of the base
Zarathustra model is an early Simon York
design. The owner of this particular example
came in with the question for a possible
respray of the base. The original paint
showed severe hairlines and even crackings.
Unfortunately no before picture has been
the paint remover session and some sanding.
the removal of the paint a quite medium
quality wood laminate showed up. This is
Pinewood which has a high natural rosin.
This wood is by preference to be used outdoors.
Pinewood is only to be impregnated, and
painting is a less good idea. The piece
had also some gaps by woodcrimp and some
fillings which show a medium quality selection.
of the options was to fabricate a whole
new base, and select A1 quality. The owner
however choose an intermediate solution
as suggested. The piece was sanded, degreased
and dried. After this we applied an Epoxy
layer to be followed by a 200 Grams Carbonfiber
layer. The side was decided to be painted
in a metallic grey color, resembling the
is an time consuming process with a drying time of one day between every stage.
There are at least three layers of Epoxy needed. With any dry sanding and cutting
on Carbon fibre high caution must be taken; Carbonfiber particles which get into
the lungs will result in cancer long term. Carbon fibre must be treated like Asbestos
and so wet sanding and cutting is highly recommended.
preparations are -as always- the biggest part of the job. Wet sanding with 600
side sprayed with grey primer. To Be Continued.
Photography on black objects is never easy, but still a nice impression here.
This is a sandwich construction, both top and bottom have the Carbon layer applied.
Some 10+ hours of labour done, and the endresult is quite pleasing.