Friday, 17 January 2014

Hillman Imp gets a Samcor Ford Electric Metallic Blue paint finish

The car is a one owner 1971 Hillman Imp Deluxe, its done around 90,000 miles and was imported to Cape Town when the owner emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa, since which time the car was in the care of two others but never registered as such.

The engine bay was sprayed some weeks back and in 2013, now we are into 2014 the work was done in the cars front compartment.

Work wise there were  at least four days spent cleaning and etch priming the area, the application of the  electric  metallic blue base coat and twin pack high gloss paints were the easy part! the choice of paint colour is a very close match to the original Roote/Chrysler one that was the cars original when built. The body paint you can see is not correct and in natural light has a purple shade to it, the entire car will be re painted to the electric blue metallic soon.