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Hot Rods That time I buffed my car for 12 hours

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TYLER PERKINS, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    Did the same on my '55 last year. Not as much original paint left as on that cool black Fairlane though.

    IMG_5887.jpg IMG_9174.jpg
     
  2. TYLER PERKINS
    Joined: Jun 14, 2020
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    TYLER PERKINS
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    from Wisconsin

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  4. Reidy
    Joined: May 13, 2016
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    These pictures blow my mind. Today we have paints that contain stuff that is ten times worse than the old paint and I doubt that in 50 years time the new paint could be polished up like that. On a side not is there any paint on the market that is comparable in looks and durability to the old stuff.
     
  5. LSJUNIPER
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    Oh my!!!
     
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  6. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
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    Oh man does that make me miss my '63 Fairlane. Also black, and mostly original paint that polished up beautifully. Ford's enamel then seemed to have a hint of blue.
     
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  7. vtx1800
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    You did great but when I saw 12 hours........wow, that's a lot of work but your results are great. I am getting my wife's grandfathers 64 Fairlane driveable,,,,,,,,,,,,,, IMG_3717.JPEG after a 20 plus year hiatus and it's paint needs polish, just not sure if I want to do that.
     
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  8. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
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    from Ks

    It's amazing what some elbow grease will do! It's beautiful great job. Lippy
     
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  9. Tyler,
    IMHO, Nothing else you can do on a car in 12 hours
    can make a bigger improvement!!
    WELL DONE!
     
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  10. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

    Very nice.
    Now you can reflect on all the work you did.
     
  11. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    Looks great.
     
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  13. Wanderlust
    Joined: Oct 27, 2019
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    From the title, I expected a weed related post, anyhows good job. Paint nowadays comes with an expiry date apparently, 10 years and it separates and falls off.
     
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  14. TYLER PERKINS
    Joined: Jun 14, 2020
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    Could have went way longer if I wanted to keep working out the scratches, she's not perfect by any means but she's definitely way better. Plus is a good reason to spend time outside with some beers
     
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  15. Hey vtx1800,
    That Fairlane looks so perfect for a buff up.
    IMHO, get it all shiny first.
    It will make you smile every time you look at it,
    and it will make your work getting it road worthy
    go a lot faster!
    Ask me how I know!
     
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  16. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    HAHAHA!! I see what ya did there! Looks damn good!
     
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  17. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    Yes it is. My uncle bought it new in '65 the year he graduated high school.
    27,XXX original miles, all black interior is still perfect except for carpet and front seat bottoms. 4 speed.
    I inherited it after he passed unexpectedly 2 years ago.
     
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  18. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
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    from East Tn

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  19. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
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    from East Tn

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  20. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
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    COCONUTS

    My first drivable car was a 58 Chevy Impala, with original paint (yellow). was a lacquer paint but was all dull white with yellow. I bought the car Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday, rubbed in out with hand rubbing compound, what a difference, a full gloss, smooth, soft yellow. car look great, I on the other hand had quite a sunburn.
     
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  21. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
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    Wow! Looks great, it must be very satisfying every time you think about the difference.
     
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  22. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    Bravo on a job well done !
    " Everything old, is new again "
     
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