I have painted this ring three times to get it to this stage. I do this in order to ensure that the whole surface has been worked over at each grade of finishing. First the tarmac like 40 grit which is very aggressive and then more paint before working over the whole surface once more with a 60 grit. Finally the process is repeated with the 120. Small specks of paint remain here and there which will need a few hours to tidy up. This ring is made from the central section of a giant ring. The small block in the background is the centre of this one. I shall use that next. Tomorrow I receive a block from Italy which has been sitting in a yard out there for a year waiting to be brought home.