For your reference:
After a 7 month break, work was rather hectic,the repaint is complete. THIS is candy red … not the horrible Barbie magenta mis-tint abomination I sprayed last Nov. After a few days it will be ready for polishing.
This is an aluminum casting that had a pretty ugly parting seam and damaged paint. Below is the result of a quick polish … fail. So I decided to reshape this piece with a file then some 100-600 grit sanding and then polish. There’s two of them, so I guess I’m half way done.