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Work Continues on CA&E car 458's Interior

February 20, 2022 6:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Thee and John are cranking away at the paint removal on the interior of CA&E 458. Kyle and Fred Biederman were also in there with them a good portion of the day.

The “original” plan was to sand down the existing paint and prime over top of it. However, many places throughout, the existing paint and primer were “popping”, basically losing their ability to adhere properly to the metal. No way are we going to lay down our epoxy primer and Imron paint onto a questionable surface! So the decision was made to take the entire interior down to bare metal.

Kyle has a very aggressive barrel type sander, and we have needle scalers. So off to the races. Everyone either had a needle scaler or barrel sander and was going to town. Hindsight, we should have just gone down to bare metal right from the start. We wasted a ton on time sanding down paint, that we are now ultimately removing all the way. Live and learn I guess. Rather make the call now and just do it right!

Kyle has been shuffling the walk-around seat frames 3 at a time to his shop for service, repair, refinishing, and lubricating. Here is one done. There are several more done. He’s probably halfway through. 

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