Sunday, May 11, 2014

SpringTime in the Rockies is Obstructing My Progress...

I got two coats of epoxy resin applied to the bad lid before things went south... Put the first coat on, and it was so cool it took overnight to cure.

So... I sanded it fairly smooth and after brushing on the second coat I hung a heat lamp to bring it along quicker.

*Saddle bag lid with two coats of epoxy resin applied*

I sanded that as best I could... but I was truly wanting to NOT sand off all the resin I'd just put on!

Along in here is where I've really remembered myself that I'm NOT a body man. ;) This is the second primer coat I've applied after filling with a spot glazing putty and sanding "defects" that the first coat made real clear!

I'll sand this and likely do one more spot glazing of any small lil' faults I find... then put on the finish coat of flat black I'm refinishing the bags with...


*Sanding Primer applied*

So... I'd been hoping to do that today... and that's where things went "south"...

Momma nature had somethin' else to say 'bout that. Never thought of the Ol' girl as bein' bitchy... but I'm gettin' weary of her "spring" weather.

Since that shop building over across the way there is unheated... the temperature is 'bout 30 if you're generous... and most of what I'm using says wait for it to be 60 or better...

THIS kinda shut down the works. :)


... and then it kept on snowin'... added a few inches of wet sloppy crap on top of this...

SO... I'm sittin' inside, drinkin' too much coffee and workin' on fiction books and other projects... waiting for spring to find it's way back to Colorado with enough energy to push this gol durn #@$% winter... OUT!

Grab Your Handles and Ride
Brian

4 comments:

Steve Johnson said...

Talked to my mom yesterday, who lives in Denver, and she said it started snowing just after Sash and I left there for San Diego. All I can say as a motorcycle rider, is that it's good be in San Diego!

Trobairitz said...

Snow? Crap.

Well at the least the weather makes it easier not to have the bike together and running.

bob skoot said...

Brian:

Can't believe you are still getting snow. Hope that this is the last of it. It has to stop sometime, doesn't it ?

bob
A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

Brian said...

yeah... maybe three inches yesterday and another three or so last night...

It's now stopped, the sun came out pretty good and being it's a wet heavy spring snow it's melting down fast... of course that means the drive area is ankle deep in muck and water :)

Buuuuut... they're saying up around 80 in another couple days or so :)