Sorry for the late update,
Me & my friend are working hard to bring the Lambi's paint work to a higher level. In this process we (especially me) made enough mistakes & spoilt the finishing to some extent.
Last week I thought of giving up this restoration, as repeated attempts were failing & the end coat always had one or the other issue.
My known Paintshop Owner (Mr.Jayram) who hails from the Auto Industry (Painter, Tinker, 4wheeler Mechanic experiences) came to our rescue. He visited my home (currently a room is used as Paintbooth) & gave us all this till now
1. Half hour training (demo + explaination + handholding) on
2. how to use the spray gun, cleaning it, maintaining it etc
3. Compressor do's & dont's
4. Basic knowledge on Mixing ratios of Paint + Thinner + Hardener
5. basic (yet very clear) guidance on How to paint - bare metal, repainting old surface (which has paint), how to paint on recently painted items etc
6. Types of paint used in Automotive painting works
7. Basic requirements in a paintbooth
8. How to apply clearcoat, Primer, Paint
9. How to apply N.C.Putty & most common goof ups by newbies like me
10. Free paint materials worth atleast 300 - 400Rs. (till date we purchased almost 1500 & rest is a complimentary (worth over 300!)
11. house visits to check our progress almost every alternative day
Thanks to this Gentleman (he truly loves painting & DIY guys) & my friends we have managed to finally bring the Lambi to a good extent (in painting works)
We have completed the Red portions yesterday, here are some pics.
We have made a pattern (kind of red stripe in the middle of innerside) so to do that we have to mask the white areas & paint it red
You can see in this pic below the difference in colour of the Nose & the chassy. The reason why this happens is
1. Nose had only primer, no base coat (white colour) was applied so this red is much darker.
2. The chassy has Primer & on top of it we had the Base White paint & then we painted it red, so this red is much brighter
We had to redo the Nose to match the Colour on the Chassy & head
We have just finished the White portion final coat of paint. Will post pictures tomorrow with patterns complete.