|Adam, on his way to the airport, helped to |
paint the tanks. Love the hair!
Major sanding, in some cases grinding, was needed to get the damaged paint out. The epoxy paint is incredibly hard, even an angle grinder was employed, and in a number of cases we went through the paint into the metal.
|Alexander showing Molly the correct masking |
technique. Gulliver helps.
We mixed epoxy filler and attacked all the irregularities on the hull, thereby creating another problem. Sanding the filler out clogs up sandpaper in seconds. I hope I get done before someone starts buying all the sandpaper on the market!
A number of friends came to help. Adam from Durban helped paint the tanks, and almost turned into a smurf. I got a lecture.
Alexander, an aircraft technician, helped with the spraying, but confided in me: She is never going to fly!
|Bongani installing rivnuts|
Reinhard helped, so did Trevor, and David and Bongani helped every Saturday and even one holiday. David did a few welding jobs we discovered, Bongani installed more than a hundred rivnuts.
Huan brought Molly and Gulliver: Two very polite kids who helped a lot.
Thanks, all of you!