June 11, 2003
the tub goes on the frame table (to make sure it's straight
and true), I will sand or sandblast the tub completely to
remove all the dead paint.
do this in sections, as you saw, I already did the front trunk.
Yesterday I did the left front and left rear quarter panels.
blasted the rocker because the lightening holes make it difficult
to get good paint inside. Because the paint inside the holes
was not very well painted, sandblasting is the only way to
get the old paint removed. Typically, we have one moon to
get paint on bare metal, if the metal stays inside the body
shop. I painted this side of the car early this morning, which
meant about 13 hours of open air time on the bare metal. I
will try to do the other side tomorrow and then the cockpit
Notice the sand inside the tub. Our spray booth is a down
draft type, which means if I blow the painted area free of
dirt, the sand inside is kept still because the air is blowing
from the ceiling down.
I actually could put the final coat of paint on the outside
of the car and not have sand get in the fresh paint. But don't
you try this at home!
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