Painting the Escort (Part 6) – Painting! (the Escort) [Part 1]

What a ridiculous title! What it means is simple: this is the first post dealing with the actual painting. Why don’t I simply wait till I’m done painting and make a single post? Because, it is the process, not the product, that matters. Deep.

Rear Lights 2 - Brake Light Brake Light

Now, this morning I did my first coat. Then, tonight, I did my second coat (see the image EXIF data for the times: I work late). The plan is that I will pick up more paint tomorrow morning, then do a third coat. I will see how it turns out, and chances are I will let it dry till the next morning, when I will do a light wet sanding to remove the dust and bugs that may get stuck it in, smooth off the paint, then I will do the final coat (or two…)

More photos after the break!!! (And, of course, the photo of me that I promised).Mask
Geared up for battle.

Me coveralls
In my full body armour, hahaha!

Hatch
A very, very nice shade of yellow.

Gas Tank
I try my best to get everything I can. All the details count.

Rear Right
Pretty….

Top
Look at that glow. As my mom’s boyfriend remarked, it will be very noticeable.

Bumper
This is the shine you will see when I leave you in my dust. This paint job gives my car a 30hp increase. True science.

Fan

The colour paint is much, much more sticky than the primer. My eyelashes were all stuck together this morning with paint, and my face was yellow. I had to adapt my face masking technique.

Shoes
Shoes were affected as well. To anyone attempting this: the paint will get everywhere. Hair, face, all clothing, walls, floors. Make sure you mask everything you don’t want paint on.

Job well Done
Feeling good after a day of hard work!

Next post: likely after more painting, perhaps sanding, and perhaps the reconditioning of internal trim pieces.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 Uncategorized


3 Comments to Painting the Escort (Part 6) – Painting! (the Escort) [Part 1]

  • Lisa says:

    Great colour – looks good!

  • guy says:

    Looks like you found a new trade,taking any orders?

    • Dan says:

      Hahaha, not quite. It was definitely a cool project, however there is a lot to go wrong. More experience would certainly help, but when things do go wrong, it takes a lot of time to fix it.

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