Originally published February 20, 2018.
After the prior article on craftsmanship, I thought it would be great to have a super short but super illustrated look into why craftsmanship is so important to prepping. Consider this a mini tutorial for sanding.
Before I sprayed my NaMoPaiMo mare with primer, I honestly thought this girl was super smooth. But look! The first coat of primer showed that I couldn't have been more wrong. While not bad for the first pass of primer, clearly she needs more sanding, especially around the areas where I added epoxy.
It might take you several rounds of sanding, priming, sanding and priming. I've had prior customs that took that much work. I was lucky with this girl; after a couple hours of meticulous sanding and a second coat of primer, she was ready to go. Look at the difference!
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Sanding and priming is a love-hate relationship, but good results is why it's worth the extra effort.
Kristen Taylor (Williams)
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