When we last saw my glider project, the question on everyone's mind was, "Has Stacy gotten in over her head here?" Well. Let me end the suspense right now and tell you that the answer to that question is a resounding YES.
Phase two was more pleasant than phase one in the sense that the skies were cloudy, so it wasn't as hot and miserable as the first day. It was less pleasant than phase one in the sense that...well, in pretty much every other way.
Phase two involved flipping the gilder over to power-sand it and remove loose rust and paint with a wire brush. The underside of this thing was a @%*$ mess. Sure, I expected cobwebs and rust, but there were also some weird cocoon-like globs down there (which were surprisingly hard to remove), as well as flaky patches of what I assume to be the glider's original (toxic, no doubt) paint job from 19whenever.
Risking spider bites, lead poisoning, and tetanus, I pressed on. I did the best I could, but let me just tell you, it was impossible to reach my tools in and around all these crevices and sharp corners. But it's definitely waaaay better than it was, and I'm hoping the primer will prevent (or at least slow down) future degradation of the base metal.
Mmmm...primer-y goodness. At this point, I was hungry and out of primer, so I stopped for the day. After payday, I'll go to the hardware store for more primer and apply a second coat. But...it's getting there, isn't it?
Coming soon: the fun part--paint!