Today, I finished taking care of the cleaning of my bolts, nuts, washers, random parts from the interior. I got a coat of clear on them to prevent future rust.
I've also been working with my sand blast unit to get some things cleaned up. Most of the items now are natural finish pieces, but I am going to get very aggressive soon with all the small painted pieces from the interior.
Here's an example of how well it works!
|Before and after! Hard to beat these kind of results.|
Another issue I had was with one of my window regulators. The water rested in the channel at the bottom of the driver's side window so it slowly rusted out that area. A pain really. These pieces are date stamped and I tried very hard to find a correct, date stamped piece...and couldn't find one!
|What the donor one looks like compared to the bad one.|
|Measured, cut and welded...so it is date stamped and functional!|
The only major purchase I have remaining for the paint is another $$$$ or so for the base coat and clear coat (and their associated hardeners).
I also have the gas tank soaking in another acid bath for one more overnight so it will be ready in the morning for my phosphate coating and then the Master Series silver. That is the same paint I used on the pan which also serves as a great gas tank sealer!
Tomorrow I am going to mount the plastic on the booth, finish putting clear on the rest of the bolts, sand blast some things, and maybe some painting!