A cover with bubbled and chipped paint does not belong to a project car.
A thick coat of strong paint stripper is applied and the paint seems
to start peeling off. It's a good idea to wear protective gloves when
working with nasty chemicals like that.
Even though the paint comes off easily, the cover has a lot grooves and
corners, so scraping takes quite a bit of time.
After degreasing and much sanding. Use wet-sanding if you want to
eliminate the dust.
The cover gets painted with Tremclad enamel known for its strength
Drying in the shade under the patio table. The final finish took several
coats of paint with some fine wet sanding in between.
A wire wheel is great for removing loose rust from the engine block.
All important surfaces masked, holes plugged, and a coat of rust converter
The block is painted with heat resistant ceramic-based engine enamel.
Threads and flanges
The final step is to refresh the threads and polish the mating surfaces.
Rear axle and three anti-roll bars drying.