At-home paint job
Ok, so I've never sprayed anything myself so I didn't really know exactly what I was doing, but I went for it anyway! The thought of saving a ton of money made it worth trying. I picked up sand paper, some plastic, acetone, a cheap spray gun and a disposable water separator to use with it, paint, reducer, hardener, primer, tack cloth and, most importantly, a respirator.
The next step was to remove everything from the engine bay and proceed with the most boring and labor intensive part of painting, the prep work. Luckily, my friend Bert stopped by to help out with sanding and cleaning!
A couple of beverages later, we were ready to set up our "Dexter-style" spray booth.
After laying down the primer and letting it dry, I sprayed two coats of single stage blue to match the rest of the car. It's not perfect but I'm really happy with it and there was no way I was going to put my new engine in my car without making it look good. The block will be back either tomorrow or tuesday and I have everything to start putting it together!
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