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A spot of paint stripper gives a pleasing, though I fear short lived, finish to the car. There may also be the minor problem of surface slippage or even loss at motorway speeds...

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It doesn't take long before chunks start falling off, a feature not entirely alien to a Mini owner. This gives a nice photo opportunity for car and 'caring owner'.

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After a bit of a visit from Mr & Mrs Orbital-Sander the surface was pretty flat & ready for a spot of undercoat.

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It was after we had done a coat on the doors and side panels that we thought it might be a laugh to trundle over to Boughton Monchelsea (near Maidstone) to a local Classic show :-)

At this point I should say 'Hi' to the visitors that had a good nose around the car while we were there. Elaine was most surprised to see someone lying under the car who wasn't me !

After the little excursion we mixed up some more yellow undercoaty stuff and turned big bits of the car a fetching primrose colour.

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