Odds & Ends, Part 4

posted Aug 10, 2013, 8:14 PM by Jonathan Imberi
Friday after work I applied a second coat of POR-15 on the flip side of the washers for the rear sway bar end links. Then I used a q-tip dipped in POR-15 to coat the inside of the sleeves for the end links. I thought it would be a good idea to at least have a single coat on the insides.


Once I finished painting I started picking up and organizing the garage. I came across the o-ring seal for the fuel tank. I knew this was going to be replaced, but I did not know if the lock ring for the top was included with the replacement seal. I called Troy to verify and he said it was not. This means it needed to be painted. I figured one coat of POR-15 will be sufficient since this will be on the top of the tank and against the underside of the car.


The lock ring needed to be cleaned up, so I got out my drill and wire wheel.


Then I cleaned it with Marine Clean


and prepped it with Prep and Ready.


Then I set it out in the sun to dry. It only took a few minutes on the hot pavement.


When it was time to apply the second coat of POR-15 to the washers I painted the lock ring as well.


While they were drying, I continued picking up the garage and decided to clean off the plate for the underside of the rear hatch glass. 


I sprayed it with Marine Clean.


Then I rinsed it with water and set it in the sun to dry.