Today I have been ?????????????? to my classic

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Re: Today I have been ?????????????? to my classic

#401 Post by UKJeeper » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:25 am

T-cut the much faded paint. No more pink Jeep!

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#402 Post by rich. » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:08 pm

shiny! someone posted a link on using a buffer thing for polishing cars once, so i got the kit & lost the link... id like to try it one day

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#403 Post by UKJeeper » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:53 pm

All done:

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#405 Post by JPB » Sun May 01, 2016 12:17 pm

T Cut is to proper rubbing compound as WD40 is to real penetrating fluid, so I'd guess that it wasn't solely responsible for the bits where the paint went through? It looks fine though, and the rubs add to the plough puller's considerable charm, IMHO.


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#406 Post by UKJeeper » Sun May 01, 2016 1:48 pm

JPB wrote:T Cut is to proper rubbing compound as WD40 is to real penetrating fluid, so I'd guess that it wasn't solely responsible for the bits where the paint went through? It looks fine though, and the rubs add to the plough puller's considerable charm, IMHO.


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The worn down areas are from desert sand (Mojave Desert) and aging. It's a 'patina'! :lol:

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#407 Post by JPB » Sun May 01, 2016 7:15 pm

The fact that that wonderful patination is related to sand from an actual desert :o can only be a good thing! I can honestly state that I've never owned a vehicle with that sort of character before, but many of my jalopies have been quite capable of shedding their paint through simple neglect and the price of paint..
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#408 Post by UKJeeper » Sun May 01, 2016 8:13 pm

JPB wrote:The fact that that wonderful patination is related to sand from an actual desert :o can only be a good thing!
Sand, mud, other various paint hating substances. It's got a long history written all over it. I like it that way. :thumbs:

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#409 Post by jpsh120 » Fri May 13, 2016 1:29 pm

Technically not today as this was Sunday 1st May but I was busy polishing ready for a local concours meeting.

All worth it though as i won best in class 1968-1984 8-)

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#410 Post by kevin » Sun May 15, 2016 3:27 pm

Today I gave the singer a good check over and a nice wash n polish in readiness for the MOT next Friday.
Once that was done, I took the Sony pull out radio out and changed the 3 Duracell batteries that are fitted and allow the radio to be used out of the car. Slight bit of corrosion on the old batteries so I'm glad I remembered to change them.

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