January 8, 2013
1-8-2013 MG Epyon Progress
1) Washing and drying the parts. It is necessary to get debris off before painting. 2) I was concerned I would have to move my paints upstairs due to the cold temperatures. Well, the heater blows out excess heat into the shop, and I found that the paints were slightly lower than room temperature. 3) I keep track of time to see how long it takes me to build a kit. 4) The navy blue parts getting a block sand. Next I will smooth out the shaping with 600 grit sandpaper, wash the parts and get them ready for primer. 5) Parts laid out to dry. I want to speed up the process with a blow dryer. Be VERY careful when you do this, and keep your distance.
Did some rough block sanding with 150 grit to the navy blue parts. I also cleaned the frame of debris, and it is drying now. I'll head down there later with a blow dryer to speed up the process.
Later today I will paint the inner frame, then give it 12 hours to dry. I will top coat it, then get to work on detailing.