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I'm right in the middle of a big project and did not really need another car to work on. Problem is I can't stand having something that looks like junk sitting in my driveway.
We had a couple of nice days so I dug out the buffer and went to work.
I still have a ton of work to do, but probably wont get to it until next week. George Ross is bringing me a new wheel, spoiler and some other parts saturday. I will probably put the interior back in then.
I've probably got 10hrs on the paint. I'm going to do a whole writeup on my website about bringing back a seemingly lost cause to the world of the living.
Here is the process on the paint:
Wash using a strong mix of dawn dish soap. The alkaline removes oils from the paint.
Scrub the whole car using softscrub (yes, the household cleaner). This removes moss and mold buildup. Used a scrub brush on all the rubber.
The front door is softscrubbed.
I next used a buffer (harbor freight special) with a wool pad and Meguiers Diamond Cut Compound. It is a strong oxidition cutting comound that breaks down to a mild polish when heated. Keeps you from over buffing.
After that I used a Mothers Clay Bar followed with a pre-wax cleaner and then Carnuba wax.
Anyone in their right mind would have just parted the car out. But, no I had to prove a point to someone.
Here is a shot of what the inside looked like:
Here is what the front seat looks like now:
I grew up detailing cars for my dad.
88 xr4ti now blue.
88 xr4ti black,
88 xr4ti red,
88 xr4ti white.
Can I stop now I'm broke.
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Some people seem to be confused on the definition of "old".vcallaway wrote:I'm kinda old, so it takes me longer than most.
I am amazed at the difference you have made with that car. It looks a WHOLE lot better than when Mario and I put it on the trailer.
Congratulations.AlexD wrote:P.S. on a Side the truck is about to turn 233,000 as of today Don't let oil at all, and runs like a top bog. A 96 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer with the 4.0 OHV V6.
I think I'll start leaving my cars in your drivewayvcallaway wrote:I'm right in the middle of a big project and did not really need another car to work on. Problem is I can't stand having something that looks like junk sitting in my driveway.
I um......sorta.....um.....like....have seven now.....and a couple Scorpios....