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9-9-2018 – Rest of firewall painted

So perfect weather with highs in the low 70’s.  I took Friday off and wrapped up the painting of the firewall.  There is no more bare metal on the shell now!  I did make one mistake though.  I used the Satin Black finish which was different from the earlier paint!  I think it will be ok if I scuff a little and re-apply it, but most of what I painted really isn’t visible, so I am not too worried about it yet.  I can think about it over the winter and fix it next year.

So I had to un-mount the rotisserie to paint where it was mounted to.  Then strip away the old paint:

A little bit of masking (including the bottom of the floor:

Then a coat of gray primer, then black, then a 3rd of gray primer (all Epoxy) and finally seam sealed:


Then 2 coats of Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black (Satin):


Now you can see the mis-match (uh-oh!) – easy enough to touch-up and fix:


Next weekend I will re-attach the rotisserie so I can move it around over the winter. There may be a few smaller projects I tackle over the winter, but nothing too much until next summer when I finish the undercoating.  We will see what time permits and what I can fit in between now and next summer.

Firewall Painted

Worked on the firewall that last few days.  3 coats epoxy primer, seal sealer and 3 coats paint:

Masked to protect other areas I didn’t want over spray on:

1st coat epoxy:

2nd coat epoxy:

3rd coat epoxy

Waited until the next day and seal sealed where needed using both caulking gun and brushable seal sealer:

Got a little where I didn’t intend to – it was ok since I was painting over it anyways – removed what I could get:

3 coats paint the day after seam sealing:

Next steps are to prime and undercoat the floor, unhook the rotisserie and get the firewall brackets and get the remaining unpainted area on the firewall.  Thinking I will need to keep it on the rotisserie for block-sanding the roof next summer before putting the rotisserie away.