June 23, 2003
we have our new sandblaster and one good day without rain
(can't sandblast inside the shop), we're back on the 935.
have to be blasted because the base primer and the black layers
of paint were never applied very well.
to remove all the paint, which in turn etches the metal so
the primer sticks like glue.
The tape covers
a crack. The lighter gray areas are filler from when the car
had an accident at Road Atlanta. We'll tell you more about
the accident in a later update.
two more pieces of tape covering cracks in the running board
mounts. After the car is primed, we remove the tape and have
a perfectly clean surface for welding the cracks.
I will be priming
the whole right side and most of the engine bay.
There are still
minor imperfections in all the newly painted surfaces and
we will deal with these after the car is checked on the chassis
good reason for using black primer is that painting in these
lightening holes is very difficult.
If a spot is missed with the final paint you'll never see
Only the cockpit
has to be blasted before the tub goes on the table.
these areas would take a couple of days and all the ends of
ones fingers! Sandblasting with our new machine took four
hours to blast and two hours to clean and prime.
on the bottom points to the original pickup point for the
lower control arm for an upside down transmission. Kremer
raised the pickup points even more and fabricated the upper
part of the box.
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