on how to finish the rusty 40.
No more rusty 40!
A solid surface rust layer.
but in many cases there is still root rust,
deep in the pores.
I decided to chemically combat the rust,
the same procedure I had used on the roof section.
After almost a year it is still holding up.
then topped off with a dose of ospho.
It was like putting aloe on a sunburn.
from the runningboards.
Next up was my secret weapon.
and a cheapo roller kit.
You may cringe at the application method,
but I've got a technique!
and the goal is to apply the thickest layer possible,
basically suffocating the sheetmetal in plastic.
I loved the patina,
and had thought about a waxed or oiled surface.
Living by the coast with the salty fog,
it's a never ending battle.
I want to be able to leave this outside,
and not watch it deteriorate after all this work.
At least now I can also experiment with paint.
Next up the back half...