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From: George Metcalf
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Location: Skegness
Posted on: Sunday, November 04, 2001, 01:19 PM

Nice to see someone else with the old skills. served my time in late sixties. George.
Cheers.

From: Dick Garner
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Location: Scarborough
Posted on: Wednesday, November 07, 2001, 01:12 PM

Hi, I seem to be one of the last of the few, nice to know their are others still out there.
You're right, there's not many of us left now.

From: Marko Cosic
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Location: Milford Haven, Wales, UK.
Posted on: Friday, November 09, 2001, 18:19 PM

Lots or really useful info here and one of the web's better presented/modem friendly sites too! Painting guide and paint codes I've found extremely useful, and should I ever buy another paintbrush, I know where I'll be going.
Cheers Mark.

From: Rob
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Location: Australia
Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2001, 01:27 PM

Hi Stephen, Was interested in your site, nice job. I would like to use your research on Land Rover paint codes on a site I am building for a Land Rover parts distributor in Australia. I hope you don't mind, I plan to add a link to your page on the site with thanks for the paint codes. Regards, Rob.
No problem Rob, the link is reciprocated.

From: Jim Flack
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Location: Newcastle
Posted on: Sunday, September 02, 2001, 22:56 PM

Found the site very interesting and full of very useful information.
Thanks Jim, I learnt a lot of web stuff from you too.

From: Glyn Webster
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Location: Sheffield
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 14:59 PM

Found the site very interesting and full of very useful information.
Thank you Glyn.

From: Chas
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Location: UK
Posted on: Saturday, September 22, 2001, 21:49 PM

An extremely useful site for the vehicle restoration fraternity. Have "bookmarked" the site and will definitely re-visit.
Please do Chas.

From: Ross Miller
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Location: Scotland
Posted on: Sunday, November 24, 2002, 14:03 PM

Nice web site.
Cheers.

From: Bill
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Location: Glasgow
Posted on: Thursday, December 26, 2002, 23:27 PM

Well Steve, I just surfed in to have a peek at your site...and just as I thought...very well designed, I take my hat off to you ;-) However I spotted you come from the Wirral...in 1959 I worked for a year in Birkenhead on Britains first atomic submarine as a young 23yr old draughtsman and lodged in New Brighton. And here is the really scary bit...I owned a Matchless M/C the spitting image of your AJS...would you believe it, Best Wishes Steve.
Laird's is still there, but sadly not what is was.

From: Jon
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Posted on: Friday, January 03, 2003, 13:50 PM

Excellent useful web site. Any hints on removing medium scratches from green metallic car paint?
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From: Allan
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Posted on: Sunday, January 06, 2003, 00:44 PM

Thanks for taking time to set up this usefull website i will use this info when i carry out my next painting project, Allan.
Cheers Allan.

From: Paul Lund
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Location: Tadcaster, Northyorks
Posted on: Saturday, January 18, 2003, 19:20 PM

Great web page have spent ages looking for information on brush painting my 1968 Herbert Lomas Landrover ambulance but i am still looking for the code for county cream as this is the colour i am painting her for use on heartbeat can anyone help please.
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From: Jonathan See
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posted on: Sunday, January 19, 2003, 23:02 PM

Thank you Steve for this very excellent site. What a splendid service to all the landrover lovers. Would have taken me ages to get all this information, or never. I will be hand painting my landy in the next 2 weeks. Thank you for your advice on the equivalent of tekaloid paint in Oz.
Glad to be of some help Jonathan.

From: Andrew
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Location: Fife, Scotland
Posted on: Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 23:14 PM

Great site. I thought all you guys were extinct with the exception of my neighbour; a retired coachpainter almost ninety years old!! Bring back the good old days when all new motors were handpainted. Well done!
I'm not retired yet, I still have a few years left in me, hopefully.

From: Steve Johnson
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Location: Hants
Posted on: Friday, February 07, 2003, 20:51 PM

Excellent site with really useful stuff!!
Cheers.

From: Dave Smith
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Location: Balloch & Perth
Posted on: Sunday, February 09, 2003, 13:30 PM

Excellent info, helped me with my Landrover. Thanks.
Thanks.

From: Obi
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Location: LMO
Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2003, 20:14 PM

Thanks guys keep it up.
;)

From: Richard Beales
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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Posted on: Sunday, March 02, 2003, 17:30 PM

Great info, Thank You.
Thanks.

From: William Paterson
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Location: Buckie
Posted on: Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 01:53 PM

Could you please help me i was wondering if you can apply metalic paint with a brush or roller if you can what is the best to buy, thanking you, Will.
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From: Gary Bourhill
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Location: Edinburgh
Posted on: Thursday, March 27, 2003, 13:43 PM

Great to see a "real" coachpainter is still out there. I seved my time with Eastern Scottish Omnibuses (Marine Gardens Depot) and was 14 years at the trade. Came across your site when trying to find local supplier of Hamiltons brushes, certainly brings back memories. Keep it going. Slainte.
Cheers.

From: Des
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Location: Liverpool
Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2003, 00:33 AM

Just been on the site, excellent work, was told of site by a colleague. Adding a link to your site from mine, Best Wishes.
Thanks.

From: Chris
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Location: Sedgemoor, Somerset
Posted on: Thursday, May 01, 2003, 20:36 PM

Thank You !! I'm just about to buy my first Landrover which will not be new...I think ex. MOD. So you see I will need to coach-paint it. I am now retired at 50 and need the vehicle to pull a trailer etc.
Cheers Chris, happy retirement.

From: M Smith
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Location: Portland, Oregan, USA
Posted on: Sunday, June 01, 2003, 12:11 PM

Thanks for your tips. Am painting a 1973 fiberglass boat with what they call a "one part" polyurethane paint (Pettit brand - Easypoxy). Using a combination foam roller and brush. Your 4 direction method and laying off downward should improve my next coat.
Glad my info has been helpful.

From: George
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Location: Wirral
Posted on: Thursday, June 19, 2003, 04:29 PM

Very interesting sat up for hours just going through your site, in the middle of re-fitting and re-painting ex police landy you have given me a lot of food for thought, ta 4 that.
No problem.

From: Andrea
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Location: Canada
Posted on: Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 23:54 PM

Looking for a cross refernce for LRC 560 post office red in BS system or RAL, Thanks
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From: Greg
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Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2003, 10:13 AM

Great site! I hve been looking for info on coachpainting for a while now, and it is great to see such a lot of good info. I am just about to repaint a 1970 Peugeot 404 in the original colour, and I have a 1951 Land Rover for a project to follow it, and I want to coachpaint them. The information on the site will go a long way towards making that a reality. Thanks.
Thank you, hope the info proved useful.

From: Detlef Kurth
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Location: Berlin, Germany
Posted on: Thursday, October 09, 2003, 16:52 PM

Hi Stephen, many thanks for publishing the LR colours! Im a proud owner of an 1985 Range Rover with a terracotta-style, brown-red colour. I bought it second hand and unfortunatly all the colour identification is missed. Your page is the first (and only one) on the www, on which all the colours appear not only in numbers. Now I think Im ready to get my left front wing painted. So, good luck with your machines, regards, Detlef
Glad to be of service.

From: Christopher Dodson
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Location: Boney Lake, Wa
Posted on: Wednesday, November 05, 2003, 21:15 PM

This site helped me with my senior project! THANK U SO MUCH. I LOVE THIS SITE.
Thank you Christopher.

From: Kevin Bacon
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Location: Lowestoft, UK
Posted on: Tuesday, November 08, 2003, 10:42 AM

Thanks for an interesting site,I hand painted my Ford Motorome following your tips and advice and was really pleased with the result.I will be adding a link to your site from my motorhome section so others might be inspired to have a go. all the best, Kevin.
Glad to be of some service Kevin, thanks.

From: Tony Orme
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Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Posted on: Tuesday, December 02, 2003, 11:32 PM

Stephen. Thanks, very helpful. I own a 1950 80" Land Rover which I want to repaint in what I thought is Deep Bronze Green. I have been searching for a supplier and your website has been very informative. If you have any further information that might be useful please e-mail me. Thanks Tony.
Cheers Tony.

From: Peter Newton
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Location: London, UK
Posted on: Tuesday, December 07, 2004, 19:08 PM

Many thanks for a most useful site. I need to find the reference for a colour, and you provided just that. Many thanks, Peter Newton
;).

From: Patrick Bearman
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Location: Chatham, Kent
Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2003, 17:18 PM

1948 series one chassis could you advise me how much zinga galvanised paint to buy. Zinga people refered me to you. Kind Regards Patrick
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From: David
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Location: Wales
Posted on: Thursday, December 18, 2003, 02:40 PM

Excellant site. Very informative, Well done.
Thank you David.

From: Brian Christie
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Location: Pembrokeshire
Posted on: Wednesday, August 04, 2004, 14:06 PM

Excellent site Stephen - thanks. LR owner in New Zealand put me on to you via the Series III club website. I'll be back .... I've got a door to do.
Glad I could be of some help.

From: Steve Powell
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Location: Yafforth (North Yorkshire)
Posted on: Sunday, August 22, 2004, 12:16 PM

Hi Stephen, Looking around for advice on painting my '76 series Landy and came across your site. V.impressed with your past coachpaint pictures and your site content quality, you clearly know your subject v.well. I'll be following it to the letter over the next few weeks as I attempt to refresh my tired looking and well deserving old friend. Also appreciate the well laid-out website, not enough of it about these days! Stay well Steve
Thank you Steve, My pleasure.

From: Michael Johnson
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Location: Portland, Oregon
Posted on: Tuesday, September 07, 2004, 06:24 PM

Hello Stephen - I found your most helpful site while seeking a way to identify paint colors that will compliment one another. I want to paint the body of my LR and dark green (Epsom, perhaps) and the top a some shade of tan. Any suggestions? Best - Mike
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From: Rob Wonnacott
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Location: Milton Keynes
Posted on: Sunday, October 10, 2004, 15:46 PM

Hi all great website my old screen name on aol was ROBSYUK im now BEANSGSI [email protected] [email protected] if u know me email me
;)

From: Dave Elsy
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Location: Tyneside
Posted on: Thursday, November 11, 2004, 11:22 PM

Excellent site! Lots of very useful information from a professional which will prove invaluable to amateurs like me, Thanks.
Thanks Dave.

From: Warren Kennedy
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Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. U.S.A.
Posted on: Monday, January 10, 2005, 17:48 PM

I am lookin for a good method to spray finishes on motorcycles. I am a certified Harley-Davidson technician and i was just looking for some input or advice on tools and coatings. Thanx for having the cool site too.
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From: Tom Wardrop
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Location: Lancashire
Posted on: Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 17:40 PM

Typed in tekaloid and lo and behold i'm into your site. Marvellous! Haven't used this paint for 30 years had forgotten some of the colours. Remember painting an old mini post office red in my teens, now here I am an old man going to use it again to paint the box on a transit van. Feel like a teenager again, let me get my brush out, really can't be doing with these new fangled spray paints. Regards Tom.
;).

From: Willie Blakely
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posted on: Thursday, February 03, 2005, 16:39 PM

A very informative and well-constructed website. Best wishes
Thanks Will.

From: Rob Smith
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Location: Cambridgeshire
Posted on: Wednesday, December 07, 2005, 14:26 PM

Great Site. Very usefull information. I am starting work on my 1972 Commer Van so I shall try and put some of this information to use.
Thanks.

From: Dan Teare
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Location: Bristol
Posted on:Sunday, December 11, 2005, 16:14 PM

Have read all your tips. Will try them out this week. I'm painting a Reliant Rialto. Many thanks for your information.
My pleasure Dan.

From: Bill
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Location: Kronet
Posted on:Thursday, December 22, 2005, 07:38 PM

I think your site is very good and complete, but the information you have here.
Thanks.

From: Phil Esgate
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Location: Standish - Wigan
Posted on: Tuesday, January 10, 2006, 14:53 PM

Many thanks for the idiot proof information and guide. I have a 97 Discovery and very little cash ... so all DIY tips are greatfully received .. Phil.
Cheers.

From: Chris
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Location: USA
Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 18:21 PM

Hi, Just wanted to drop you a note to say I enjoyed reading about tekaloid paints here. I want to hand paint my 1990 Dodge Ram pick-up but in the USA there is very little information or details of how to do this. I think most people here spray rather than hand paint vehicles.
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From: Tony
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Location: Shropshire, UK
Posted on: Friday, March 03, 2006, 22:08 PM

What a great site I'm planning to paint my Land Rover 127 ex-mod ambulance and here is all the info I think I need. Respect my man for such a good web-site.
Thanks.

From: John
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Location: Bristol, UK
Posted on: Sunday, March 12, 2006, 11:59 PM

What a brilliant site! I have been researching techniques for coach painting for use in the interior of a light aircraft (Aluminium), and its all here: materials, brushes and techniques. Thanks, I just wish I found it sooner. John.
Thanks John

From: Stephen Hull
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Location: Wirral
Posted on: Thursday, April 20, 2006, 11:26 PM

Testing Message Area
I've moved over from another guestbook provider who managed to lose loads of entries.
From: Frank Cattrall
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Location: NOW St Helens
Posted on: Wednesday, May 03, 2006, 11:09 PM

Hi, I WAS planning to have my Wolseley 16/60 `spray painted !! Until I found you, and Tekaloid. Many years ago I built (and hand painted) a Motor Home using a 2 1/2 ton ex- George Henry Lee `Goldfish Bowl` van. I used Tekaloid from Great Homer St., and it looked great,( I thought so, but what would a Plumber know anyway?). I will contact you in the hope you will advise me in painting my `baby`. Thanks a million. Frank
No problem, Frank.

From: Frank
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Location: West of Ireland
Posted on: Monday, June 12, 2006, 06:48 PM

Very interesting. I worked at various painting jobs in England while studying at University. mostly 'Toshing'later decorating. have sprayed a few cars....
Cheers.

From: Mike Jones
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Location: Breomsgrove
Posted on: Tuesday, July 04, 2006, 04:00 PM

Hey, me and a few of the 'younger generation (born in the 80's etc heheh!) are now beginning to learn the skill of hand painting cars. I am currently restoring a Mini clubman, which i will be painting with coach paint with a roller, then colour sanding and polishing. It is great to see such a hands on approach, and a fingers up at bodyshop prices!! forward the rebellion!
Indeed!

From: wilson whyte
Location: Scotland
Posted on: Tuesday, July 04, 2006, 08:32 PM

Great web site and it's FREE now thats even better. There are so many things to help people, just goes to show how kind of a person you are.
Why thank you too kind sir.

From: Steve Canham
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Location: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Posted on: Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 12:55 PM

Thanks for a useful site. Basic information is so often very hard to find. The colour ( RAL 3001 Signal red ) is now confirmed for the repainting of the mobile buildings in the Antarctic.
Glad I could of be of some service, hope the paint stands up well to the Antarctic conditions.

From: Bryce Olson Email: <[email protected]>
Posted on: Monday, August 21, 2006, 09:57 PM

Thanks so much for having this information on the web. I am going to use this method to paint my 1979 Series III station wagon. Great site! Bryce
Thanks Bruce.

From: John the owl get. Email: <[email protected]>
Posted on: Friday, September 01, 2006, 04:39 PM

Steve. You might be a feckin good painter, but like me, you are still an ugly bastard. First website I have found that I can actually use. Congratulations.
Glad you realise I'm better looking than you bro!

From: John E Powell. Email: <[email protected]>
Posted on: Wednesday, September 06, 2006, 09:20 PM

Hello, very,very, informative, should be a tremendous help when I eventually try my hand at brush painting my car with Tekaloid. many thanks John.P.
You're welcome.

From: frank reminch Email: <[email protected]>
Posted on: Saturday, September 16, 2006, 10:47 PM

excellent, very informative, and helpful, even for a novice like me thanks, frank.
Cheers.

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Posted on: Friday, October 13, 2006, 05:29 PM

I like the site very much. My site is http://krakowapartments.hit.bg
Can't decide if this is SPAM or not.

From: Mark Lokowich
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Location: Stillwater, MN 55082 USA
Posted on: Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 04:12 PM

I sent my order in 3 weeks ago, have not seen my brushes?
Considering I don't sell brushes and you didn't order any from me, I'm not surprised.

From: Troy Williams
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Location: Northern Territory, Australia
Posted on: Sunday, October 22, 2006, 06:08 AM

Great chart. I have been trying to identify my series 2A colour for some time (without success). This site has been a great help and start point. Cheers
Glad my site has helped with your colour choice, Thanks.
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