Member ID: Steve LyleMember Status: Gold Member
Member Since: 2008-03-23
Home Site: The MG Experience
Last Login: 2013-05-24 08:00:04
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Mech Engineer by education, Information Technology by career. Got the B-bug as a teenager, never lost it. In the rebuild process of a 72 B.
1 Vehicles -- Total mileage: 56,000 mi (90,123 km) -- Average age: 1972
There are 48 total entries in this Journal.
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Posted on: Friday December 21, 2012
Since I was a rookie painter, painting in a garage, my paint job had a bit of inconsistent orange peal in it, plus a bit of dust. The solution to that is color sanding. There are lots of articles and YouTube videos on doing this, all of which have some variation. Like a lot of things, there's more than one way to skin this cat. Here's what I did. Tools included a 2-gal bucket, dish detergent, 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2000 sandpaper, microfiber cloths (a pack of 12 at Walmart cost about $1...
Posted on: Tuesday October 9, 2012
When do you paint the shell? Two answers: 1) when there is absolutely nothing left to do to it. When you've gone over it a zillion times, and can't find any more pinholes, sand-throughs, or flaws of any kind, and; 2) when it's no longer 100 deg F in your garage. Speaking of which - why the garage? Several answers there, too. I wanted to paint it myself, just to get the experience. I didn't really want to mess with moving it to a proper booth. And I didn't have access to a proper booth t...
Posted on: Monday October 1, 2012
My last entry was in April, all about prepping for paint. It's now October - more than 5 months later. Quite a 'black hole' of progress. Partly due to the Oklahoma summer heat - it was just too hot to paint, and partly due to real life intruding and elbowing out time for my avocation. But there has been some progress. If nothing else, I've learned plenty. What has been done: - all the various body bits (hinges, latches, etc.) have been primed and painted. - the doors have been painte...
Posted on: Monday April 23, 2012
I've really been getting into the car building shows on TV - Car Warriors, Overhaulin, "Chop, Cut, Rebuild", etc. Obviously, they show some of the differences between restoring a car yourself and having a pro do it. Car Warriors and Overhauling, in particular, do a complete car in 48 hours, or a week, using entire teams of people. And I'm doing a car in 5 years by myself. Quite a contrast. Part of the difference is the amount of labor available - there's only one of me, and this is far fr...
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