I have just signed up having spent the past hour trawling down the the forums.
Lots of very useful advice for the 'hands on' enthusiast.
I have for the past 35 years been restoring and then driving many British classics which have included a pre-war Daimler, a pair of 1954 Riley RMEs and different Fords.
Currently (purchased 2002) I have a nice origional 1963 3.8 Mk2 Jaguar and a 1967 series 1 e-type Jaguar with work ongoing. When finished will be my sons first classic.
In the past i have always done my own bodywork and mechanical repairs.
Left paintwork to guys with ovens etc.
With continual changes in body primers and coatings i admit to being out of touch in this respect.
I am currently working on the firewall of the e-type and it is here my question relates.
All corroded areas cut out and new metal welded in or/ and new panels fitted.
With engine / box and all frames removed the firewall was completely striped.
With repair sections all smoothed down and the rest of the firewall down to shinny metal I cleaned all down with Por Metal Ready, removed all its residue and then i sprayed it with two coats (aerosol) of ZG-90 Cold Zinc Galvanise.
Due to damp weather conditions i did a web for a very good protection product i could use ASAP to the bare metal. Now i am having concerns re the following coatings to be applied.
Can someone advise if i do have a very good first coat applied or should i remove it.
My workshop / garage of 30 years has just to much dust etc. about to use an airline fed spray gun hence the need to use aerosol .
I look forward to your responses.
Thanks in advance.
old jag man. (UK resident)