Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Painting

Once all the bits were nicely blasted it was time to paint them. This involved a very lengthy process with POR15 which works very well, but has to be recoated when the first coat is touch dry but with finger drag.


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After giving them a good going over with POR15 Metal Ready it was 2 coats of Por15 Rust Preventative Paint followed by 2 coats of POR15 Chassis Coat Black. With a wait time of between 2 and 4 hours for drying it was going to be a long day.

 


The results are quite rewarding once done.

As note to myself the next time I must spend more time masking the important parts as I ended up stripping off nearly as much paint as a put on

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sandblasting

I decided I would sand blast the parts myself (what a fool). Out comes my DIY compressor, no chance, not enough continuous pressure. A quick call to the hire company and a more industrial one sorted!!!!
Well, when it turned up my jaw nearly hit the floor, I just didn’t imagine what it would look like.
compressor

Do you think it's big enough !!
 
Unfortunately I have no pictures of me doing the actual blasting (honest), safe to say that it included a mask, goggles, long gloves and a large sheet with holes for eyes tied over my head (lol). What a fun couple of days that was and I'm not sure the neighbors enjoyed it much either.
Asked the question would I do it again, I probably would as it gave me a strange sense of satisfaction to see all those rusty parts coming back to life.

Monday, 28 September 2009

The Stripping Begins



Started off with bits stripped from my XJ6 Jaguar. A nice way to spend a sunny day.
  Rusty Jag Bits Front
Front Sub Frame
  Rusty Jag Bits Rear
Rear Sub Frame 

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Some of the bits I will need

Rusty Jag Bits Left Over
The bits left over