Prep, Paint & Body

Project #16: Sanding And Painting The Rear Section By Brush

Project #16: Sanding And Painting The Rear Section By Brush

I completed hand-sanding and painting the remaining (rear) section of the buggy by brush, including the recent suspension work and tubing around the engine.

As with the previous paint projects, I didn't want to take everything off the chassis so I decided to sand and paint by hand, masking as I go. Although this made the whole painting process span a couple years, I finally finished and I love the results. I still love the dual-angle sanding blocks because they can get into tight spots and I highly recommend them!

Here is the paint and sanding blocks that I purchased for this project:

This project included the following tasks:

  1. Remove flaking paint and heavily sand all surfaces to be painted
  2. Clean sanded areas very well with acetone to prepare for paint
  3. Mask areas that I didn't want to get paint on using masking tape and plastic sheeting
  4. Paint using brushes of various sizes depending on the area being painted

This image above shows the newly painted rear-end after removing all flaking paint and then sanding heavily. It's a night and day difference.

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