TVR 3000S (Convertible)

Restoration (July 2002)

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All the paint removed from the bootlid.

14th July

I have bolted the body back down to the chassis which was quite straight forward especially as all the holes line up perfectly. I have decided the next stage is to strip off the paint so I set about removing it from the boot lid as this is a reasonable size and has some small gel coat cracks by the hinges and a large crack in the middle at the point you shut the boot lid. I used my tried and tested method of using a hot air gun and a scraper. This method is quite easy when the paint is thick i.e. after a re-spray or two. Unfortunately the paint was thin around the hinges and where the large crack was because these had been repaired in the past by slapping on some filler to try and get rid of the cracks and therefore proved a bit more difficult to remove. Time wise it took me about 1 hour to remove the paint from the boot lid. 

21st July

I have ground out the cracks and filled them with some fibreglass tissue and resin. This was finished off with a skim of filler. I also managed to spray on 2 coats of primer.