Prime time

The Healey is finally primed, and after another couple of rounds of sanding, it will be ready for paint.

This series of pictures show how the car is sanded to reveal any imperfections in the paint and to give the primer something to bite into. The light yellow or tan you see on the car is body filler used to fill imperfections in the body to make a perfectly smooth and flat base for the color layers to follow.

You will also notice that the owner asked for the wing (fender) mirrors to be removed. We welded in a bit of metal to fill the hole, smoothed it over with body filler, and after paint, you will never know they were there.

Posted on August 11, 2010, in 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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