Very Industrial

~ by Michelle #29 Demaras ~

I didn’t really know what to expect today. Since it’s March Break, I woke up late, and my brother told me dad called; we’d be going to the shop to work on something.

I was aware that we would be spray painting a miniature cardboard go-kart we had been working on for a K1 Speed contest, but I wasn’t sure of how it would work. I’ve never spray painted before, so I had no idea what it would be like. But the result of doing it was actually a lot more fun than I expected.

For one, simply preparing the cans of the paint was such a pain, having to vigorously shake it for around five minutes. Not exactly difficult, but not fun either. Once we started using it, the stink was absolutely horrendous. In fact, the mix of the nasty toxins and even nastier scent, lead to me wearing what I can only describe as the most heavy-duty mask I’ve worn. It was annoying to breathe in the gas mask, but at the same time I couldn’t smell anything, so it was fully worth it.

Painting it was fun, it was very simple, considering the fact that it’s nothing but spraying. We painted the kart chrome with some sides a light grey, and it ended up looking quite metallic, despite not being the optimal surface for the spray paint. It was overall a very fun experience, and the go-kart itself looks amazing.

We plan on adding even more things to the kart, such as K1 Speed decals, which will make the already “out-there” kart more original.

10/10 day!, Excited for what’s coming next!

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