Damn this really nice british weather!
I can't get any welding done due to the really nice weather. Problem is that I have a thousand and one things to do on the house so whilst the weather is good then I need to do them, the good news is that as soon as the usual british summer arrives I'll be able to move into the garage and do some bodywork!
In the meantime I have been finishing off some painting, the pedals and brackets have gone off to be enamelled and the radiator surround and some other bits have gone to be powder coated, I'll post some photos of those when they come back.
If you're new to this thread, this is the level of detail that I go to.
I painted the sump a while ago but wasn't happy with the finish, there were a couple of runs and pitting from surface rust, so I decided to do it again.
Stripped off all the paint.
Then some metal filler to smooth out the pitting and some minor dings. Flat back, high build primer, guide coat, rinse and repeat and you get a nice smooth surface. Primer and guide coat are designed for high heat applications.
First of er.. I lost count of how many coats of engine paint I applied!!
I tend to spray coats thin then thick etc...
Looking better, bit of orange peel...
Some nice flowers in my garden whilst I waited for the paint fo flash off!
As you apply more paint you loose the orange peel and it gets smoother.
Eventually getting a nice finish ready for a flat and polish.
There is some orange peel but I can flat that back and give it a polish like the servo.