Ford Model A Pickup Restoration July 2011

This month the panting job of my cabin and doors were on my task list

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The doors are already painted with 'Balsam Green'.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

I have to cover the parts who will not be painted black.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The paint job of the two doors is finished.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The result looks good so far, but the job is not really finished yet …

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The cabin will be painted with green and black too.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

Paint job finished and the paint is sanded again? Yes, I'm not yet finished with my work.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

These are my tools to get a perfect shine. Every paint has a little 'orange peel' after painting, also new cars. You will see it best when you watch the surface of a car in a flat angle. For a perfect shine you need sandpaper and plenty of water.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The most important is the sanding paper in the correct granularity. It is important to use a very fine grit and use plenty of water. I start with a 2000 grit, then switch to a grit of 2500 and finish with a 3000 grit. With a 3000 grit it is later possible to polish by hand.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The grinding of complex shapes takes time, finally I don't want to end up on the filler layer :-)

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The cabin is completely sanded and ready for polishing.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

This door has already been polished.

Ford Model A Restoration July 2011

The right door is completely polished, the left one is sanded. The effort for grinding and polishing is much higher than expected. The main problem is that I have to polish a large section of the doors by hand and that takes time. Luckily, the remaining parts such as fenders and fuel tank are easier to grind and I will polish it later with the machine.




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