Thursday, 28 June 2007

Spraying - Part 2

Yesterday night i finished spraying. I'm quite satisfied. It's my first time and the paint is enough even for me, and that's enough at the moment. The color is a little lighter than I wanted, but it's all in all nice. Tonight I reassemble everything and take it to the European Bug In, then to Peter in Belgium for the lowering job.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Spraying - Part 1

While most people were having dinner, I was at work... I sprayed the bed, then the sides and the roof of the cab.

This morning it looked like this.

Now I still need to spray the front and the back.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Bed work...

The bed had been sprayed several times from previous owners during the years, but these couldn't stop hungry rust continuosly eating everywhere. Unfortunately some little holes are already present. First I removed the various layers of old paint.
I used a strong paint-stripper. This was the result. Romantic...

Let's see some less romantic details...

Then I used a metallic brush rotating on the drill.

At this point I put a layer of Remox (a deoxidizer) using a brush. I let it work for an hour, then I removed it with water.

After filling holes in an unorthodox way, I sprayed an antirust.

On Sunday I sprayed Max Meyer filler on the bed and other parts, and prepared the rest for final paint.

With my body I was at home working on the doka, but with the mind all the weekend at the seaside...

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Dropgates removed & roof work

Today I could remove the dropgates thanks to a special hammering screwdriver, this helps for working on the body and gates themselves. It looks cool too!

I filled the little holes of rust caused by many years of leaves sitting on the edge of the roof. Ready for primer.

I sprayed it with Max Meyer filler.