Finally, the weather gave us a window of opportunity.
With the Husband off work for a few days, we scrambled into our work clothes and got cracking whenever the wind dropped enough to ensure the paint hit the trailer instead of blowing away. No more big red gloves this time, thank heavens, they’re incredibly hot and your hands end up in a puddle inside them. No, this time, it was the thin Nitrile gloves that doctors use, to protect us from rusty sanding dust, methylated spirits and finally, primer. And goggles and breathing masks, before you ask! OK, the hands still ended up in a puddle, but at least I could feel what I was doing and scratch my nose without poking myself in the eye!
So, Rolling Thunder now has a couple of handsome coats of grey primer, and is safe from the salty seaside air of Mackay. The next step is the first coat of several in the red we’ve had mixed to match Miss Scarlett. After that, I need to make the template and mask for the curved line that features on the side. I have the stretchy masking tape that will curve, so that’s OK, but scaling up the curve I want from the drawing we’re working from could be, um, interesting. However, the skies are once again threatening, so I may have to do some work under cover in the garage for the next stage.
4½ weeks till we go on our motorbike camping trip to Townsville and Atherton. If we can keep up this momentum, all will be well 🙂
Cue pencils, scissors, butcher’s paper and masking tape…