A difference that I noted between the two versions in the other thread, but didn't bother to mention, has reared its ugly head again in this one.
Apart from the different phrasing of the sentences, they are not in the same tense. So, are the repairs taking place now or have they already been finished?
I can only assume from this thread that they haven't been finished yet, otherwise the equipment would already be coated with ..... paint.
Now that that's out of the way, these two sentences both work. I prefer 1. but there's nothing in it really.
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