Friday, October 31, 2014

Firewall Forward Parts Repainted

Wednesday, prior to the plunge in temperatures, decided it would be a good idea to revisit the firewall forward parts that were painted earlier in the summer with VHT white gloss ceramic engine paint.  Frequent readers of the Blog may recall I was less than satisfied at the results. Decided to sand down the imperfections with 320 grit wet or dry sandpaper and have another go at it.
Parts in the bin ready for recoating with paint after sanding and cleaning with solvent.

The red paint I sprayed on the spar pins the other day was also VHT paint and the spray nozzle from that can seemed to spray somewhat better than the spray cans I used previously … so the nozzle was removed from the red can and was used to re-spray the parts. I still contend the spray nozzles supplied with the VHT paint are far less than stellar, but this time a better finish was obtainable. Overall the finish is still not as nice as I was hoping for, but far better than it was, so I won’t powder coat the parts. Because of the falling temperatures, a second light was added to the bottom of the paint drying box to generate more heat. This will likely be the end of spray painting for the year.
Firewall forward parts re-sprayed with VHT gloss white ceramic paint and placed in the drying box.