Originally Posted by Rene
Hey Paul, great job on the restoration. Mine has been on the go for just over a year now so I know how much work it is. I did my paint application with a 4" high density foam roller from home hardware. Much easier to get a good finish than with a brush. Also thinning your paint helps to avoid streaks and runs. Somewhere between 10 and 15% thinner makes a big difference.
PS: I am a gold bug too and my gold pan is in the boler waiting for opportunities.
Thanks Rene, I did use the rolling/tipping method with foam roller and brush. I think it was the painter more than the paint or primer, after more sanding it worked out pretty good. I will thin next time, but I think I will spray next time too.
Sweet another gold bug! My claim is a great spot to go dip the pan in, easy to get to since I have a bridge lol. You are more than welcome anytime if you are in the area.
I am just about caught up with where i am at on the boler. After primer I sanded and painted, and didn't like the look so I sanded again.
After that I wet sanded with 280 grit and applied another cote, then I wet sanded again with 400 grit and applied the final cote of paint.
So happy it's over with! Now I will see some progress