I think I’m done painting the skins. No really, I’m done! Why don’t you believe me?
I even started to peel away the masking tape, so there’s no going back – Okay, okay. I know I’ve done this before but I mean it this time.
But seriously, I’m much happier with the finish now and can’t see me going back to do this again anytime soon.
There’s a few spot on the inner skin I need to clean up but it should be easy. It’s mostly the green undercoat that’s super thin and leaks under the masking tape easily.
Some bad news though – the top corner of the back door started to de-laminate once I’d removed the masking tape. The surface area for the glue isn’t very wide in this spot and I guess the epoxy was thin or non-existent. Once I get the panel inserts in place and epoxied, it should be an easy fix it without marking the paint.
I couldn’t resist laying some of the panelssee how things would look. Hopefully this week I’ll get some hinges working, and the permantent panels/inserts epoxied in to the skins.
I do need to clean up the epoxy on some inside edges of the panels as they’re not sitting exactly square, but overall I’m happy how things came out
I also went back and started to remove the tape and latex on the horse shoes. I scored the perimeter with a knife to help get a cleaner line
Next up, gluing all those panels in place and fitting the back door.