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[October 25, 2006]


The weather around here has been really crummy lately - WAY colder than normal, also very very windy, which makes it not so good for priming - you want it to be somewhat warm and you don't want the wind to pick up some boogers and toss them in drying paint. The weather looks aweful for this weekend - rainy mainly. So my only window for priming is either tomorrow (Thursday) or wait until Sunday or Monday. Tomorrow it is.

Today I got all of the BS priming prep work out of the way. I am doing priming a new way from now on out. I am not giving up on the AKZO, since I have $100 invested in it, but I am giving up on Alodine. My process now is to scuff everything up with the scotchbrite pad, then wipe everything down with acetone to get the oils off. Next I will acid etch with alumiprep 33 in a spray bottle. I used to spray it on, then work it in with a scotchbrite pad. After reading the technical notes on it thoroughly, it doesn't say anything about doing this. I must of gotton that idea off of one of these hokey builders sites (rvproject.com hehe). Wash off the alumiprep with water will both get off all of the dust that might remain after the alumiprep and also the alumiprep. Let dry and then hit with AKZO.

I was able to do everything but prime tonight. Alumiprep states that you are suppose to prime within 24 hours of application, which should work just fine. I have to say that the new method is way easier than what I used to do. It is *almost* enjoyable to prime now. Before it was pure misery.

The parts layed out on my chicken wire frame.


Parts alumipreped and drying the the garage.

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