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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2021, 04:17:18 PM »
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2021, 04:21:52 PM »
Photo 59 - 61 -  Removed the overspray and was able to keep the original finish on the brackets.  I coated in them RPM after being soaked in evapo.  Notice a trend yet?  lol

BTW screws are for the license plate light.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2021, 04:31:19 PM »
What did we do before evaporust?
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2021, 10:03:26 PM »
Great detail and effort Darrell.....
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2021, 08:18:41 PM »
Thanks.  Working around the car to the drivers quarter.  Still some of the same.  Wash, rinse, repeat.


Photo 62 - Before

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2021, 08:20:49 PM »
Photo 63 - 65 - After
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2021, 05:10:43 PM »
Got a couple hours yesterday to rough in the drivers door and get the drivers side of the roof sanded and polished and then my Meguiars maroon pad that was on its last leg finally let go so I had to order a few new ones..  Oh well...  Again same of the previous, wash rinse, sand, buff repeat.

Photo 66 - Driver side roof before

Photo 67 - Roof after cleaning, sanding and polishing and loaded up with #7 a left to sit overnight

Photo 68 - Drivers door before

Photo 69 - Drivers door after wet sanding and before polishing
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2021, 01:14:58 PM »
After allowing the #7 to soak in overnight I hand buffed it off the rest of the car (doors and roof back minus the drivers door).  Also polished the drivers door handle and lock so at least that mini project is now finished.


Photo 70 - Door handles and locks finished

Photo 71 - 72 - Roof & quarter after #7 soaking
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2021, 01:17:33 PM »
Photo 73 - 76 - After hand buffing
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2021, 01:19:37 PM »
Photo 77 - 79 Roof after hand buff
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2021, 12:43:03 AM »
Following for sure
Preservationists Ölove it. My only question thus far is what DA stands for? And what care or procedure
should be used around the nonpainted portion of the D-90 stripe? Thanks

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2021, 02:21:19 AM »
DA is dual action, which means oscillating as well as rotating.
There are two types of DA actions one is free spinning and the other is geared - the geared cuts hard and fast, the free spinning is more finesse.
On the geared the pad will not spin, it oscillates and gear drives the head in a circular motion.
Makita makes one which will do both, perhaps other companies make similar DA's? The makita brand gearDA is over $500.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2021, 02:23:30 AM »
As always James is correct.  Iím not fancy and when I decided to start playing around with preserving many years ago I didnít wanna spend a ton on a DA polisher so I went to Harbor Freight (yeah I know..). Only things I did were by the advice of Mike Phillips of Auto Geek which was blow the unit apart and lube the drive gears with hi temp grease and swap the backing plate to a 5Ē Lake Country and Iíve been using Meguiars 5Ē foam pads ever since.  Iíve tried several pads and meguiars for me last the longest and work the best for what I wanna do.  The HF da is a free spinning unit so there is no worry (for me anyways) when it comes to taped portion of stripes. But with everything always try on a junk or spare part before using on whatever you actually are working on.




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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2021, 12:51:58 PM »
Over the weekend between periods of rain and Christmas shopping I was able to get a couple things done and started.  New pads finally showed up Friday afternoon so I was able to wrap up the drivers door.

Photo 68 - again this was before

Photo 69 - was after wet sanding


Now with new photos

Photo 80 - After da polishing


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2021, 12:52:54 PM »
Photo 81 - 82 - Continuation of after
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