01/01/12 00:07 Filed in: All
Here is why my progress slows to a crawl sometimes. BJ says to make a little wooden plug to cover the transmission fill during painting. Well, instead of wood, I turned this this little plastic block down on the lathe and then threaded it to 1/2” NPT pipe thread. I messed up the threads and had to make a new one. Of course cutting plastic on the lathe is very messy, so I had to clean up the shop afterwards. All told about an hour and a half to make a stupid little plug.
Sandblasted with 80grit followed by 220, then wirebrushed with stainless steel and then a brass brush. It looked fantastic before the painting, but of course that wouldn’t have lasted. Two coats of POR-15 clear. One light to “seal” the casting, then one medium-heavy to level it out all with a brush. It looks candy-coated now.
It took almost a full week of curing before it stopped feeling tacky.