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Old 03-20-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Hensley Facelift

A week or so ago, SuEllyn decided that Lucy's Hensley Arrow was looking pretty sad. She went about giving it a facelift without any disassembly.

She started by chipping off the old Orange paint. She then sanded the casting, taped off and covered other areas. She primed it, and then repainted it Hensley orange (or close thereto - she bought the Rustoleum orange spray paint at Wal-Mart). She had gotten a new set of stickers from Hensley and applied them after the srveral coats of orange had dried for two days. She also added her own reflective stripe to cover the area that gets rubbed by Lucy's umbilical.

It came out really good, and looks fresh and new again. Her are a few pictures of the process.

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Old 03-20-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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Excellent work!

It looks like $3,500...um...never mind...
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Looks just great, mooses. Positively inspirational.

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The decals are a really great touch. Looks new again.

Does Hensley charge for the decals?

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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The decals are a really great touch. Looks new again.

Does Hensley charge for the decals?

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Hensley did not charge for the new decals. The main sticker even has our unit's serial number on it.

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What a great way to show Lucy some love <3
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What a great way to show Lucy some love <3
She was needing a little attention. Lucy is gone traveling so much that things like a Hensley sprucing-up get put on the back burner. In this instance, the Hensley painting was done at home, but hadn't fully dried when we left, so the stickers were applied on the road.

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I'm impressed with the fact that it was completely painted that well without even removing it!
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I'm impressed with the fact that it was completely painted that well without even removing it!
Me too! Outstanding masking job. Outstanding sanding job. Heck, outstanding job all the way!
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Great job! It looks brand new.
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A week or so ago, SuEllyn decided that Lucy's Hensley Arrow was looking pretty sad. She went about giving it a facelift without any disassembly.
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Very nice job. How did she sand it without getting any sand in the bearings?
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