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Polar White and Rust - a restoration epic, can it even be done?

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11 hours ago, IanMc said:

If, and that's a very big if, I can get this panel shaped up during the week, who knows what might happen next weekend...

Oh, I think we know you will! ☺️ A milestone in progress for sure!

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Nothing done this evening, had another seriously long day at work...

Slacking off again 😂

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26 minutes ago, cam.in.head said:

Stop slacking off its playing out weather at the moment !  

Ha ha 

 

Lol, thanks Chris - if only eh?!

 

 

Got some more sanding on the NSR quarter tonight. Its starting to get a quite good basic shape now. As usual, this sanding exposed some low spots and air pockets, so another thin skim of filler was required.

 

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Then tomorrow evening we can do it all again...   :lol:  :thumbup

Have a nice evening all.

 

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22 hours ago, 1200bandit said:

What are you going to do when this is all done 

Take a long holiday   :lol:

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Nothing done last night as we went out for Dinner, then tonight is Archery night...

So, I had better make sure that I am really busy this weekend to make up for this appalling lack of progress  :lol:

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In the time you have done all that I have managed to rust proof 2 inner wings, I STILL need to final paint them. :rolleyes:

Thought I'd get that done this weekend but nope 8AM tomorrow a 8 x 6 Shed is arriving flat pack, guess what I'm doing Saturday :mellow: still as a bonus it gets the mower and garden crap and bikes out of the garage :thumbup

Sunday, a number of family Birthdays to celebrate, 14 of us at the Chinese Buffet, always next weekend :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, TheRealExile said:

In the time you have done all that I have managed to rust proof 2 inner wings, I STILL need to final paint them. :rolleyes:

Thought I'd get that done this weekend but nope 8AM tomorrow a 8 x 6 Shed is arriving flat pack, guess what I'm doing Saturday :mellow: still as a bonus it gets the mower and garden crap and bikes out of the garage :thumbup

Sunday, a number of family Birthdays to celebrate, 14 of us at the Chinese Buffet, always next weekend :rolleyes:

Hi Terry,

Re: the wings - as long as the progress is forwards, your doing OK!

Re: the shed - I hope its a nice day!

Re: the Chinese Buffet - that sounds great - enjoy!!  :thumbup

All the best!

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A useful couple of hours sanding this morning.

The shape of the 'rough' parts of the NSR quarter are really taking shape now. Typically I have run out of sand paper again, so I.m off to buy some more.

 

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When I return I will be adding what will hopefully be the last few dollops of filler and then we can get into final sanding, filler stopper etc.

With a bit of luck this panel might even be finished this weekend.

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Got a bit more done this evening.

The areas ahead of and behind the arch are pretty much finished now, but I found two problems...

1) The arch itself was nowhere near flared enough (I made a cardboard template using the profile from the other side to compare).

2) There was another dent in front of the arch on the upper section of the panel (just above the swage line).

My green marker lines show you where the problems were.

So both of these things meant I had to mix up some more filler to try to address those issues. Oh well, it will dry overnight, so I can tackle those tomorrow.

 

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Have a nice evening everyone  :thumbup

 

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Another early start today. After my run it was out to the garage to do some sanding (yawn...   :rolleyes:).

Everything was going pretty well until I realised that I hadn't quite added enough filler to the top of the arch flare. So that quickly come to a halt and some more was chucked on. The good news is that everything else is fairly well sorted now, so once that has dried and sanded I will be ready for some primer - assuming I can get the shape correct of course  :lol:

 

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I'll report back later.

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