Friday, 24 March 2017

Painted Rear Triple Stripe

I guess this is a 'go faster stripes' blog post ☺!?

Well... Having seen some R300 race cars (and the R600 test car images on the net) having an enormous triple stripe on the rear of the car - I really wanted to add this to my car as I think it looks awesome!  I was going to do this when I initially had the car painted, but wasn't sure what the regulations would say regarding the rear decal and so on, so waited until I knew 100%... The decals and fitting schematics have now been handed out, so I've ordered some yellow and blue decals match (obviously)!

...So on Tuesday this week it was the cars first drive on the roads - to Daytona Coachworx - my 'favourite' bodyshop!  I just hope the car won't be in there too much throughout this year ☺

Dave and his team removed the rear wheels, wings, rivets, and the rear lights.
Dave and his team removed the rear wheels, wings, rivets, and the rear lights
Dave and his team removed the rear wheels, wings, rivets, and the rear lights.
The car was then fully masked and the blue paint prepped for the stripes to be masked.
The car was then fully masked and the blue paint prepped for the stripes to be masked
The car was then fully masked and the blue paint prepped for the stripes to be masked
These were the initial stripe masking lines Dave laid up, but he wasn't happy with them so asked me to pop down.  
Initial stripes had to be slightly adjusted
Initial stripes had to be slightly adjusted
We ended up deciding on the main centre stripe going to the inside edge of the rear roll cage bars, a blue stripe on both sides of 25mm, then a 50mm yellow stripe, again on both sides.
RAL 1016 sulfur yellow paint on rear of 2017 Caterham Academy Car
RAL 1016 sulfur yellow paint on rear of 2017 Caterham Academy Car
Inital de-mask showing the huge rear triple stripe.
Inital de-mask showing the huge rear triple stripe
Inital de-mask showing the huge rear triple stripe
Car de-masked and the blue lines are perfectly aligned to the roll cage rear bars...  The right stripe looks wonky, but this is just the angle the photo was taken at.
Car de-masked and the blue lines are perfectly aligned to the roll cage rear bars
Car de-masked and the blue lines are perfectly aligned to the roll cage rear bars
The rear was lacquered, flatted and polished... The wings and wheels were re-fitted and then it was ready for collection.
My 2017 Caterham Academy Car with Rear Triple Stripe Painted in RAL 1016
My 2017 Caterham Academy Car with Rear Triple Stripe Painted in RAL 1016
Next stop - Spa Francorchamps this weekend☺and then race decal fitting next week ☺

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