Sunday, February 8, 2015

Applying BlackCote To The Firewall

Today I applied BlackCote to the firewall. BlackCote is what the rest of the engine bay is done in and is the UV-resistant equivalent of POR-15 Black. Due to the rough texture of the undercoating, it was very hard to brush on. It actually reminded me of painting over some of the very rusty areas on the car, like the battery tray.

Here is a good comparison shot of the BlackCote versus the undercoating. The BlackCote is definitely a more deep gloss black.

Here is the finished firewall. The rest of the engine bay really is this color black; it is just dirty.

While I was applying the BlackCote, Sara covered my shelves with the red vinyl material.

It looks great Sara, thank you!

She was a busy little bee and organized and labeled these tubs and shelves.

She also located the box that had the evaporator housing and blower.

So when I was finished painting, I got the housing out. This is going to be my next project.

I am going to thoroughly clean the housing and then paint the outside with Krylon Fusion Satin Black. Sara is modeling the spray can cap in this picture. It should be a good color match.

My final project this afternoon was to hang up my new work table. I reused one of the extra bicycle brackets Sara found when she was organizing the shelves.

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