I've ordered some neoprene to replace the stuff that totally obliterated itself during the initial clean and some rust remover. I'm also looking into self-etching primers and heat resistant paints/lacquers to respray the gear tray with. I'll have pictures as soon as that stuff arrives and I can get to stripping the gear tray back to bare metal.
My original plan was to do a full rust removal and have the gear tray powder coated but I'd like to get this project moved forward as quickly as possible. I'm an impatient fellow and desperate to see what the end result will look like.
Was also thinking of using brasso on the canopy to give it a little shine after clearing off what looks to be paint... that'll take some stewing over though since these are pressure cast aluminimum and not polished to a gleam when new. could be an interesting look though!!
ooh... and before I forget
Looking good, we're in the middle of restoring a Thorn Beta 5, all the rewiring is done, we just need to spruce up the housing now, so the elbow grease will need to be brought out
Awesome stuff!! I hope you're gonna share pictures when it's complete!! Beta 5's are one of the best looking SOX
lanterns when they've undergone a complete overhaul!!
The house is not on fire, I promise. It's just being lit by a 35w SOX!