My restoration project is moving along quite nicely, but not without its hiccups, as can be expected with such a project. I used Brasso on the alloy parts with stunning results, here are the before pics (which I posted earlier) …and the after-Brasso photo …The head badge is alloy, before I was not sure if it was aluminium, but its response to the Brasso confirms it to be an alloy.
I have also done some of the painting, with mixed results. Much of it looks wonderful …but there are parts of the paintwork which have bubbled…this bubbling does not seem to be related to the surface underneath, it has just randomly appeared in a few places. I have now run out of paint and am intending to sand these parts back then repaint them. I am hoping they still have the colour I chose in stock! I am also wondering about a clear top layer, which I was told was not necessary but I think it would protect the paint job better.