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Old 06-16-2019, 08:08 PM
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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.

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

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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.

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Hard to beat #7.
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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.

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Wow,...that’s amazing
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Man that truck is killer! Nice work.
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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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----What did you do with the holes with the 4 holes below the antenna?......Bill S
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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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