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TOPIC: Spot On

Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1666

Platinum Boarder
There are a few things that prevent me from having that done, even here in BC. 7 hour drive to the ferry and a 1 hour 40 minute ferry ride at about $75.00 and then half an hour to Victoria or further to Naniamo, the two places you have shown me. Then I will probably have to stay the night and then do it backwards the next day. Plus the meals it cost about $600.00 to $800 for a two day and two night trip so knock off about $300 so $500 to go buy some paint. Can't be mailed as that is illegal here in Canada and there has to be a customer base to justify the equipment cost needed to set it up. That does not happen in a town or 660 people and the next largest place is 13k south, Midway BC and they only have about 720 people there. Have to go half an hour over the mountains to Grand Forks and back and then they don't have what you want. Hardly any selection at the hardware store and not much better at Lordco the Auto parts store. Only $9.95 at the most for spray bomb and some are $7.95 or $9.95 for two black or two white alkyd enamel Paint. Lordco is about the same but they have a lot of high heat paint, wrinkle paint, undercoat type paint and some regular but lots of Lacquer and acrylics and I don't use them. Stink the whole house out even with my fan room.
Not much to select from and I am not paying about $20 for a half can that happens to match a Ford Taurus or something. Canadian tire is not that bad even. They still have a huge amount of paint but I match to original colors and that can be challenging to get even a close match.
Sorry for being so long winded.

Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1667

Platinum Boarder
Wow , I take things for granted in that I can walk a 20 minute journey to get paint mixed , something I take for granted , I don't want to bring what is happening in the world today as part of this topic but I as many billions of people in the world, have taken things for granted it is crazy when things are changed .

Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1668

Platinum Boarder
took my mind off things today & did this this restoration.
























Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1669

Platinum Boarder
Spot my mistake, I need to paint the inside of the tail board silver/ grey

Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1670

Platinum Boarder
I thought I saw that. Very nice project to take your mind off things. Lots of people are thinking the same as you as my store has picked up some extra business of late.
This truck looks sharp and is ready for the display cabinet. Nice work.
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Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1671

Platinum Boarder
Mistake rectified & pictured her sister flatbed.












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Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1672

Platinum Boarder
Very nice pair of trucks. Great addition to your collection. The colors look nice a bright as they would have been to attract kids in the stores.
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Re: Spot On 6 months ago #1673

Platinum Boarder
Again I see your fantastic restoration work on these Spot On toy vehicles. Just love the finish on them.
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 4 weeks ago #1674

Moderator
superb work on the truck!
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1675

Platinum Boarder
<p>The parts finally came so I finished the MGA &amp; Jag &amp; one that I bought this week a Ford Zephyr which I decided to paint in the pale yellow I did the truck with.
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Last Edit: 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Andy66.

Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1676

Platinum Boarder
Nice work Andy and that MG really looks good now. The Jag is set off just right with the new chrome front and rear and the Yellow suites the Ford Zephyr. I see you also kept the original front and rear bumper, with a little of your handy work on those items. Nice going.
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1677

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Thanks Nobleco, by repairing the broken bumpers & using the paint I bought it keeps the cost of this Spot on model in it's surviving condition to well under £18.
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1678

Platinum Boarder
I am still reading what you collectors are upto these days. Great work Andy.
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1679

Moderator
Good job Andy. How many Spot-On cars do you have nowadays?
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Re: Spot On 5 months, 3 weeks ago #1680

Platinum Boarder
I certainly have quite a few more than i had in my collection before I joined PD, I am not really sure how many they have multiplied by.