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Old 12-19-2017, 08:45 AM
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Yeah buddy get on the list,
Working on it.
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68 GMC C1500
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73 Camaro
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70 K5 - 4wd turned 2wd
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Spent three weekends straightening sanding and polishing 51 year old stainless so I felt compelled to post a pic

I could have bought the repop rechromed aluminum but this to me is a better route ... takes much longer but feels so much better to me ... I want my car to be a mix of new technology and throwback style... Plus paying homage to the craftsmen of the past

And they wonder why it’s taken me 10 years lol
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:38 PM
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Default Merr6 Christmas to me

I may or may not have over spent on myself for Christmas
Ring Brothers
Eddie Motorsport
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Spent three weekends straightening sanding and polishing 51 year old stainless so I felt compelled to post a pic

I could have bought the repop rechromed aluminum but this to me is a better route ... takes much longer but feels so much better to me ... I want my car to be a mix of new technology and throwback style... Plus paying homage to the craftsmen of the past

And they wonder why itís taken me 10 years lol
How did your chrome turn out and what did you polish it with?I plan on doing the same with mine.
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How did your chrome turn out and what did you polish it with?I plan on doing the same with mine.
Not to split hairs but the only chrome I have left on my car is the rear bumper and the wing windows .. I had those show chromed at an old school shop in Lawrence MA they use nickel came out amazing.

For the stainless I used a body hammer a mini anvil and small piece of hardwood for minor dings. Then wet dry sand paper 400 800 1000 1500 ... picked up a bunch of of cotton wheels and white and red metal polishing compounds
https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-wh...SAAEgLsA_D_BwE

Then I used jewelers polish for the final finish... lots of work and still more to do but so worth it. Hope this helps
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Its closing in on 2 years at the body shop.. small shop + Lots of work= it takes a long time for quality.. I am so psyched to see color getting laid down.

For the first time.. the end is in sight..

PS is Not black its Green 3 more color coats then 5 coats of clear to go ..
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