Today was painting day! I love a good paint job on a car, which goes back to my remote control car days from yesteryear, and as such I've spent tens of hours deciding on the paint scheme of this Academy Caterham.
I settled on Porsche Z12 Voodoo Blue, with a painted Sulfur Yellow nose band, triple stripe, cage and other bits (yet to be finished). Dave (from Daytona Coachworx) text me a picture of the two paints this morning, and immediately I (thankfully) knew the colour choice was right - as if I'm honest, I've been pretty worried about the colour combination being wrong!
|Sulfur Yellow and Porsche Z12 Voodoo Blue Paints|
|Bonnet masked ready for Sulfur Yellow paint|
|Four coats of Sulfur Yellow paint were used to spray the bonnet stripe|
|Caterham scuttle stripe sprayed with Sulfur Yellow paint|
|Nose cone sprayed in Sulfur Yellow, then masked with blue fine line tape, where the yellow stripes will be! Confusing!|
|Three coats of Z12 Porsche Voodoo Blue were sprayed in light coats|
|Caterham bonnet in Porsche Z12 Voodoo Blue with RAL 1016 Sulfur Yellow triple stripe|
|Painted nose band and tripe stripe on Caterham Academy nose cone|
|Two clear coats applied and the pictures do not do the colour justice - it looks AWESOME|
I also collected the bonnet springs and catch mechanisms which have been anodised black at a local metal finishing company (Finko Ltd) so they don't stand out against the dark blue - I think these should be part of the 'black pack' but I'm not too sure how hard wearing the anodising will be...
|Black anodised spring and catch mechanisms - time will tell as to how hard wearing the finish will be|