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Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 09 Aug 2016 17:58

Is there a compiled set of information anywhere on how to care for the original paint on these things? I.e., what process should I use to detail a car that hasn't had a true detailing in, oh, maybe 45 years. Are clay bars a no-no? Any particular products that work best? I can't find much info out there. I'm looking to preserve and protect the original paint.

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Postby Three B's Racing » 10 Aug 2016 05:11

DonnieDatsun wrote:Is there a compiled set of information anywhere on how to care for the original paint on these things? I.e., what process should I use to detail a car that hasn't had a true detailing in, oh, maybe 45 years. Are clay bars a no-no? Any particular products that work best? I can't find much info out there. I'm looking to preserve and protect the original paint.

Thanks!


That's great you want to preserve and protect the original paint but no matter what you do your polishing pad will come up with paint color thinning the paint each time you machine or hand buff. But anything you put down over the paint will keep it looking great. Garaging it and covering it will go a long way. I painted my 510 in `97 and garage it all the time but don't cover it and the paint still looks great though it is thinning as it's a single stage PPG Enamel. Next paint job will see a two stage job.
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Re: Detailing

Postby James » 10 Aug 2016 05:26

Read that article Mike Y posted. Mirror glaze #7 is your friend.
Finished is better than perfect......

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Re: Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 10 Aug 2016 11:07

Yea I ordered supplies based on that article, hand-only is exactly the route I want to go. Thanks, Mike!

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Re: Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 23 Aug 2016 13:27

Early returns look positive
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Re: Detailing

Postby James » 23 Aug 2016 16:17

Awesome - my favorite color for the 510. What did you use?
Finished is better than perfect......

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Re: Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 23 Aug 2016 17:07

I do like the green, myself.

- Started by wiping the car off with McKee's 37 Waterless Wash
- Clayed the car using Blackfire Poly Clay (Fine Grade) & Dodo Juice Born Slippy
- Performed two applications of Meg's #7, let the first application sit for about 9 hours before removing
- Finished with a coat of Dodo Juice Blue Velvet Pro

I'm anything but a professional, but I can see the difference.

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Re: Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 26 Aug 2016 21:03

Side note, this stuff is amazing: https://www.amazon.com/303-30313-CSR-Ae ... 00KN0UOEE/

Pics to come when daylight returns. I'm not exaggerating when I say most of my interior looks like new.

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Re: Detailing

Postby Byron510 » 26 Aug 2016 22:01

I learned about the 303 product about 5 years ago at the tip of a parts person - and you are right, it is a great product and from what I have read, good for our old vinyl interiors.

Tomorrow is detail day in my driveway for our car show this weekend. The Bronze stays indoors, and doesn't require too much work, just a cleaning.
Ole Blue however has been outdoors this past year. And although it's the last year it will be out side, the paint needs some work to bring it up to snuff for Sundays All Japanese Classic.

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Re: Detailing

Postby Byron510 » 27 Aug 2016 07:35

MikeY wrote:http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-mike-phillips-your-detailing-questions/25304-secret-removing-oxidation-restoring-show-car-finish-antique-single-stage-paints.html


Wow does that guy ramble....but there is great information in that artical/write up including technique - information not usually found on the products used. And there is enough background information that you really should know what's happening.

Thanks for the link Mike.

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Re: Detailing

Postby DonnieDatsun » 27 Aug 2016 10:05

Byron510 wrote:I learned about the 303 product about 5 years ago at the tip of a parts person - and you are right, it is a great product and from what I have read, good for our old vinyl interiors.

Tomorrow is detail day in my driveway for our car show this weekend. The Bronze stays indoors, and doesn't require too much work, just a cleaning.
Ole Blue however has been outdoors this past year. And although it's the last year it will be out side, the paint needs some work to bring it up to snuff for Sundays All Japanese Classic.

Byron

Probably too late, but you should do some before and after shots :mrgreen:


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