Commer as you are

May 26, 2009

So, bank holiday weekend is over for me. We had planned to have given the van a healthy coat of new paint by now, but as ever, these things take time. First off, Stephen has sprayed the bumper an alluring silver/grey. It’s in the basement at the moment and needs polishing.

Bumper

Bumper

Intermittent rain and lethargy meant that we didn’t even get round to applying the orangey paint stripper over the weekend, although we did semi prep the van. This included removing and tagging lights and the side windows. I myself gave the van a minor clean with the best excuse for an old rag i could find, an old pair of pants. With rain now due tomorow, we have taped some bin liners over the gaping wholes to try and keep the interior from getting soaked. Good planning! After Wednesday is passed, it is supposed to be nothing but sunshine so no more excuses!

Twins carefully remove window

Twins carefully remove window

Bin liners + masking tape = waterproof

Bin liners + masking tape = waterproof

Wiping Commer down, old pair of pants

Wiping Commer down, old pair of pants

Andrew tapes the wooden bits
Andrew tapes the wooden bits

The vague plan of action now is to wait for the sun to return, then start slapping on the paint stripper. Hopefully we can have the main bits back to bare metal over the course of a day or so, then start the process of painting, sanding, painting, sanding. Fun times!

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