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Winter work on CA&E 316

February 10, 2023 3:25 PM | Jacob Goldberg (Administrator)

Well now that we are back from the land of the north, it's time to get back to business on Chicago, Aurora, and Elgin (CA&E) Car 316.  The custom made mahogany wall panels have been picked up from Classic Woodworking and taken offsite to be stained. Here Jeff and Andre begin the process.

As the panels are stained, they are being laid out in a warm area to cure.

And a few days later Andre and Jeff are back at it. An industrial floor clear coat is being applied over the cured stain. This stuff is the same quality as what's used on basketball courts and roller rinks. It's heavy duty stuff. Once it’s mixed and activated, it’s some potent stuff. Even Jeff put on goggles; it was that strong.

One side of finished panels which caught the light in this selfie Jeff took so you can see the shine!

Andre is applying the clear coat to the second row of panels. There is quite a lot of skill needed to get this clear coat to to lay down correctly, and luckily for us Andre was a pro!

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