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Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:17 pm

What a difference a professional clean makes!
I had never seen it THIS clean, what a surprise...

Monday the real work starts: reducing all horizontal surfaces to bare metal!

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the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby Cates Cat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:05 am

I think that 911 in the background may be missing its paint...

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pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:49 am

Does look a bit bland, doesn't it?
Would've looked much better in Viper Green, methinks... :roll:

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:22 am

pimgmx wrote:...reducing all horizontal surfaces to bare metal!

Another workshop visit yesterday: progress is impressive!

And for now it's mainly good news: no big surprises in the rust department!

the rust repair below the LH windscreen edge was smaller than expected, only several square cms of new steel needed.
The only other rust spot found was a pin-sized piece in the LH door skin, that repair hardly deserved to be be called a weld. ;)

Only the rear windscreen area and boot lid are left on the on the paint removal to do list.
We know there's at least one more welding candidate there: the RH lower windscreen/buttress edge.

A combination of long-term UV light exposure and Jaguar 1980s paint 'quality' called for drastic measures though...
The workshop owner was not happy with the factory paint condition on the vertical surfaces, so decided to go the thorough route: bare metal!

Pictorial evidence:

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I'll check in late next week, can't wait to see this project progressing!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby katar83 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:22 am

Looks like a lot of work! I've also noticed poor paint quality on my XJS when restoring my front wings, even areas with good factory paint had hidden rusty spots underneath it and I've ended up sanding down large areas of paint there to remove it all.

What you doing with underneath the front wings and inner wings? Surely these will get removed to inspect the drains and treat/paint it? Or was that already done?
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:17 pm

katar83 wrote:Surely these will get removed to inspect the drains and treat/paint it?

Exactly, still on the to do list for the bodyshop!

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby katar83 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:37 pm

That's good news then, looking forward to more pics of it :)
1997, 4.0 LWB X300 - Unlucky car but still a daily driver.
1988, 3.6S XJS - Never ending restoration project.
1994, 3.2S X300 - Accident damaged, October 2015. Gone!
1994, 3.2S XJ40 - Long gone.

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby naki_k » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:46 pm

Have they found any rust at all/ previous repairs? I can see some skimmed filler on the LH scuttle top?

Slightly better than many XJS’s :lol:

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pimgmx
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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 pm

naki_k wrote:Have they found any rust at all/ previous repairs? I can see some skimmed filler on the LH scuttle top?

A lot of filler on the bonnet, hiding a small dent.
'Classic USA-style repair', as the guys in the workshop called it.
They will properly hammer out the dent, so virtually no filler needed for that one.

The skimmed filler on the LH scuttle top is fresh, covering the welded patch that replaced the 'cauliflower' in the lower LH windscreen edge.

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Also bitten by the XJ-S bug...

Postby pimgmx » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:26 pm

pimgmx wrote:We know there's at least one more welding candidate there: the RH lower windscreen/buttress edge.

Another day, another workshop visit...
And a pleasant surprise: the rear windscreen area rust was SO superficial that no welding was required!

Progress is impressive: everything was returned to bare metal, rust and small parking damages were removed, the full body coated in etch primer and several layers of 'regular' primer on top.
The next days will be spent rubbing down the last imperfections, and it's - finally! - off to the paint booth next week!

The bodyshop owner asked me to source new door waist rubbers, they were the only parts (apart from the known-bad windscreen rubbers) removed from the car that he rather didn't re-use.

NLA at Jaguar, of course.

Nor available through the regular parts suppliers.

But...

... a single email to Simply Performance was all it took to get a pair of new aftermarket items couriered over straight to the bodyshop!

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the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq