Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by 89Rallye, Oct 12, 2016.
Lovely looking bus fella! Nice one.
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Coming along very nicely!
Ok, I'll start of by appologising for the following photos.... im well aware how boring they will be to some.
I'm (very!) slowly working my way around the van panel by panel,
Total of around 7 hours so far just in three panels, the panels/paint are far from straight and there is some corrosion so its never going to be a show finish but I'll be happy with shiny and scratch free.
Starting with the lower rear quarter, someone has very kindly keyed two quite deep scratches down the drivers middle and rear quarter panels.
After a quick clay bar'ing and a first cut with a 500 compound the bulk of the years of neglet and grime are gone just leaving the scratches. I honestly didnt believe that these would come out anywhere near as well as they have.
Second and third cuts with a more agressive compound (G3) and harder pad, scratches have faded but still visable.
Final cut before polish, with a smaller 3" pad to concentrate on the scratches, they are no longer visiable to the naked ete but there is still an indendtation in the paint. It may be possible to get this out with some wet and dry but its adequate for now.
Looking good if compared to the top photo
Polished and buffed,
More of the same on the middle panel, grime/decay/scratches including the same pair of deep keyed scratches.
Lots of photos im afraid, sadly I cant get it outside in the natural light to check it properly.
Cab door was yet more of the same....
Last few I promise!!
Final coat of wax protection, Think im going to have to polish that water tank now!
My arms are hanging off now but it was worth it, probably just another ten hours left in the front/rear and passenger side.
Looks great @89Rallye , have you got popeye arms now?!
Ha ha ! I think I'll have to have my spinach before doing the other side
Paints come up a treat
Wow! Your work on the paintwork is fantastic.
super job - its looking great
Blimey looks lovely that.
If you were to tell me that you could spend in man hours well over a week just polishing a bay I'd think you were crazy but that's what's now gone into this and its certainly become a labour of love,
I'll let the pictures do the taking,
Some very bad swirl marks and scratches on the sliding door and n/s quarter panel,
Being in the 'zone' I forgot to take any front panel before shots,
I've just got one door left to finish but im going to have to sort of paint first as this has a very deep score mark in it which is going to need touching in first,
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