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napa68 06-16-2019 08:08 PM

Alternative to Meguiars #7
 
Is there anything you guys have landed on for reviving old lacquer without buffing? While #7 has done a nice job of putting oils and glaze back into the paint, it is just a PITA to work with.

It is a medium blue (Bridgehampton Blue) on my 71 LT-1 FWIW.

Thanks,
Tim

Tidmack 06-16-2019 08:24 PM

I have followed this technique with incredible success and without the paint fading back out in a season.

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Tidmack 06-16-2019 08:30 PM

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I typically follow the #7 treatment with Meguiars 205 and a foam pad at around 1000 rpm on the orbital buffwr and topping with a carnauba wax. Here's a quick before and after of an original paint '71 C10 I used this technique with. If your paint has gloss and oils from your previous coats of #7, you might be be able to just machine polish and wax.

Jeff

cook_dw 06-17-2019 02:18 AM

Hard to beat #7.

MosportGreen66 06-17-2019 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Tidmack (Post 1451886)
I typically follow the #7 treatment with Meguiars 205 and a foam pad at around 1000 rpm on the orbital buffwr and topping with a carnauba wax. Here's a quick before and after of an original paint '71 C10 I used this technique with. If your paint has gloss and oils from your previous coats of #7, you might be be able to just machine polish and wax.

Jeff

Jeff, wonderful results.

Dan

chevelleheart 06-17-2019 11:14 PM

Wow,...that’s amazing

sc69sam@yahoo.co 06-17-2019 11:19 PM

Man that truck is killer! Nice work.

Tidmack 06-18-2019 01:48 AM

Guys, I can't tell you how much i appreciate the compliments. There's nothing I enjoy more in our hobby than bringing original, faded paint back to life. I hope the OP has great results, too!

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Originally Posted by sc69sam@yahoo.co (Post 1452057)
Man that truck is killer! Nice work.


olredalert 06-18-2019 01:01 PM

----What did you do with the holes with the 4 holes below the antenna?......Bill S

Tidmack 06-18-2019 01:29 PM

I ended up just leaving them. If you zoom on the 2nd photo, they're still there. I think they were for camper stabilizers at some point?

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Originally Posted by olredalert (Post 1452103)
----What did you do with the holes with the 4 holes below the antenna?......Bill S



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