Work continued today on all of the engine tin.
I sat with the orbital sander, trying to roughen up flat areas as well as working out trying to get as much surface corrosion reduced to as minimal as possible.
I then sat there hand sanding, trying to get at the areas I cannot easily get to with the orbital sander.
It is imperfect, dirty, and unfortunately, all I can afford in terms of method as I’ve spent entirely too much now on the project. Perhaps in a few years, I can drop the engine again for maintenance and can have the tins professionally blasted and then properly powder-coated.
Some of the smaller pieces were ready for priming, or so I thought. It looks like I should have cleaned them up one more time with the acetone wash as the primer is mottled due to some kind of surface contaminant.
I’m going to let them sit for the night and take a look again tomorrow.
I’m basically coating them in VHT high-temp primer, and then the equivalent VHT high-time satin black. Then after that, everything will get 2-3 coats of VHT high-temp satin top coat clear. That should work well for a few years at keeping moisture out and oil/grime easy to wipe off when I do basic maintenance on the engine.