I must admit here that my estimation as to the amount of time it would take to prepare the bare steel just to apply some etch primer was terribly underestimated...due mostly to the amount of surface rust that the previous rain had caused.
This has been my schedule so far.
Saturday Prepare rear guards and panels and sand rust from rear section 11hrs.
Sunday Prepare roof panels and bin surrounds. 10hrs
Monday Weld seams under that could not be reached on truck, grind and
derust with deoxit and metho with a scour pad 11.5hrs
Tuesday Cover all joins with seamseal and brush proofcoat under entire
Wednesday Derust and seamseal the 4 rear bin lockers 9hrs
Thursday Derust and seamseal the LH front storage lockers 11hrs
Friday Derust and seamseal the RH front storage lockers 11hrs
Saturday Had to work this morning so took the afternoon off
Sunday Derust exterior roof, front and rear panels and Etch prime 10hrs
Monday Derust doorsurrounds and Etch prime 4hrs
I have now run out of materials and am back to work tomorrow with another long weekend next weekend.
I hope to get the doors done next weekend. This has been a mammoth task...not sure that I would attempt it all again.
|Etch-primed ready for paint|
|De-rusted - seamsealed - Proofcoated|
|Bin de-rusted, seamsealed|
|Bin doors ready for preperation|