Well.. Ever spent two days on painting a dumb engine tag? Ya.. I did.. And guess what? It can be fun, and sucks all at the same time. See, when I wrote the article on my Engine tag, I also had started on a various set of paths. And at one point I thought I had cracked it. The method was letting paint get kinda paste like, and scrape it on like a putty knife. It was cool and worked. And all I had to do was go in with a tooth pick and clean it up.. That took a while, but with music on, kinda fun.
NOW, then I red Marks Method half way through the day. I had tried a variation of that, but my Tag was so wonky it just was hard to make it work. And then a death blow happened. I messes up on the clear coat. And in about 2 seconds it just crazed and all the work was gone.
AHHHHHHHH, So I got pissed, cleaned it all off and now for a 4th time, said F it.. Sprayed it like Mark showed in the photos, and let it dry in the heather, and like with the weight of the 1200 sand paper, just lightly sanded.. And Bam, in about an hr the entire job was done. thats it. Done. Over, And installed.
So got a plate to restore? We know have a proven method. “THE MARK METHOD”. You can see Marks comments here in the original story HERE