September 25, 2003
to keep this car as light as it was when it was raced by Porsche,
but we still need to take off the paint one layer at a time
to see what the paint will tell us.
sanded the primer and the top coat with 120 grit. At the same
time, block sanding is happening.
the weight down, we are going to prime one coat and paint
dots are more evidence about the front hood straps that were
installed on the car at LeMans. When the car was painted yellow,
these were covered over.
see both sides here.
got my new toy, the Stinger III steam cleaner. Our old one
was a Stinger I
and made about 1100 psi. This one makes 1600 and boy does
it make a difference.
Rather than sanding the paint off, I am using hydro power
with a lot of heat.
take about a day to strip all the crap off the car, inside
If I stay
here long enough, I could probably blow off the primer too,
but it actually stuck pretty good.
try to blow off all the areas that have paint, inside and
water and steam cleaned the serial tag like new.
S I will not remove the serial tag. All the work will be done
all these areas is a great way to get the paint off, but it
takes longer than steam cleaning.
imagine trying to sand door jams and battery boxes.
These were both de-painted and cleaned in a matter of minutes.
are holding the car up so it will drain in the back.
trunk area was only hand painted (silver gel coat) on the
sides of the cooler opening.
The "number two" was grease penciled under the trunk.
This number represents identification only.
It has no bearing on the chassis being 001. Let's just call
it a production number.
see the bottom is quite oil stained. This will all be steamed
off to original gel coat silver.
work, but you really accomplish a lot and you clean at the
onto about 3pm and still more to go.
picture on the right, I am scrapping some tar balls that were
stuck inside the
front and rear wheel wells. It appears the car was driven
over some fresh tarmac.
This left residue that was actually painted over when the
car was painted yellow.
ounce of paint will be removed. This car needs to race at
its original weight.
I am finished
with the bottom and will turn it on its side to get the last
paint stuck in corners and joints.
it's finished, into the body shop it goes for repair work
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