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The Vehicle – 1967 Ford Mustang.

The Brief –

The owner wanted this vehicle to look as good as it goes. Obviously an older vehicle that has received some paint during its life, but also one that would benefit from having its paintwork restored through safe and careful polishing.

The Process –

Washed with Optimum No Rinse.
Dried with Sonus Waffle Weave towels
Megs Last Touch used as QD
Masked using 3m 3434 tape.

The Inspection -

A few swirls and other defects were visible under the shop lights.

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A full set of readings were taken using my Elcometer 456 paint thickness gauges. The car is an old one, and has obviously seen paint at a few points in its life. There was great variation in thickness over very small areas. This hindered the level of defect removal that we were prepared to do. I chose to restrict defect removal to a level that I thought was safe, but left an acceptable to the customer finish.

The polishing combo was –
Menzerna IP by Megs pad on the Metabo rotary X2.
Meguiar’s #80 by Sonus SFX2 by PC. (the #80 used to take advantage of its great glazing oils)

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The front scuttle before polishing
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Next to the bonnet that has just been polished
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Half the boot lid before polishing
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Half the boot lid after polishing. You can clearly see the ‘ones we left behind’

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A half and half photo, as above but from the other side.

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Mick following me up with the Meguiar’s #80

The'67 Mustang was then Clearkote Red Machine Glazed by LC black pad and PC.
Chrome / Glass etc Clearkote Vanilla Moose Glaze.
Final wax by Clearkote Carnauba Moose Wax by hand x 2.

Some after photo’s for you to enjoy. –

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