Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz
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Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 1 year ago #31

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That is a shame. If it happened to me, than I would start again, but considering your health issue, I think filling in the gap is the best option. And you could always display the other side in your display cabinet.
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Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 12 months ago #32

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<p>As I write I was prescribed some meds to help with the pain and swelling and for the moment they're helping. After a week or so on these I'll have some blood work done and then may be adjusted based on the results.</p>
<p>I've masked off the damaged area and shot it with a coat of primer. I'm going to try to slowly build up the color coats to level as best as possible. If that doesn't work then I'll strip it down and start all over again, making doubly sure the bare metal is clean and free of any agents that would interfere with paint adhesion. My arthritis doesn't have me as down as I was when I last posted, so I'm not going to let this setback discourage me, even if I have to go back to square one. It may take me longer to get things done to my satisfaction, but I'm not going to let that rob me of the satisfaction of getting it done.</p>

Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 12 months ago #33

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That's the ticket. Press on regardless. I like your attitude. I too have troubles with my hands sometimes but not on meds, at least not yet. Mostly it is just cramping and the like. I have other joints and bones that give me more trouble.
I am looking forward to seeing your results. Would be nice if you can just do the repair but I have been in that situation and sometimes it works where other times I just start over.
Good luck.

Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 2 months, 3 weeks ago #34

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<p>It's been quite some time since I've been on the boards. The drug I was prescribed for my arthritis helped to an extent, but then hit a wall as far as benefits. My rheumatologist put me on a biologic in April that is administered via IV once a month. It has helped more than the original drug with fewer side effects. As a result I'm back to working on my restos and Code 3's, starting with this Dinky 541. I wasn't able to successfully blend in the chip as the tape I put around the edges of the area to be blended pulled off even more of the paint. So I stripped the entire body and washed it with a mild dish detergent followed by a lengthy water rinse. Now it's back to square one with the body paint.
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Last Edit: 2 months, 3 weeks ago by lark6.

Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 2 months, 3 weeks ago #35

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Welcome back to the forum. Glad to hear that you found a solution to your health problems that seems to be working. At least now you can have some enjoyment in you life instead of pain or boredom.
Too bad about the paint coming off after touch ups. It is frustrating but sometimes it is for the best. You will have a mint condition restoration in no time.
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Re: Dinky 541 Petit Autocar Mercedes-Benz 2 months, 3 weeks ago #36

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Good to see you back on here. Can't wait seeing some of the projects you are working on
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