Basil the Mini

RESTORATION REPORT#13: This is the lucky one

So wow…where do I begin….LOTS of progress here and it is scary. The boys at the shop have stepped up their progress and we are almost at finish line now. Had a minor set back that will come back to haunt me – they wanted to remove headliner to keep the media/particles to a minimum and clean from the body when the paint is applied. Crap. Crap. and…crap. I know these things are very hard to do on a Mini, so we will see how this one goes.

So the body was primered and sanded and re-primerd again. More importantly the underside was given some TLC (thanks Mike for listening to me!) and some killer 3M Professional Grade Rubberized Undercoating was applied with this monster gun. Basil should now be sealed up nicely from the bottom. Went black this time because I want to treat it at home when needed, uncolored and expensive.

Finally, the color – yes, the color has been applied in all the inside locations – boot, engine bay, inside and on the lower sills and under the arches. As mentioned in my last post, I saw this mini (the blue one pictured in update #12) that had a great transition concept from undercoating to paint. It looked sharp. For now, here are some preliminary pics…but the best is yet to come. Stay tuned…

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