When painting the car there was discussions over what colour to paint the roof, should we go white like the original scheme or should we body colour similar to the more modern cars.
To add a bit of contrast to all the blue we decided to paint it original white also known as Ivory White. So a trip to Car Paint UK with the name and the LRC code and they mixed up 2 liters for us. This was primed and sprayed over a weekend then put wrapped up as we weren’t finished just yet.
To add a unique look to the car we decided that the strengthening bars on the top could be painted the same blue as the body work. So we masked up the bits in between and got busy with the brush.
After leaving to dry for the night we came back and weren’t 100% happy with the finish, so out with the wet and dry and then mixed up a small amount of blue to spray.
The spray was giving a much nicer finish so after a number of coats again left to dry over night. When we came back to it the finish was much more uniform and smoother than the brush.
The next job was removing all the masking and see how it looked in the end. We weren’t disappointed by how it looked.
There was a bit of running off the bars but as its the roof we weren’t that bothered, if we decide in the future to neaten it can be reverse masked and either sprayed white again or just touched in with a brush.
Then all that was left was to take the roof from the workshop to the build and store in the safest place possible.
With a couple of bolts holding it in place it now won’t fall off and shouldn’t get scratched up there.