P2 DONE and rubbed down. Just before the rain came. It was cloudy with some sun most of the day. 12 degrees Celsius.
For the quality of my paint on these I look at the phaser with reading glasses from the dollar store. I have a lighted 8x magnifier in the workshop to rate any flaws and accept a few because I may not get there again on a repaint. Also, once it’s all together with P2 and the greebles you don’t see a few, same thing with large items like a Jeep Pickup, there you have runs.
The Nozzle and Emitter.
If I can get the nozzle off I detail it on the lathe. In this case it was solid so…
Use Q-Tips to bring the cone inside to mirror, pull some cotton off the swab and use dual pointed tooth picks to get in deep. Mothers Aluminum polish and car headlight polish is good. Exterior is cleaned up with oooo steel wool followed by 3m scotch brite. Clean the inside of emitter also with polish. Clean with a Q-Tip and soapy water.