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This Is My First Attempt At. An Amateur Re Paint
I had a bit of advice just before I started painting, from a
man who seemed to know what he was talking about !
I took the old section of the roof back to the metal, the
hard way, with a scraper followed by an angle grinder
with a coarse wire brush attached. (appx 24 hours)
I then filled the join welds with P38 and sanded back
This I followed with a good coat of Farm Oxide primer
undercoat, and then masking taped the triangular design
Now I was ready to paint each triangle section individually
and sieve in the baby sand that I purchased from Argos
£3.00 worth ! while paint very wet, pattern makes it easier.
Once dry I brushed off all the loose sand & applied a 3rd
coat of Farm oxide and allowed 48 hours before undercoat
That Usefull Gem Of Advice I Got Before Hand
Bake the sand in the oven to dry it out thoughrily
Whilton Chandlery Recommended Rylard Paints For An Economical Yet High Quality Finish
Unlike the internal refit which I took in my stride, the thought of painting the hull sides and roof
were daunting. I have no experience of brush painting anything outside other than the odd
wooden window frame or garden fence. The only time I tried painting a car with a spray gun was a
bit of a disaster.
I was delighted with my progress untill I procceeded with the top coat of Magnolia gloss paint !
Well as the saying goes preparation, preparation, preparation, and I forgot to read the Rylard
instructions, Undercoat for Magnolia should be white, no big deal, I am sure second or third coat
will resolve that problem. BUT oh dear when the sun came out it was blatantly obvious Gloss
was a bad choice "BLINDED BY THE LIGHT !" It looks fantastic from a distance Dazzling even.
Before sweeping off
Putting first coat of farm oxide paint over sand
First coat of magnolia