Hercules Model G Roadster
Here are a couple of better shots of the fenders. I previously wrote about patching up the paint. I was particularly concerned about the rear lower fender tip, which was basically without much paint below thebrace mount holes. I was pleased to see that in the light of day, the touch up patches matched nicely and blended well.
The front portion of the fender came out fine as well. It may surprise you to learn that the paint I'm using is just Testor's gloss black oil-based enamel with paint thinner added. For particular pits, I use a very fine brush. For overall scratches and larger areas, I impregnate a rag with the thinned paint and rub on the mixture using the rag. It's not exactly revolutionary, but it is a simple and effects method of cleaning up spots of lost paint.
Tonight, I worked into the evening. At right is a night shot of the shed. I have three moderate wattage light bulbs in the ceiling and a halogen spot lamp for working. In this shot, I'm polishing up the Hercules frame.
Raleigh Dawn Chain Case
The weather this weekend and early next week is supposed to be warm and dry. That means painting weather is back at last. I like hanging painting rigs because you can go all the way around in one shot. Painting half and half on a table tends to give thick spots on the edges. In this set up, I simply have a couple wire coat hangers and some nails in the rafters of the shed. The nails were already there when I moved in; I just added the coat hangers. The hooks go through the screw holes for mounting the rear corner of the chain case to the main body. My primer is Rustoleum premium grey (not bad, a little thick) and the paint is the Duron matched green thinned (4 parts paint to 1 part thinner) and put through a Preval sprayer. It's messy work, but coming along alright. Hopefully it will match the Dawn well.