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Handbag Legerra

Some pictures of my new Legerra

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Comment by James Doulton on March 10, 2013 at 21:23

Perhaps Tim DW's missus was called Zarna. Maybe she caught him putting car parts in the oven/freezer/toaster/washing machine and he named the car after her to appease her.

... Or maybe it was a hint for painting it - Zebra Stripes.

I could probably get a zebra stripe handbag...

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 10, 2013 at 14:55

I settled on metallic british racing green from 'Nu-Agane' off ebay.. cost me less than £100 for all the paint, primer, top coat clear and thinners.

Prepping the old dear is going to be a whole load of fun... not.

Comment by Pete Clayton on March 9, 2013 at 19:37

I like the variation of the paint used on the TVR Tuscans

Someone pass me the tissues....

Comment by Ed Townend on March 9, 2013 at 18:28
Mine weighed 851Kg with a full LPG system fitted, full petrol tank and hard top but no spare wheel, so your weight sounds about right to me. Now the LPG is gone and I've fitted lighter wheels I'd guess mine to be around the 790 mark. No idea how Ade's is so light!
Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2013 at 16:04

I just watched a video on you tube which proved me to be completely wrong. They used a black base coat under chromaflair. I now know better... silver and gold are used to base coat candy apple topcoats.

Video link.

They make it look SOO easy... it isnt.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2013 at 15:58

If I remember my method correctly it is silver base coat, semi transparent colour coat then loads of clear laquer.

Different colour base coats provide different effects but black isn't a good base and neither is white, too extreme.

James's would have had a gold base coat. If you google chromaflair it will probably give you a better explanation. I do recall it being about £250 per litre though.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2013 at 15:14

Theres a Melos painted with the purple basecoat and green flip, it's been to a couple of shows. Haven't seen it for a while though. 

Comment by James Doulton on March 9, 2013 at 14:52

On the original MOT it was "Aztec Gold". Depending on the angle it looks brilliant or as if it has faded in the sun! What I like about it is that it looks special and most people are impressed by it, some say that they love the colour ... but wouldn't want it themselves.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2013 at 14:25

I James's defence thats too dark to be called pink, light purple maybe... :-)

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2013 at 12:38

I weighed mine two days after the MOT on a calibrated pallet truck, picked it up in one go and only got 635 kg, admittedly it was minus a few bits but thats a huge difference. The weight distribution seems to match what Ed said he got on his though. I'll have to trot mine into Sue's work one day and put it over a proper weighbridge.

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