This is only the second time I needed to paint a plane, but already know that I have to do this for the No. 7
For the folks looking to understand the details, I am providing the pictures of how I prepare the frog and casting for paint.
In this case the jappaning easily came off with a screwdriver, brass brush, a bit of sanding.
I then wipe down all the surfaces with acetone to remove dust and any oil residues from my hands.
Then the fun part - Blue Man Group time. Protecting all the surfaces which I do not want to be painted. I expect Stanley painted first then machined. I do not have the luxury.
I use a piece of 2in masking tape along each side, then carefully fold over, cut off against the casting.
For the machined areas I cut small pieces then cut off excess with Xacto knife.
I happen to like the blue masking tape for my general woodwork. This stuff can take being clamped and still come off without tearing or leaving residue. More expensive than the crappy beige stuff, but worth it for my needs.
All holes are plugged with small pieces of paper towel twisted and then pushed into place with a small screwdriver.
I am presently on the second coat of the paint.
Timetestedtools (Don) recommended Dupli-Color Semi-Gloss Engine Enamel, Ford Black. A very good recommendation.
This goes on bare metal, several coats each about 12 minutes apart to get a nice thick finish. Relative low odor.
Stay tuned for the later "after" pictures.