Paint

The paint is on. Three coats. Chianti Rot.

I actually did it over two days, since it’s a pretty big job and I was having issues getting everything ready at once while avoiding the rain. Day 1 – body. Day 2 – roof.

I returned on day 2 and saw a big drip near the gas tank flap. Since it was the only drip and I knew it would bug me every time I filled up the tank, I decided to sand and repaint the entire panel. This, the roof, and a few miscellaneous parts were the second day’s work.

We better hit the road soon – my clothes are turning into rags at an accelerated rate, but aren’t getting replenished at the normal rate with free VW club T-shirts. I may actually have to actually buy a shirt one of these days…

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9 thoughts on “Paint

  • October 21, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    That’s pretty brave, doing it outdoors like that.

    Alright,
    Mitch.

  • October 21, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Not exactly brave. Just my only option.

  • October 22, 2013 at 4:53 AM
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    actually, it isn’t that brave… i mean if you use the right kind of paint, and mix it with the right catalyst… it shoud be OK… what i’m mising, is the first layer of primer… did you use it?

  • October 22, 2013 at 6:45 AM
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    Smaller sections where I did repairs were primered. Otherwise I shot it right on top of the old paint. I sanded with 400 for adhesion and then 3 layers for coverage. Works fine.

  • October 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    Well, brave or not, it looks great. Head on up here for the Winter and you can help me do Ludwig and Gertie in my unheated garage.

    Alright,
    Mitch.

  • October 22, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    nice, in mine bus, i primered all of it, and then 2 layers of the final colour… and tons of sand paper hahaha, when you where at home, i actually was working on the sanding process..

    can wait to see read beard shining again!

  • October 24, 2013 at 4:14 AM
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    Is that lacquer, enamel, or what? I thought the days of painting your own car were gone and modern paint had to be sprayed in a temperature controlled booth or something.

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