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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Awesome job you guys. Sweet truck Mike.
    'Cause there's just something women like about a pickup man.
    Rich

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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by david11g35 View Post
    wow! what a difference! The sun dont lie.
    I purposefully parked the truck in the same place for the before and after pictures. Next I took the pictures around the same time each of the days, used the same camera, (trusty, dusty Canon Rebel t1i), on the same setting, (normally no flash setting) and then take a series of pictures from the same general area. Basically put as many controls into place as I figured would be good enough, (I'm not going to turn this into Rocket Science).

    That's a simple way of documenting before and after using the sun. Of course, you need the sun for it to work...


    Comment about the paint...

    Somewhere in the sign-up thread I mentioned the owner was never happy with the paint job, alway thought there was something about the look that wasn't right. The problem was the way the paint was buffed out. Another part of the problem was some kind of chaotic stain on the paint, (before pictures were taken after the truck was aggressively washed).

    So the reason the paint didn't look right was because of all the swirls, holograms and staining as well as overspray.

    "It's the guy that does the wetsanding, cutting and buffing that,
    makes or breaks the final, end-results"

    We measured the paint before starting and it measured out in the 3-6 range, some places in the sub-3 mils level.

    To me, for a custom paint job that still has orange peel, I'd say it measures out pretty thin. So I didn't want to get too aggressive by wetsanding this first time so we just stuck with polishing with Pinnacle polishes and everyone was free to use whatever tool they wanted.

    Started with machine decontamination using Nanoskin Autoscrub pads on Meguiar's, Porter Cable, Griot's DA Polishers and the Flex 3401. Did the two-step polishing processes using cutting pads and polishing pads, then machine waxed with Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax.

    I think everyone would agree that whatever the brand of clear that was used actually buffed-up to a clear, deep, wet-look.


    Sure gets a lot of thumbs-up and comments wherever I park it...


    It's a blast to drive...






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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailfish View Post
    Hey did anyone do the tailgate?
    I did`nt...............did you?Wait.......let me ask Juan.
    "Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin' out over the line"

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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    ^^^^

    That's going to be the most "Famous" tailgate ever! :D

    As always, it was a pleasure and I feel special that I had the opportunity to participate on this one!forget the fender, I was proud of my windows :D ok not counting the little ones

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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Nice job you guys. I love that red!
    Nicholas Scafidi - CQuartz Finest Authorized Installer
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    You truly deserve it Mike!
    As always it was my pleasure!
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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Mike, that thing is a BEAST! I love the truck but even more I love those wheels!
    Brandon Gardner
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    Superior Auto Detailing, LLC.

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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Now that truck looks like it should. Nice work gang!
    Bill

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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    You guys did a great job!
    Al
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    Re: 1987 Chevy 4x4 Monster Truck "Before & After" Pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Phillips@Autogeek View Post
    "It's the guy that does the wetsanding, cutting and buffing that,
    makes or breaks the final, end-results"
    This is SO true, sometimes to the point that the end result simply cannot be visualized. AMAZING transformation, great work guys! I'm going to head over there next time I have a Thursday night off

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