14-06 Priming

Lots of parts to prepare for priming. I’d planned to scuff and degrease them in the morning, and spray the acid etch in the afternoon. But it took so long I ran out of energy, and was forced to leave the parts ready for priming overnight. Lots of advice around for priming as soon as possible after scuffing with scotchbrite pads to minimise oxidation … but I simply ran out of time. I probably should have done one wing at a time, but I was trying to avoid unnecessary gun cleaning etc. Anyway, I made a really early start the next day so it wasn’t too long.


Acid Etch

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I tried out an idea I’d spotted on another blog (Thanks Chris in Aberdeen!), and pinned the small parts to some polystyrene sheet. Worked pretty well.


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I sprayed 9 ribs at a time, so it took most of the morning.


White Acrylic

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And all the afternoon to spray the white acrylic to seal the acid etch.


All done!

Phew, that was a marathon 2 days work. But all finished just before I have to go to work for a few days, so when I return the ribs will be ready for rivetting fun!

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2 Comments on "14-06 Priming"

  1. Andy Pearson | July 29, 2018 at 4:49 pm | Reply

    Looks like you and Tim are doing a first class job. I’ve just engaged a draughtsman to produce drawings for a workshop in which I’ll build a Vans so I’m a year or two behind you. It must take you quite a bit of time to make these posts Steve so thank you from me.

    • Thanks Andy, good luck with the workshop. Make sure you make it homely, you’ll spend a lot of time in it! : ) But it’s fun!

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