Native, my wife is the artist in the family. She paints strictly in water colors now and pretty much turns out a picture each day.
joeblack5, I knew my posting would bring back memories of Tango. We became friends as we played with our buses and I miss him.
Tenish years and a lot of miles later all my butt and overlay splices are holding up. I hedged my bet by priming all my welds with weld through primer followed by the welds, then a coat of regular primer and then either a coat of Evercoat Z-grip body filler or Silkaflex 220+ seam sealer depending on the location and finally the usual primer and top coat. It makes me tired to even think about it--but worth it all.