hatch.

 

Once you've decided on a scheme above, then you start looking at the 'inside the gaps' masking.

 

For the engine bay I prefer to paint the full lip of the guards and nosecone black, and the radiator support body colour, but that's not how the factory did it, so I guess it depends on how fussy you want to be concours-wise too? If you're going for the factory A9X look then I suggest looking for photos of "unmolested" A9X's on the sale websites (and I bet there'll be a dozen different variations of the factory masking anyway).

 

And the masking in the door openings will vary with the different schemes too, although a lot easier with a hatch as you've only got half the work to do.

 

I seem to recall Al doing a bit of research with Rusty's blackout masking in his build thread here:

 

http://www.gmh-toran...4-door-rebuild/

 

But that's for a sedan of course. I'm sure there would be many other posts around here on the subject, it's just a question of finding them!



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:00 PM

At Toranafest a few years ago, when they had combined A9X Nationals, I took about a zillion pics of unmolested original cars as they had so many variations of how they painted under the bonnet, black across guards to nose cone, inside doors etc. What we came to a conclusion, was lazy painters on the day took short cuts, and did there own thing.

 

I do remember seeing awhile ago a factory info sheet stating how the correct way to paint them with instructions, maybe google it? 



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

Use these as a basic guide. I don't have
Views A, B, and C.
Omit the sill and rear as noted.
Best way is to copy a car you like the look of.
(Sourced from this forum sometime ago.)

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:12 PM

There is a few posts on here that Michael (REDA9X) put together when he was repainting an untouched yellow A9X hatchback.

As I find them ill put up the links.

 

http://www.gmh-toran...tch-an-spoiler/

 

http://www.gmh-toran...-and-nose-cone/

 

http://www.gmh-toran...lackout-on-a9x/

 

http://www.gmh-toran...t-on-a9x/page-2

 

These links have got bits of the original post that Michael did, scroll through for the yellow car.



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:14 PM

Found it I think

 

http://www.gmh-toran...ittle-projects/



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:40 PM

Not to be offensive to anyone, but just follow what red says, he's 1 of the a9x guru's.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:43 PM

thanks for all the replies ... very helpful 

 

been looking around trying to find a pic of mask ups on the apron - what black what body colour. 

anyone able to help

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:55 AM

apron/ rad support






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