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Army Oct 27th, 2020 17:31

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Originally Posted by Rocinante (Post 2676378)
Jumping back significantly, I have a query about the car's bodywork. (I hadn't read your thread at the time it was posted).

I read that you had to remove mm's of filler from all over the body work, but are going for an exposed finish, showing the metal off.

Was the filler not there for a reason, ie to fill dents. Did you have to do a significant amount of repair to the bodywork to be able to do the exposed finish you wanted. It wasn't apparent from the posts that much in the way in dent repair was carried out. You documented the replacement sections for the corrosion, but I didn't see anything related to this, but may have missed it.

I haven't any experience of this sort of thing, but if the panel was damaged to the extent that it had plenty of filler on it, I would have thought it difficult to return it to a state that you would want to show off ?

You are correct in saying that there was no dent removal.

I'm working on the principle that the dents are character...

....bit of a dodgy idea. I'm not sure if it will work out yet.

The cold grey metal colour is very flat. It probably needs some colour.

We'll see.

Rocinante Oct 28th, 2020 01:34

I know you've had some flak about the bare metal finish, but for what it's worth, I quite like it. I hadn't noticed obvious damage from the photographs I'd seen and that's why I assumed there was undocumented repairs carried out.

Not so sure about the "pinstripes" with the bare metal finish though, but I'm sure it'll look good whatever you decide.

Just need to get your workshop finished.

Army Oct 28th, 2020 11:04

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Originally Posted by Rocinante (Post 2676610)
I know you've had some flak about the bare metal finish, but for what it's worth, I quite like it. I hadn't noticed obvious damage from the photographs I'd seen and that's why I assumed there was undocumented repairs carried out.

Not so sure about the "pinstripes" with the bare metal finish though, but I'm sure it'll look good whatever you decide.

Just need to get your workshop finished.

Thinking about it:- There was at least one dent on the car that had been filled with silly amounts of filler that was easily pushed out by hand but hardly any real hammer and dolly dent removal has been done...

...the process of removing all of that filler was a pain in the arse. It did however reveal what I felt was a really nice old car. It is in really good condition for a car that has been used and abused.

The filler was so bad bumps and the scrapes seemed really friendly and characterful. Once allof that plastic crap was removed I felt like the battle scars deserved to be shown.

It is strange but the matte clear coat feels amazing - when you touch the dents and the scrapes the car feels friendly...

...it is weird but I'm kinda in love with it (!) at the moment.

I might decide I don't like after all, however, and paint it properly like a grown up. In which case at least I've done a load of preparation...

Army Feb 11th, 2021 09:59

Massive delays
 
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Not a great start to 2021

Since about the middle of December it has been too cold for the final but crucial finishing off jobs for the workshop. Epoxy floor paint won't dry unless it is warmer than 10 degrees - epoxy primer needs at least 5 degrees and now we're back to the "beast from the east" again!

To top the problems the Dutch government have introduced a curfew which means I probably won't have enough time to get to the place where the Volvo (and other assorted junk) is stored with out falling foul of the rules. So I'm waiting for that to pass.

There's lots of impatient waiting at the moment.

Still one can almost always count on the VKV club to send you something nice through the post at this time of year =>

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1613033815

Yeah OK - a letter opener - not much call for those things any more in this digital age - but still nice to have something cheerful drop in your letter box...

norustplease Feb 11th, 2021 10:14

We don't have a curfew, but the police are going around local visitor spots such as parks, seafronts, etc. asking people arriving in cars how far they have come.

If your car finish is semi matt, then you probably won't see any minor dents or ripples. It is usually the gloss coat that gives the game away with distorted reflections.

Army Feb 13th, 2021 09:59

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Originally Posted by norustplease (Post 2708937)
We don't have a curfew, but the police are going around local visitor spots such as parks, seafronts, etc. asking people arriving in cars how far they have come.

If your car finish is semi matt, then you probably won't see any minor dents or ripples. It is usually the gloss coat that gives the game away with distorted reflections.

Oh these dents will be visible. That's reason for doing it. Some parts look like the cracked surface of an ancient mediterranean mountain goat herder's face!

Rocinante Feb 16th, 2021 10:02

Looking forward to updates once, the weather allows.

kishor Feb 16th, 2021 19:17

Pv544
 
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Originally Posted by Army (Post 2360160)
G'day Folks,

I've recently bought something by accident.

I was looking for a MK1 Transit van but somehow or other I've ended up with a "Katterug" - Katterug is what the Dutch call the PV444 / PV544 models...

...'Cos I'm English I don't quite know why they hit upon that one (!)

Anyway - this ended up being mine because I jokingly asked if it was for sale - and then jokingly said "I suppose you want 10K for it". Unfortunately the answer to the first question was "yes" - the second answer was "no" - but even worse - the number that followed was so low I felt compelled to take on yet another vehicle.

It must be a sickness.

Well anyway 'ere it is.

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1516535925

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1516535925

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/attac...1&d=1516535925

On the whole it is amazingly solid despite being left out side for so long that there's moss growing on the trim.

It is road legal.

It has got some problems that even a Volvo virgin like myself can see...


Hi. If you deciding on selling it, please give me a call. Ta kassie 00447828879494


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