Monday, April 19, 2010

Today I am painting some of the pieces. This is where it starts to look good.

We begin with the wheels:

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Ol' rusty wheels. Looks like I need Rusty Metal Primer, by Rustoleum:

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Don't worry, those tires are trash. :lol
On the closer left wheel, you can see I have applied the new paint over the gray primer. Sort of a silver color. Here's all the wheels done:

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In the meantime, I was painting the engine black. Here's some of the steps involved:

First, mask all the gasket surfaces.

This is harder than it looks! I used blue painters tape, and trimmed it to fit all the mating surfaces - a painstakingly slow and careful process.

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Now paint it! Here's the valve cover finished:

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and here's the whole head, intake and cover together (dry fit):

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Please notice the metallic lettering on the oil filler cap - that was tricky, but looks good. The shiny stripes on the valve cover were easy - I rubbed off the soft paint along the tops of the ribs.

This Just In: The UPS man and the Post Office have conspired to make my day; I just received my 3TP order AND my gasket set. Exciting!!