Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern Scotland
So now at the spray stage, the kit came with an airbrush which I was able to connect to my compressor and turn the pressure down to 20psi.
You have to make sure that after use the bottle and gun are cleaned thoroughly. I had other air brushes and couldn't get them to work after a bit of investigation was down to nozzle size
Some photos of seat panels sprayed, on average two to three coats, you can speed up the drying process using a hair drier, top tip less is more.
The piping is the big test, tried several attempts at masking etc, eventually settle on buying 5mm masking tape, do the piping first and then when you come time to spray mask off with the 5mm tape
couple of photos with sections sprayed and getting near to finished product
The last job is a leather sealer that has to be applied. I have decided to wait for better weather as this is a critical coat to apply and don't want it held up because of temperature in the garage, The photo of the seat base isn't the best as the flash shows it glossy
The piping still has a couple of areas to be tidied up
In the end I settled for a very fine artists brush and used a flexi bladed scraper to keep the gray on piping away from the cream leather