Monday, September 24, 2012

The world would be a better place if everybody had a pug to wake up to:
Big news around here...a giant TJ Maxx opened up in a nearby town.  Now I only have to drive for 20 minutes to get there, instead of an hour.  Yay!  And why do I love TJ Maxx so much?
Because they always know just what I am looking for.
In this case, red knit sweaters for the pugs.  We are experiencing our first cold snap of the year and the dogs are happiest at 80 degrees, so they are quite pleased with their chunky sweaters.  And they were pretty inexpensive and well made, so I am happy too.
That's a happy pug.
On to business.  Last week I took the Tradewind logo and VIN plate off and stripped the paint from the plate.

Too much blue.

 Then this came in the mail:

 It is a waxy substance that, when brushed with paint thinner, acts very much like watercolor.  I painted the vin plate and front and back airstream plates with it, then scraped the dried wax off the letters and burnished with a cloth.
(While drying)
 It is blacker than it looks in the picture.  I still have a bit of work to do, as I want it to look old and worn in spots. 
 I got the patches for the furnace and water heater cut and I helped hubby rivet them in place. 
 We ran out of the 1/2" buck rivets and had to leave the clecos in places,  but reinforcements are on their way from Vintage Trailer Supply.
The patch blends in pretty well, don't ya think?

1 comment:

  1. Gilder's paste, that's something I'll have to look into.

    And yes, gotta luvva pug!