|PURCHASING MY CAR||BRINGING MY CAR HOME||PLANNING RESTORATION||REPAINTING|
|NEW WHEELS||NEW BOILER AND BURNER||FINDING PARTS||LINKS|
|Repainting||(Click thumbnails to see large 1600X1200 image)|
Taking hardware off the wood body
Removing paint using chemical paint remover, scraping and sanding.
I used two engine stands so I could easily rotate the body and I could roll it into and out of my shop.
Paint all wood body with West System Epoxy Paint. I used three coats. I effectively encapulated the wood in epoxy so that no moisture will get into the wood and cause expansion and contraction which could crack the paint in the future.
Then I sanded the surafaces smooth.
The epoxy was a very thin paint and tended to run and sag quite a bit on verticle surfaces. This made for a lot of sanding.
I used bondo to fill any uneven surfaces on the wood body. I filled small gaps at wood joints and I evened out the curve on curved surfaces of the wood.
I painted the body with a grey primer. I sanded this smooth and did more filling with bondo as needed.
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