NEWS AND VIEWS FOR DEVILBISS REFINISHERS
set and match Accurate, ﬁrst-time colour matching needs accurate air pressure setting at the spray gun. Especially on an HVLP/Compliant spray gun where 0.7 bar (10psi) at the air cap is vital for optimum performance.
But conventional dial-type air pressure gauges just aren’t accurate or robust enough for duty in today’s busy bodyshops! Until now! The new DeVilbiss DGi digital gauge and adjusting valve is a precision electronic unit which will provide air pressure settings at the gun accurate to within ±1% full scale. The DGi reads in units of one twentieth of a bar so it can be set to 2 bar ±0.05 bar. And that’s accurate! The DGi is really tough, too! It has a plated, die-cast body, a toughened safety glass screen and robust electronics. So it can withstand the rough and tumble of a busy bodyshop and will survive where a glass-fronted, clock-type gauge would fail! A unit this sophisticated needs to be sealed-for-life to maintain its accuracy. So DeVilbiss have engineered a fully-sealed electronics unit, with a non-replaceable battery which will last around two years. The battery simply switches itself off when not in use. The DGi screws directly onto the gun inlet with a The new UNi swivel ﬁtting is loose nut ﬁtting. This enables the read-out screen an ideal accessory for the DGi. to be angled to suit right or left handed sprayers. The unit is streamlined for easy cleaning and has continued on page 3 no awkward projections to snag the wrist when spraying.
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T I G I D DGi ESSURE R P R I E A G U GA EVILBISS from D
• It’s very accurate • It’s very consistent • It’s very easy to adjust • It’s very tough • It’s Zone O intrinsically safe
GTi weight watchers!
N FORMULA ONE racing, just fractions of a second shaved off lap times make all the difference. Driver skill, engine power, tyre performance, suspension set up are all crucial to speed but weight saving is very important, too. Extra, unnecessary weight means loss of valuable acceleration and puts extra strain on hardworking brakes and suspension systems. And this is where DeVilbiss guns are playing their part at BAR Honda. New components are weighed, given a serial number, painted and then weighed again. Each component is then carefully tracked throughout its life to keep a close check on any weight changes. The large carbon-ﬁbre engine covers, for example, weigh in at just 4 kilos but must have an initial paint ﬁlm weight within 0.5 to 0.7 kilos. Weight control at this level is a demanding task and needs a spray gun which provides very close control of ﬁlm build up as well as producing a quality ﬁnish. Andrew Moody, paintshop manager, says “You’d be amazed at the variety and quantity of things we paint. Apart from the cars themselves, which we refurbish after every race, we paint a huge variety of items including pit scooters, driver helmets, drinks bottles, pit equipment and garage systems. We’re always working under extreme pressure so we have to get every paint job right ﬁrst time.
Five of the BAR Honda paint technician team. Left to right : Robert Owen, Jamie Holtham, Matt Manderson, Karsten Fretter and Richard Aust.
Composite paint technician Jamie Holtham is also delighted with the DeVilbiss guns “I do like the GTi.” says Jamie. “I have one gun ﬁtted with a 1.3 mm tip for smaller jobs and one with the 1.4 mm tip for larger components.”
The big mix of DeVilbiss guns now includes ten black GTi and GTi-Ws.
“We’re very, very pleased with our latest DeVilbiss guns. We now have a large selection of guns for our team of eight composite paint technicians. “This latest batch of ten GTis are anodised in a very eye-catching black with our new ‘Pure Paint’ logo laser-etched in white. “We’re also very impressed with the new digital gauge” adds Andrew. “This means we can set up the guns more easily and it gives us total conﬁdence in the whole painting process. The gauge is 100% user-friendly and it’s very accurate. We’re also very pleased with our SRi guns. These are ideal for small components and quick repair jobs.”
Robert Owen has just ﬁnished a batch of components ready for the next race.
There are 50 different decals on each car.
Andrew Moody says “Our technicians are very pleased with their latest GTi guns.” 2
Colleague Richard Aust was trialling a GTi with the new digital gauge when Top Gun arrived. “This new gauge sets the pressure really spot on and keeps it there” says Richard. “It’s very easy to read and keep clean.” Paintshop section leader Matt Manderson was equally impressed with the digital gauge. “It cuts out the chance of spraying at the wrong pressure and gives us really accurate colour matching. Matt was also using DeVilbiss Evercoat ﬁller on another project and added “This is a very good ﬁller. It’s so easy to use and it’s really easy to sand.” During Top Gun’s visit, a freshly painted and decalled consignment of engine covers, chassis and sundry components were hot-foot to the Jerez test track in Spain. Meanwhile, the race team were moving out of their Montreal base after the Canadian Grand Prix and making the long haul down to Indianapolis for the next race on the calendar. Decal production and application is another important part of an F1 car livery. Around
The new DGi Digital Gauge continued from page 1
It’s intrinsically safe so it can be used with conﬁdence in hazardous atmospheres. And the real bonus is it can stay on the gun and even go in the gun wash machine – unlike other battery-powered devices which are not intrinsically safe! The smooth-action air ﬂow valve has a special tapered valve face and seat to ensure easy-to-control pressure changes at the gun - where it matters. And it’s versatile, too! You can use it for a really accurate air pressure setting on any air driven tool in the workshop. The DGi is sensibly-priced and is available from DeVilbiss distributors continued from page 2
50 separate decals make up the ﬁnished scheme on each car and sponsors want to see their names looking very visible and pristine. To complicate matters further, the decals often have to be changed on both the cars and the transportation vehicles to suit local regulations on tobacco advertising. This means a large and continuous requirement for decals of all shapes and sizes.
from November 15th 2004. Ask for part no DGi-501-BAR and move up to digital technology – and still use your current gun!
Technical summary Accuracy: ±1% (full scale) Measurements: in increments of 0.05 bar (0.75 psi) Normal pressure setting: 2 bar (30 psi). Pressure drop across valve: 0.05 bar (0.75 psi) Safety: ATEX compliant. Intrinsically safe. Approved for use in Zone O environments (EExia IIC T4). Service life: 2 years Fitting: ¼ inch universal inlet and outlet
The air adjusting valve has a special tapered valve seat to ensure stepless, easy-to-control pressure adjustments.
Maximum working pressure: 12 bar (175 psi)
The new CVi Making light work of CV painting
V PAINTERS know that gun lightness and manoeuvrability are essential in combatting fatigue and RSI (repetitive strain injury). The new CVi gun from DeVilbiss is ultralight and compliant, yet it provides the fast coverage which CV painters need. It’s available in pressure fed and suction fed versions to suit all CV and PSV jobs from the largest trailer or bus to a light van. And it will handle all CV materials, including waterborne, metallics, medium and high solids and two-pack.
Richard Aust says “The new digital gauge sets the pressure spot-on and maintains it.”
To meet this requirement, the paintshop has its own very sophisticated decal production set-up. This includes computer-drafting, automatic plotters and cutters, plus large format ink printing for sheets up to 2 metres width. As we go to press, BAR Honda are rounding off a very successful season’s racing with Jenson Button taking second place in the Chinese Grand Prix, lifting the team to a superb second place in the Constructors Championship.
The CVi’s high performance results from DeVilbiss ‘TransTech’ atomisation technology. High capacity air passages and a concentric air valve provide unrestricted air ﬂow through the gun. The back of the gun handle is ergonomically rounded for good grip and comfort in the hand. Precision engineered air caps with stainless steel ﬂuid tips and needles produce ﬁrst-class atomisation and even material distribution throughout the spray pattern. A smooth, light trigger action and good all-round balance combine with the light weight to ﬁght operator fatigue on large CV paint jobs. Like all DeVilbiss spray guns, the CVi is
The new lightweight CVi guns for commercial vehicle painters.
easy to clean and has a minimum number of components. It has a blue anodised, forged aluminium body and is CE marked and fully ATEX approved. The pressure fed CVi-P comes complete with two ﬂuid tips and needles in the box. A 1.0 mm tip/needle is ﬁtted to the gun and a separate 1.4 mm tip set up is also included for heavier bodied materials. The suction fed CVi-S model has a one litre anodised cup and comes complete with a 1.8 mm tip/needle on the gun and a 2.0 mm tip for more viscous materials. The CVi-P gun is the ideal partner for the KBII remote cup, a pressure feed tank or a diaphragm pump.
Macclesﬁeld moves ahead!
BODY FILLERS The Evercoat range of high performance body ﬁllers is very easy to apply, really speeds up sanding and virtually eliminates pinholing. Ideal for modern bodyshops who need the highest quality substrate in the fastest possible time. ❖ Evercoat speeds up the sanding process by reducing paper clogging
MAJOR INVESTMENT in brand-new premises and equipment has taken Macclesﬁeld Motor Bodies into the big time. Opened in January this year, this enterprising, state-of-the-art bodyshop on the Lyme Green Industrial Estate in Macclesﬁeld, Cheshire, has 36,000 sq. ft. of workshop space and employs 38 people. An independent bodyshop, Macclesﬁeld Motor Bodies is one of only two in the UK to have the prestigious Mercedes approval for CL aluminium body repairs. The company also has Honda and Category A Jaguar approvals. Macclesﬁeld Motor Bodies have six sprayers who chose twelve DeVilbiss GTi guns for their Spies Hecker materials. Ian Pearce is responsible for equipment and consumables purchasing in the bodyshop and explains the background to his choice of supplier. “DeVilbiss is a very old and respected name in the business” says Ian. “The company always gives me a very competitive deal on guns and breathing equipment and I like doing business with them. Parts availability and level of support service are excellent. “We also use a lot of DeVilbiss Evercoat, mainly the Rage Gold but also some Easy Sand and Polyﬂex on the plastic components. Evercoat is really easy to sand and very workable. Shaun Naden applies clearcoat with a GTi Rad. All the staff love it.” Shaun Naden has been a painter for eight years. Four years ago he bought one of the ﬁrst GTis, a RAD special edition model. “I do like DeVilbiss guns” says Shaun. “The RAD has done a lot of work on lacquers and solid colours and still performs very well. I’ve never had a single problem with it”. Painter Andy Goulden has one of the very latest GTi-W models. “This is an excellent gun” says Andy. “I’m really impressed. With my previous-make gun I often used to get a line around the panel edges when spraying metallics. Colin Thiele says “Evercoat is very pliable and This was only visible when the car was taken doesn’t pinhole” out of the booth and was very frustrating and time consuming to put right. The GTi-W makes spraying metallics much easier.” Macclesﬁeld Motor Bodies is also a conﬁrmed user of DeVilbiss Evercoat ﬁllers. When Top Gun called in Colin Thiele was using Evercoat Rage Gold on a BMW 3-series. “Evercoat is easy to shape and very pliable. It gives a nice, smooth surface and doesn’t pin hole.” John Campbell adds “Evercoat is very easy to mix. It’s also very easy to apply and it sands and shapes very nicely.” John was sanding a Rover John Campbell says “Evercoat sands and shapes very nicely” 400 repair ﬁlled with Rage Gold. 4
❖ Evercoat cuts consumption of sanding paper ❖ Evercoat’s superb adhesion properties ensure the perfect feather edge on each repair ❖ Evercoat virtually eliminates pinholing ❖ Four Evercoat products. Each one carefully formulated to maximise efﬁciency on the differing tasks which face painters and panel beaters. ‘Z-Grip’ The basic body ﬁller. Very easy to sand. Provides excellent corrosion resistance. Comes in 3 litre tins plus tube of hardener. ‘Rage Gold’ The premium lightweight ﬁller. Probably the easiest-to-sand ﬁller on the market. In 1.5 litre tins plus hardener. ‘Easy Sand’ A pourable glazing putty. Spreads very fast and very easily. Excellent for scratches and pinholes. Self-levels for skim coatings, very easy to sand. ‘Poly-Flex’ A ﬂexible glazing putty for plastic bumpers and body panels. Can be sanded with 180 or 240 grade paper, avoiding any scratch marks and ‘furring’ on surrounding areas.
the key for the base coat and prevents corrosion and problems in the future. Sand out the damage, using some stopper if the damage is deep. Abrade the repair area and then degrease and mask. To keep the primed area as small as possible, use the SRi gun with the 200 spot air cap. This way, you can conﬁne the primer to just where it’s needed and not go over sound paintwork.
Where to SMART repair First, says Alec, remember that SMART repairs are not suitable for highly visible areas such as a bonnet or roof centre. Normal, full-panel techniques must be used here to ensure the repair is invisible. SMART repairs are best for bumpers, wings and doors, particularly when the repair area is near to a body moulding, styling line, door lock or handle. Low down areas where light levels are less such as sills or door bottoms are also ideal.
The SMART repair sequence 1. Proper priming is the all-important start point for any repair. It creates good adhesion to the panel, provides
Remember that, throughout each stage of the SMART repair process the trick is to keep the area as small as possible. And don’t forget, a good SMART repair needs good gun control and careful attention throughout each part of the process!
Don’t forget your SRi! The small, superbly balanced SRi spot repair gun gives very accurate SMART repair control without any compromise on atomisation quality or lay-down. The standard SRi is for primers and lacquers and the SRi-W is the one to use for superb colour matching on solvent and waterbased basecoats.
N OUR LAST ISSUE of Top Gun, SMART Alec’s seven point guide showed you the way to successful SMART repairs. This time, SMART Alec takes a closer look at where SMART repairs are most effective and then sets out the process sequence for a typical repair.
and slightly beyond. Infra-red cure and allow to cool before polishing.
Every SMART repair specialist should invest in a three-gun SRi-600 case kit. This is a combined gun ﬁlling station, portable gun carrier and a holder for
The 200 round cap provides a controlled, round spray ideal for primers.
2. The colour coat provides the vital colour match and the opacity to cover the primer. First ﬂat off the area and degrease. Apply light coats until the area is covered, ﬂashing off between each coat. Again, keep the basecoat application conﬁned to the repair area. The SRi with the 215 air cap will give an excellent colour match, particularly on metallics. 3. Apply two wet coats of lacquer, ﬂashing off between each one. Cover the base coat area and just a little beyond. 4. Finally, a fade out coat ‘melts’ the new lacquer into the old surrounding panel, smoothes off the edges of the repair area and ﬁlls in the minute scratches ready for polishing. Apply the fade out coat only to the edge of the repair area
The SRi gun will produce a big range of fan sizes.
accessories such as tack rag and air blower. The three SRis can tackle any materials so each cup lid is colour coded. Red is for base coats, yellow for clear coat and blue for fade out and thinners. Paint mix ups are one sure way to mess up a SMART repair! The cups can be easily cleaned but are disposable to save time.
New UNi swivel ﬁtting combats RSI Avoiding repetitive strain injuries (RSI) is becoming more and more important in the modern bodyshop. Whilst reducing the weight of spray guns and air tools has been a major help, DeVilbiss have introduced another way forward in combatting the problem. The new DeVilbiss UNi swivel air hose connector makes spray gun handling easier by reducing the hose load on the sprayer’s hand. It is a quick-detach, universal swivel joint which allows the hose rotate on its own axis whilst bending at the same time. This means that the gun hose can follow the line of least resistance, noticeably freeing up gun movement and reducing hose pull on the hand. The UNi swivel threads straight onto the gun or sander air inlet and will couple to most standard high-ﬂow female QD connectors. It can be cleaned in the gun wash machine so it can be left on the gun at all times. Ask for Part Number MPV-60. The UNi swivel is an ideal accessory for the new DeVilbiss DGi digital air pressure gauge and simply screws onto the DGi inlet thread. This unique combination will ensure accurate colour matching combined with practicality and fatigue-free spraying. 5
ONE MAN’S SUPERD A
LTHOUGH INVICTA is one of the oldest names in British motoring history, many enthusiasts would be hard-pushed to recall the marque. Formed in 1924, the company sadly folded in 1933 after just 77 of the much-loved S-types had been built. The S-type had a very impressive racing pedigree and won more trophies pre-war than any other make. Successes included an outright win in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1931, driven by Donald Healey. Designed by the legendary Sir Noel Macken the car would go from rest to top speed without changing gear! Now, 80 years on, the Invicta name is reborn in the shape of a very stylish, very fast supercar – the Invicta S1 coupe. And it’s all thanks to the vision and dedication of one man – present company chairman Michael Bristow. Designed and developed in great secrecy three years ago, the S1 was ﬁnally unveiled at the 2002 Motor Show. Motoring journalists just loved it and 700 potential customers demanded a test drive!
Creator Michael Bristow with the Invicta S1.
The car will outperform and outcorner just about everything else on the road. The level of comfort is surprising in a car with such awesome acceleration and braking. And, unlike many high-performance two-seaters, there’s enough luggage space for the grand Continental tour! This one-man vision started back in the 1980s when a young Michael Bristow acquired a 1931 4.5 litre Invicta S1. This ex-works car had quite a history and was probably the most-raced Invicta ever. It had competed with great success on circuits at Brooklands, the Isle of Man and Ireland in the early 1930s. So what kindled his dream to resurrect the Invicta name? “I was so impressed by the performance and handing of my 1930 S-type” says Michael, “particularly by its ability to go from 5 to 120 mph in top gear. I could see why enthusiasts loved to drive to a race, win it and return home again! I acquired the rights to the Invicta name in 1980 and in 2000 I was in a position to look seriously at resurrecting the name with a quality supercar worthy of the pedigree.”
Hand-built in Wiltshire Styled by Leigh Adams, the new Invicta S1 is hand-built in a small factory unit in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The concept is based on highly innovative engineering but uses as many tried and tested components as possible. The workforce comprises just seven dedicated and talented craftsmen who plan to build around 20 Invictas a year initially.
Alan Wyatt with Michael Bristow’s original 1930 S-type.
Nothing is sacriﬁced to quality, particularly when it comes to the ﬁnal paint ﬁnish. This is done to an exceptionally high standard, courtesy of DeVilbiss spray guns. “Our customers can have any colour or type of ﬁnish they like” says Alan Wyatt, Invicta’s body and paint specialist. “So far most of our orders are for metallic colours in silver, maroon and blue, plus British Racing Green.” “Our prime objective is to produce very best in paint ﬁnish” adds Alan. “My new GTi-W with its 115 air cap is a lovely gun and produces a beautiful, even ﬁnish on both the base coats and the lacquer. Also, I can now spray weton-wet so I don’t need a drop coat in between. The GTi is much more economical on paint and there’s very little spray fog in the booth.”
Attention to detail Invicta’s attention to detail continues right through the painting process. When the carbon ﬁbre bodyshell and components emerge from the mould they are sanded and carefully checked for any surface imperfections. A DeVilbiss PRi primer gun then applies an etch primer, followed by two coats of high-build primer with lots of 400
Alan applies the base coat with his DeVilbiss GTi-W. 6
DREAM grade sanding between each coat. The GTiW gun then applies two or three base coats, followed by two clearcoats. Standox paints are used throughout.
One-piece carbon ﬁbre moulding The entire upper body of the car is a massive one-piece carbon ﬁbre moulding bonded onto a square-section steel tube spaceframe with a built-in roll cage. The double-skin ﬂoor pan is made up from two carbon ﬁbre mouldings bonded to a thick layer of insulation. A further 65 smaller mouldings then make up Left to right, Ian Hyde and his Vito van, Heath Schonewald and Daren Coventon.
HEARD AND NOW DEFINITELY SEEN!
“The GTi-W produces a beautiful, even ﬁnish” says Alan.
the complete bodyshell. The carbon ﬁbre is incredibly light yet provides amazing strength and stiffness. As an added bonus, any minor accident damage is easily repairable. Technically speaking, the Invicta S1 is powered by a 4.6 litre Ford Mustang quadcam V8 which provides 320 bhp. 0-60 mph comes up in just 5 seconds and the top speed is in excess of 170 mph. Automatic, 5-speed and 6-speed gearboxes are available. The Kahn alloys are shod with 19 x 8.5 255 tyres on the front with wider 275s on the rear. Fully adjustable double wishbone suspension is ﬁtted front and rear. Overall fuel consumption is an impressive 25mpg. Satellite navigation, air conditioning and leather seat and interior trim are just a few of the comprehensive cabin comforts. After just a short drive you’ll ﬁnd it difﬁcult to understand why most supercars cost twice as much as the £74,000 Invicta S1! And you’ll be convinced that the original Invicta philosophy lives on in effortless, superb performance!
‘PAINT MY VAN SO IT REALLY STANDS OUT!’ This is not an unusual challenge for a bodyshop but, in this particular case, the end results are most unusual! The van is a The ﬁrst task Mercedes Vito, was to mask the owner is Ian off the original Hyde a heating silver which was engineer and the to stay in place. culprit is Daren Then, three coats Coventon at of pearlescent The Bodyworks Mazda Winning in Luton. The Blue were front third of the sprayed on the van is in blue front third of the but it looks for van, courtesy of all the world Daren and his Paint appears to crack, peel back and ﬂake off. as though the GTi Aztec. Then blue is tearing backwards in chunks came the tricky bit. Further masking to reveal an underlying metallic silver. was painstakingly done in the areas Huge chunks of jagged-edged paint where the silver was to ’peel back’ and are peeling off and ﬂakes are ﬂying ‘ﬂy off’. The 3D shadow effect in everywhere! each area was then created by airbrush expert Heath Schonewald using white, But as you might have guessed it’s black and grey and more silver carefully all an illusion created by some very applied with an airbrush. A ﬁnal four clever spray gun and airbrush work. coats of lacquer completed the stunning The story started with Ian’s passion effect. with sound systems. He is a wellIan has spent well over £30k in known ﬁgure in the world of sound total on the Mercedes which is his system competitions and not content everyday work van. Modiﬁcations with just winning prizes for being include the £10.5k US Kicker sound heard, Ian decided he wanted to be system, the paint scheme, alloy wheels, really seen as well! rotary disc brakes, powerﬂow exhaust system and a new engine chip. He originally asked Bodyworks for a triple-fade colour scheme but Daren assured him that this was ‘old hat’ and that they could do much better. Once the initial computer outlines were approved, Ian gave the go-ahead but was strictly forbidden to see the work in progress that weekend. After one hectic painting and masking session the job was done. “The result is just incredible” says Ian. 7
Bodyworks Ltd in Luton specialises in accident damage repairs and individual colour schemes. Director and owner Daren Coventon recently purchased a two-gun Aztec kit with GTi and SRi guns to augment his existing GTi. “I’ve always used DeVilbiss” says Daren. “They’re very good guns and never give any problems. Spares and service are good, too.”
DeVilbiss Guns meet Lamborghini standards L AMBORGHINI WYCOMBE SERVICE is based at Modena House in High Wycombe. The company is the UK’s only Lamborghini Service Centre to have a factoryapproved bodyshop and workshop facilities on the same site. Customers from all over the world entrust their Lamborghinis for anything from a simple service to a full overhaul. Accident repairs and resprays are carried out in a state-of-the-art paintshop equipped with the latest DeVilbiss spray guns. These i-system gravity guns are a key element in achieving the very high standards of paintwork required. Managing Director Graham Schultz sums up his Company’s business philosophy. “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Although our facilities are brand new, we still recognise the value of traditional, old-fashioned values. Our passion for our work borders on the obsessive but it is an obsession all our staff are proud to possess. The very best in paint ﬁnish is absolutely vital to our customer satisfaction.”
such as Goodwood. Whether it’s accident damage, a respray or a complete colour change, we need a very high standard of ﬁnish.” Most Lamborghini bodies are a mixture of aluminium and carbon ﬁbre or, in the case of the new Gallardo, all-aluminium. Panels are hand made to match each car so accident damage repair can be a lengthy, highly-skilled operation. Normally, three or four basecoats are applied followed by three coats of lacquer.
Barry Tweed (left) and Gary Mayo with their latest DeVilbiss GTi-W, GTi and SRi guns.
Painter Barry Tweed says. “We want a very ﬂat, glass-like ﬁnish with no orange A Lamborghini Gallardo in Galeo Orion yellow. peel. Colour matches are quite tricky to achieve, particularly on the three-stage Graham Schultz continues “We’re a pearlescents. So we must have dependable one-stop shop for supercar owners. Most guns which we can trust to see each job of our business is by recommendation right through without any problems. I and we normally throughput around four haven’t seen a gun to beat a DeVilbiss in cars each week. Summer is a very busy all the time I’ve been spraying. The new time in the workshops as many owners are GTi-W is an excellent gun for basecoats preparing their cars for Motoring Festivals and our latest SRi gun will be very useful in getting into large recesses like the rear quarter panel on the Diablo and into the wider section alloy wheels.” Gary Mayo is also a very experienced sprayer and adds “I rate DeVilbiss guns as the best around. The GTi copes very well with the waterbased ﬁnishes. Each Lamborghini is individually colour coded so we need to keep close control of paint laydown and colour matching at every stage. Before starting each coat we do a spray-out against the test card. This is vital because some colours darken with each coat and others lighten. During spraying, accurate air pressure setting at the gun is very important.”
Barry Tweed applies the base coat with a GTi-W. 8
Peter Chapman, paint and body workshop manager has just completed his specialist aluminium training programme at Audi’s Technical Centre in Germany. Peter says “It is essential to embrace new technology and repair methods, working hand-in-hand with suppliers like DeVilbiss. Our insistence on high standards of workmanship has earned us an enviable reputation for producing top-class results.” Lamborghini is now part of the Volkswagen Audi Group. Two coupes make up the current range – the Murcielago, successor to the famous Diablo, and the new allaluminium Gallardo. In the £168,000 Murcielago, the V12, 6.2 litre engine provides 580 bhp and a top speed of 210 mph. The slightly smaller Gallardo model is priced at £117,000, has a 5 litre, 493 bhp, V10 engine and has similarly outstanding levels of performance. Modena House is also home to Modena Cars, specialists in supercars such as Ferrari, and Bugatti. The company is the sole UK importer, dealer and service point for the Koenigsegg. This Swedishbuilt supercar starts at £360,000 with the entry-level CC8S which, with the 665 bhp engine option, can achieve 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and a 240mph maximum!
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