Right back to the actual task i should be talking about the half repaired corner of the bus. the corner had been welded in and it was the finishing left to do, so i pulled out the filler and spread a thin coat on the van then flattened it off to a smooth finish followed by a coat of filler primer to get rid of those in perfections in the filler, you know the odd line still visible from the course sand paper, This was then followed by the obligatory red oxide the vans standard colour, while the Red oxide was drying i coated up the Overider with some red oxide to protect it prior to the white primer & coated up the engine hatch and rear apron, I left the painted areas to dry adequately overnight, Then removed the masking and paper prior to being reassembled today, That will be May 7th 2012.
took a few pictures as usual not sure if i ever do enough pictures really but no complaints to date so i assume all is good.
|Hatch prepped and ready for priming.|
|From another angle, looks pretty good if you ask me, mind you if i said i wasn't i would be a twat?|
|Panels primed, but not flattened off, cos I've got this idea you see.|
|Overider primed, when you look at this Don't forget this was mullered in the shunt and i beat this straight.|
|The newly coated area from another angle.|
|Now we really are on the home run when you get shiny bumper parts.|
|These were rusty as F**k so i gave them a good rub down and a splash of silver, One was badly twisted from the prang by the time i had beaten it straight it didn't have much chrome left.|
|Just the catch, Lights & bumper left to do.|
|Apart from the obvious fresh paint you wouldn't know it had been Hit at all.|
|Not bad really, Perhaps i should take it up for a living !|
|Now that's more like it, Got my Baby back just the way i like it.|