Saturday, March 5, 2016

Lipstick Off The Pig

Tonight's dance card included removing the rest of the filler from The Bonnet Formerly Known As Black Beauty.  It turns out Black Beauty wasn't so beautiful after all.  There was a lot more filler than I thought.  But I got it all off, and this is what I found.

It doesn't look as bad as it really is.  The middle of the hood has no integrity.  I can easily push the center in with my hand, and it goes in about 1/2".  The filler was giving the surface enough rigidity to make it seem solid.  It gives the term 'oil canning' a new poster child.  In addition, there are some pretty significant depressions in four places.


But I still think I can make it work.  I can pound out the smaller pockets and I think I can improve the center somewhat.  I'm just bummed that I have more work to do than I expected.

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