Thursday, December 11, 2014

I got my gun straightened out, the stand made and the final (I hope) coats of high build primer on the car. It is time for more sanding but the Corvair business interfered again so I had to move it back to the other side of the shop and clean up. I'll be back on it soon since I love sanding so much.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I've been spending what ever little bits of spare time I've had fabricating a rack to hold the doors for painting. I finished them up today and mounted the doors on it. I think it will be a lot better and easier to paint them vertical than laying flat on the stands i had them on. The stand in the picture is straight, I'm crooked.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Everything is now sanded, what fun, particularly the louvers on the engine lid. Now that it is done I've decided to respray another coat of primer sealer to make it all the same color. I'm afraid it might look blotchy through the color coat due to two different color primers. Naturally that means I'll have to sand it all over again. Hope I live long enough to finish this little car because I would like to also finish my Rampside pickup truck that has been a work in progress since 1995.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

As mentioned, I did get a chance to do some more work on the Bianchina before one of those Corvair guys interrupted me. The front of the car and the right front fender are done. Coming down the home stretch now.
If you find these pictures boring, wait until I show the pictures of the paint drying. GGGG

I had a chance to do some more sanding yesterday. Finished the top and did the whole left side plus the dash. I plan to get some more sanding in today if all goes well.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The last day or two has been very exciting, I've been wet sanding the car. The excitement is mounting and I don't know if I can contain myself. NOT!!! Did I mention I HATE sanding? Oh, Okay, I hate sanding. Took two days to get started but couldn't put it off anymore. I hate sanding. The top is half done and both doors are done. I hate sanding. In the pictures, the orange is a guide coat I was using to judge the flatness and to show up any flaws. I don't think I will use a guide coat from now on, I can see and feel the difference. I hate sanding. I'll finish the top next and then move on to the rest of the body. I hate sanding. BUT, I am making progress.

Oh, I hate sanding.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HAH! Bet you all thought I wouldn't get this done today. Fooled ya! Got the new high build primer on and am now ready to start block sanding with 400 grit. AND I have no one waiting for Corvair work. Yay and Booo, like the extra time but will miss the extra money.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I am both embarrassed and chagrined about the length of time it took to get back to this project. I had two "Corvairs from Hell" in the shop and they took almost a year to get rid of. However, I'm back on the Bianchina. I had repaired a few spots that I missed in the weird light on the left side of the shop. I sanded and resprayed epoxy primer on the spots. I am planning on spraying high build primer on them tomorrow after scuffing everything with a Scotchpad. When that is dry, I can start wet sanding and blocking to prepare for the color coat. At this point, I am refusing to accept any more Corvair work until this is accomplished. Wish me luck, assuming there is anyone left out there still following this account. The pictures show the repairs and then the black epoxy over them.