Detailing a 62 Chevy with original paint v.tips

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by RyRy, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. RyRy

    RyRy Active Member

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    Stain on top (berries/bird shit? been there for as long as I can remember and we've had it since the 80s)
    Passenger front fender a couple of shades off, replaced in the 70s.

    Other then that it's original paint from 1962. Sucky paint but all of the old men my Dad hangs out with keeps telling him "keep it original it's worth more this way" and he listens to them :ugh: If the car was in better shape I would 10000% agree with them but the paint has worn off in a few spots and is getting thin in others. I want to win car shows with this thing :fawk:

    My plan:
    Wash - Meg. Car Wash
    Chamois
    Invisible Glass
    Meg Cleaner Wax
    Meg Tire Shine

    Interior:
    Vacuum
    Wipe off painted interior with Meg Quick Detailer
    Meg Cleaner wax on painted interior
    Meg Rubber /Vinyl Cleaner on seats
    Invisible Glass


    :dunno:
     
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    RyRy Active Member

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    Will get pics up tomorrow if time allows. I gave her a quick bath last week when I broke her outta the barn.
     
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    sounds good to me.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Honestly, I think you are going to need to step up to Meguiars professional product line, mainly the 80 series polishes to properly polish out that car. #83 followed by #80 would work and I'd highly recommend at least using a DA buffer.
     
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    I have several bottles from the pro line, Fine Cut Cleaner, Show Car Glaze and Yellow Wax. I do all my waxing/polishing by hand :hsd:

    Also what's your thoughts on NXT? I kinda like it but sometimes it likes to "stick" and is hard to come off :sad2:
     
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    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    I have done plenty by hand, but with original paint (single stage at that) and years of worn on crap, you have your work cut out for you.

    I've done this car by hand, At least it had some clear coat left.

    You will positively get better results with a DA though.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you have the old version of Fine Cut #2, it is a rotary only product and pretty aggressive (more than #83).

    NXT is actually pretty good. Really deep wet shine, and if you apply it THIN, easy on and off. You need to let NXT cure about 10-15 minutes before removing so it comes off easier.
     
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    if the paint is that thin, i'm not so sure you'll want to hit it that aggresive. your best bet may be to clean up as much oxidation as possible, maybe topping it with just a wax. i'm guessing you'll get alot of color transfer as you work. i don't really ever recall gm single stage paint being that durable. i have a 1985 S10 and I am losing paint on it everywhere.
     

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