I haven't had the time or the motivation to set up for the wet sanding on the dash. Will need drop cloth, buckets, and rags galore. In the meantime, I am fussing as time permits on cleaning up the appearance of the front trunk area. I'm keeping the original insulation and all the undercoating you see in the photos is original as well. Just touched up with paint. I removed and cleaned the master cylinder reservoir and replaced the soft brake line underneath it. Repainted the cover plate over the steering coupler, and cleaned up the wiring. Maybe not concours, but getting towards well maintained driver's level.
Wolfgang Porsche is not only an Ambassador for the Porsche family and for the company, but he is also a collector of important Porsche cars. In the video below he describes his collection. I happen to really like the description of the 356 starting at about 6:30 seconds into the video. Nice car Wolfgang!
Had a decent amount of green paint "fog" make it into the wheel wells. This is not a complete fix, but a quick brush of black paint sure made it look better. This is not new undercoating- it's the original, just a fresh coat of black paint. Later I will do a more thorough cleanup.
Now that the cowl of the car is finally color sanded and polished, I set to work on cleaning up the vent box and screen. Took me much longer than expected as there are a lot of areas in the box that are hard to reach. Finally clean now and ready to glue in the screen. On top of the screen I will use carefully cut strips of foam weatherstrip around the edge and then bolt it into place.
This may be my last Blog post about color sanding. The roof is now complete! I temporarily re-installed front and rear glass to do this job and then removed them again so I can do the headliner. Only color sanding left is the dash, bumpers, and a couple of small loose pieces- gas door, hinge covers, torsion bar hold covers. I will likely find some spots I want to touch up later, but for now I am satisfied enough to move forward to the headliner. Whew!
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