The return of the love wagon (Part 5)

by Paulo Rafael Subido | Mar 10, 2010
The waiting game is a killer and, when you are used to moving at a rapid pace, delays at the shop can test your patience. It was during one of those moments of frustration that I remembered advice given to me by fellow enthusiasts: "You must be patient." And I was. However, when progress is unusually slow you begin to wonder if you brought your car to the right shop. I began to worry when I walked into the talyer to find the entire wagon covered in surface rust. The painter assured me that I shouldn't worry. He then brushed muriatic acid on the rust and it quickly disappeared. This was cool, of course, but wouldn't it have been more practical to coat the scraped sections in etch primer, instead of giving the car an acid bath every other day (for three weeks)? [caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="I didn't have the heart to photograph the wagon while covered in surface rust. Here she is after the acid bath."]I didn't have the heart to photograph the wagon while covered in surface rust. Here she is after the acid bath.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_384" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="You could smell the fumes. Don't touch this with your bare hands."]You could smell the fumes. Don't touch this with your bare hands.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_385" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="It appears that things are moving along nicely."]It appears that things are moving along nicely.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_386" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="It looks like the bodywork is finished but there is still a long way to go."]It looks like the bodywork is finished but there is still a long way to go.[/caption] These photos are dated June 2009. Four months in. I have a feeling that some of my parts are deteriorating.
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