|I knew the easiest way to keep dust out of my paint was to close off everything else away from the painting area.|
|Have to leave the air intake for the water heater, of course.|
|The garage is slightly too small to squeeze past the front of the car when the door is closed, so framed out an extension of a couple of feet.|
|The one screw attaching this extension to the house is in this corner.|
|Tarped off the rest of the area.|
|Here's what we're working with. Most of this is the high-build primer; anywhere that it looked like I'd burned through to bare metal got some reduced epoxy primer to seal it.|
|The opening near the fridge wasn't to be closed up until spray-time; the garage door won't close with the plastic in the way there.|
|The bed got taped off too, it'll get some sort of spray-in bedliner.|
|The loose parts got hung from the ceiling.|
|The sealer (SPI) is applied. It's ~102 outside so probably 110 in
The fans do a good job of pulling overspray out, but not in keeping me cool.
|Not pictured: I got the sleeve from the bunny suit stuck in the sealer on the pass side rear. Had to quickly fill with glaze and reshoot. Hopefully it's not noticeable.|
|Then comes the fun part: the basecoat.|
3 coats of SPI black. Laid down smooth.
|And then, the clear.|
|Of course I had a lot of orange peel. It's shiny but it's not flat.|
|Sand with 2000-3000-5000-8000, now it's flat but not shiny.|
And then with some buffing (3M 36060 with their 33037 pad, and then their
06068 polish with a 05733 pad)|
n.b.: The 33037 pad on Amazon says it comes two to the bag - it lies; they're individual.
|More of the same on the fender.|
|Door, in progress.|
At this point, I've run out of 2000 grit sandpaper (I don't wipe it off often enough and get clearcoat buildup that won't come off) so I can assemble the parts that are done and sometime this week I'll make another pilgrimage to Summit.
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