Fighting the rust on Wally is getting very old and frustrating. Three weeks ago I fixed the valve covers and gaskets on Wally. At the same time I put new muffler tips on it. Check them out now. These were brand new three weeks ago.

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So. This weekend I decided to try again.

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I had some POR15 left over from doing the interior of Wally. POR stands for Paint Over Rust. It’s a Rust inhibitor and preventor. It’s also $45 a quart. So, I took the fenders off, cleaned everything up, painted the contact areas for the fenders and the fenders themselves.

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I ran out of time so I couldn’t sand and prime everything grey again. So, this week I’ll drive around with black fenders. I had to put the POR on with a paint brush, so Wally is looking a little getto. But, it took from 11:30 this morning till after 6 to get this far. I’ll sand everything smooth and paint primer grey again next weekend if the sun comes out. Which can be iffy here in Fog Capital Pacific Grove. You never know though, maybe I’ll get used to the look and actually paint them black. Hmmm…. A yellow bug with black fenders.

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