Well, I continue to loose sleep because this ridiculous thing is still in my head. (Our 1954 vintage camper trailer which WE HAVEN’T EVEN PICKED UP OR PAID FOR YET!)
We found out yesterday that it won’t fit in the garage. Great. But it was going to be an outdoor sewing room anyway so I guess that’s ok…except…there’s no easy way into our backyard. Right now the best bet looks like tearing down and rebuilding 35ft of fencing so there will be a removable fence panel to drive through.
So I was up at 3:30 AM trying to figure that out in my head. I gave up trying to sleep and just got up to research fence panels. Found the perfect thing at Home Depot, then started thinking about painting.
It’s primed but needs a color topcoat. I want that shiny durable automotive finish, which means urethane. Which means acquiring an HVLP spray gun set up. I had no idea what that was until this morning around 4:30 am. Turns out you need at least 6cfm and 30 gallons of air, which is a big compressor. If that’s Greek to you don’t worry it was to me too until about 5:00am this morning. My wife thinks I just want to acquire toys, uh, I mean tools, and poo-pooed the whole thing. She found something on the web about using rollers to paint tractors. What??? Who ever put an automotive quality finish on a vehicle with rollers and tractor paint??? I thought this was supposed to look cute? Cute is a 30 gallon air compressor atomizing low volatility acrylic urethane with minimal bounce back or overspray. And don’t even talk to me about pressure regulators and fan patterns. I’m a You Tube painting graduate! So that’s all priced out and ready to go. If I ever actually paint it, between my wife’s mistrust of my motives, and this project ever really happening, I’ll post how-to details of what I learn for you all. (Honey, but then we’ll still have the equipment for other projects!)
Did I mention that WE DON’T EVEN OWN THE CAMPER YET???