Alan & Mark's Gear Grinder Bonanza
The next step on the car is the final paint job. Mark bought the paint on his way to the party, but because of bad weather forecast for Sunday, we decided to wait for better conditions before using it.
See, SEE, We do have the paint.
Alan and I spent Sunday assembling the scoop mold from the 80+ pieces of metal I'd punched to make the shape. After gluing the pieces together, we covered the whole thing with plaster. It takes several days to dry thoroughly, so it will be some time before it's ready to sand. It probably doesn't look much like a scoop right now. The mold is being made in two back-to-back pieces, that will later be cut and rejoined to make the final part. It might seem like the hard way to make a mold,
Building the scoop mold.
I debated about showing this next picture. If we screw up the paint job, This picture might come back to haunt us. On the other hand, if we do it right, we'll be able to say, "told ya so". Anyway, here's the basic idea of what we want the paint job to look like. We'll know in a couple of weeks if we did it or not.
Basic plan for the paint Job.
The plan for this coming weekend, weather permitting, is to try and finish the painting. I'll let you know next week how it went.
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