Today was an exercise in deburring, dimpling, priming, and rivet squeezing. With an outdoor temp around 29-30 F, a lot of the painting took place inside -- although large surface areas were an outdoor activity.
Rivet squeezing was frustrating. The photos below show great results (those are not smilies on the rivet heads); however the squeezer tipped quite a few shop heads, so I spent at least 45 minutes drilling the bad ones out and re-squeezing with a stiffer yoke on the tool.
Progress is being made at a glacial pace.
Total time today: 3 hours