Not anytime soon but soon enough this thread should be finished. Over the last couple of weeks I've finished up Lita's bodywork (thank goodness that's done because my wrists were just about shot) and primed the bottom . Even with the grey primer she looked a lot less like a patchwork princess!
I rolled the Interlux pre-kote without tipping and it turned out pretty good. A couple of experiments I did with the gravel guard and door made it seem like the way to go and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Just today finished coat number 1 of her paint. One more coat to go and the bottom will be done (unless of course I decide to do 3 coats
We picked a green that we thought would pop and we really like it. Rolled and tipped it. It's Cloverdale marine enamel and for the most part went on well but I'm not 100 percent happy with how it tipped. Maybe that was me because it's the first time doing it or maybe I didn't get it thinned down enough but since I had to buy a gallon of it (they didn't have the base in quarts and had no idea when they might get some) I have plenty of extra to get it right.
I also find the first coat of any paint over primer doesn't look great which is why I always put at least 2 coats on (Certainly could be my technique so no need to dogpile on me. Just how I see it
Finally I recently got a friend who has a sign shop to do me up some decals for Lita to give her even more style.
One for the gravel guard and one more smaller one for the entryway side (that will get put on when the top gets painted). My son's partner did the graphic and I thought it was fitting since Lita's pretty much going to remain an island girl. She may head to the mainland sometime in the future but the plan has always been to explore Vancouver Island more with her.
Once the bottom is finished we're hoping to get a few more trips in before the rainy season hits but will hold off on painting
the upper half until spring. I also have to rebuild the drivers side jalousie and want to do some work on the belly band so we're not quite done yet but not many things left on the to-do list at this point.
Thought I'd throw in a pic of the patchwork princess at a friend's place on the water in Comox. Best free campsite ever.. Or almost free... I had to help build a deck
So it hasn't been all work this summer