Today's Detail: 1964 Ford Fairlane v.56k go wash your car

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  1. paul9luap

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    Ok, so it wasn't really a detail, just a quick wash and little clean up on the outside. This is my father's car, originally my grand-father's who bought it new in 1964. The original color was poop brown, but my dad had it restored in 2000-2001. For you 6th gen Accord owners, you might recognize the paint, since it's from the Accord Coupe of that body style.

    The car has never been deep polished more than just S100's Shine Enhansing Cleanser topped with S100 Wax. It came out of the paint booth my freshman year of college, so I was never able to take care of it since I was away in Indiana. It does get washed, however not very frequently since it just sits in our garage and only gets driven to and from car shows. The last wax was in March with Meguiars NXT, since my mother wanted me to recommend her something that she could just buy at the local Pep Boys and apply by hand.

    Unfortuantly, there are some light swirls starting to develop that are noticible on the horizontal surfaces, so it's about time to give it a polish. Luckily, I purchased some Werkstatt Prime and AJ Trigger today which should come in early next week. :) There's a car show that my dad entered in two Saturdays from now, so it's time to get it into ship shape.

    Process:
    Wash with Meguiars NXT w/ microfiber towel (yes I know I need a wash mit)
    Spot Free Rince by Mr. Clean AutoDry
    Quick Detailed with Meguiars #34 to remove some random water spots

    Eagle 1 Tire Shine
    Meguiars Glass Cleaner on all windows and wheels

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    Snazzy! Tires a bit too glossy though. What did you use on the tires
     
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    Opps just read the post, I ususally just look at the pics
     
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    I had just applied it, so it was still a tad bit wet.
     
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    Either way nicework :h5:
     
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    Nice work there...

    That eagle one tire shine tends to be pretty glossy...

    I prefer Armor All Tire Foam!
     
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    That's a hot car :cool:

    :rofl: at Meguiar's #34 in the Mother Showtime bottle :mamoru:
     
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    I bought a gallon of #34 and needed a spray bottle, and I had one of those laying around. :hsugh:
     
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    That's cool, just kinda funny :o

    I bought a regular bottle of #34, and after I liked it and bought a gallon, I just refill the regular one :o
     
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    I noticed that too lol. I always reuse bottles, no sense in wasting them in a landfill.

    What is under the hood of that car?
     
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    It's the original engine and transmission. Body has 290k miles on it, and the engine has about 20k since the last rebuild. 289ci V8 bored out to 302ci with a dual barrel Holley carb. 3 speed automatic w/ overdrive. Nothing fancy, however I keep begging my dad to put on some headers and an exhaust. You can hear the transmission whine more than the engine or exhaust note. :o

    I'll have some interior and engine bay shots next weekend at the car show.
     
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    Damn! That car is beautiful! I'd polish it with something a bit stronger than Prime if it has light swirls though, then follow with Prime and Trigger.
     
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    I'm thinking about #80 with a Sonus green pad then prime with a Sonus blue pad and AJT by hand. My detailng supplies are running really low. :wtc:
     
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    Ok, I got my shipment in from Jeff's Werkstatt and started to play around with Prime and AJT. I did a lot of reading on here and on autopia on how to apply both, since I've heard it can be really easy or really hard if you don't do it right.

    Apparently, I did it the wrong way for both Prime and AJT, so I had to go back and try again, yielding much better results. I just did the hood and fenders since it's getting late.

    Process:
    -- Meguiars #80 w/ PC on 5,000 rpm using Sonus Green Polishing Pad
    -- Jeff's Werkstatt Prime w/ PC on 5,000 rpm using Sonus Blue Finishing Pad, working product in until it's not visible. Waited 30 minutes, then buffed off with a microfiber towel.
    -- Jeff's Werkstatt Acrylic Jet Trigger by hand.

    The hood is big, so I gave it two sprays of AJT and proceeded to rub it in with a microfiber towel until no product was visible. I then switched to a clean side and buffed off. Originally, I applied it using a Meguiars foam pad and that just was bad news. It just smeared it around and didn't seem to be able to work the product into the paint, making removal unbelievably difficult.

    Here are a little late night pics.

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