Follow @W4HDM 1935 Ford Pickup: 11/01/2012 - 12/01/2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More Sanding

    I am going to have to be creative with the titles for up coming blog posts. I anticipate a lot of sanding. I am sure the content will be just as boring. Sanding and more sanding!

    Non the less I will try and grab a pic here and there so you can follow along if you like. I do not think I will be able to get as much time in on it as I would like. We will see how it goes. I always say I am going to reduce the garage time so I have time to do other things around the house but I never seem to slack off much. I did enjoy the time I just took from it.

    Yesterday I wiped down the truck and got the garage cleaned up. I think all of this sanding dust is what causes me to loose motivation. It really is a pain to deal with. That's the price to pay using an attached garage. I'm just thankful I have a warm dry place to work on it!.

    Today I started sanding with 320 grit sanding block. As I go I will hit small imperfections with spot putty and glaze for larger areas. I am trying hard to concentrate on the cab but I have already found myself wandering off to a fender. Maybe I have ADD.

    I keep having to remind myself that I am not building a show truck. For those joining in late in the game, my original intention was to strip it, make it solid and repaint it with Rustoleum.
    Once I got started I decided to at least tone down the dents so the truck still showed some character but was a little better on the eyes. Problem is one half of my brain has a plan and the other half keeps saying make it perfect. My skill level needs me to stick to the plan! I could load it down with Bondo and make it look perfect but I don't see the point.

    My plan is to hit the truck with 320 grit and do all the minor stuff ... scratches, pinholes, etc, then start taking it back apart. Then I hope to hit everything with a clean coat of primer to cover the repaired areas and any bare metal. Sand that with 5-600 grit to finish it off. Then clean everything up and start painting. I am thinking sometime in the spring when its a bit warmer.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Long Overdue!

   Well it seems I took a bit of a break from the truck. I had a ton of things to catch up on here at the house as well as a much needed vacation.

    I decided to get a bit done on it over the Thanksgiving holiday. Not a lot to report really other than a lot of sanding. Once this stage of the sanding is done I will be ready for some glaze and spot putty.