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Old 10-13-2020, 08:33 PM
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I picked up my hood and fenders this morning and started wet sanding the hood. Other obligations kept me from getting any further. I'll sand the fenders tomorrow and get everything rubbed out.


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Old 10-15-2020, 03:38 AM
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Sorry if you've covered this before Jack. What is your process after wet sanding? How do you bring the shine?
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:57 AM
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Wet sand with 2,000#, knock it down with 3M 05954 Super duty compound using a wool pad on the buffer, then a finer wool pad with CSI Ceram-X polish and the buffer. Last I use a finishing sponge pad on the orbital polisher with CSI D1 detailing polish. It's a long process and there's a lot of surface area on this barge. I should have built a Pinto.
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:56 PM
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I got the hood sanded and rubbed. Ready to go back on the car. Also, many thanks to my friends Jim and Ed Curtis at Magic Custom in Brook Park,OH for allowing me to use their spray booth.


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Old 10-16-2020, 06:23 AM
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Looking good Jack.
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:43 AM
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jack

All your hard work is paying dividends!
Fantastic results.
You must be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Old 10-17-2020, 06:53 PM
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Wow! Busy couple days. I got the skirts and fenders rubbed out and did a little wiring work yesterday. everything went well.


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Before mounting the fenders, I laid down strips of 1/16" neoprene sheet with self sticking adhesive on one side on the rockers where the heel of the fender bolts on. It will keep the two panels from squeeking and wearing out the paint causing exposed bare metal.


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Then this morning the guy that does my metal polishing called and said my trim was ready. I subbed out the final polishing cuz there's no way I could get the results I want with the equipment I have. I can get it close, but not like this. He did an amazing job. I can't see any difference at all between these polished pieces and chrome. No exaduration. They're that brilliant.


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I pre assembled the lights and trim on the fenders before mounting the fenders on the car. It's much easier that way.


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Left fender is done, aligned and trimmed. I also mounted the door trim. After all this time, it's nice to see the plan come together. Also nice to know that I have the worst of the work behind me. I think flashy paint is OK on certain cars but for classic beauty, nothing beats black and chrome. (or polished stainless)


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Old 10-18-2020, 07:03 AM
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I like it!
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:06 AM
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talk about a plan coming together. this is great stuff. your skill set is something to behold
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:53 AM
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It's coming together well. Looks great
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