Sunday, September 16, 2007

Dome Sanding

Today I worked on sanding the dome panels, and the inside of the outer dome.

First, I wet-sanded the dome panels. I didn't really do this properly for my first dome, so I took extra care this time.

Each of the panels is quite smooth now, so I'm hopeful the paint job will turn out well.

Next, I sanded the inside of the outer dome. There is lots of junk from the laser that needs to be sanded off from every cut on the dome.

It took a while, but I think I got everything sanded down for a test fit of the inner and outer domes.

Ah, this again. The inner dome does not yet come close to fitting the outer dome at the top.

I spent way too much time with this issue on the previous dome. This time I may just go straight to cutting the inner dome horizontally, if I can't resolve this relatively quickly. I'm not going through days of sanding the inner dome again.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Nice work. I'm still sanding too! I'd like to use a mouse sander or orbital sander but Im afraid to leave spin lines (even seen a car over buffed?).

Feel free to check my progress!