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Mike Phillips
09-10-2020, 12:30 PM
Blue Coral AUTOFOM with Fomblin A- Dennis Weaver


Here's a miracle product from the early 1990's that I have in my collection but it's time to thin-out. The plastic bottle has cracked so before recycling it I took a few pictures to preserve this part of Car Wax History.


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_001.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_002.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_003.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_004.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_005.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_006.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/Fomblin_A_007.JPG



Enjoy....


Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN

pro 4x
09-10-2020, 12:34 PM
Yes sir. That was all the rage back then.

Mike Phillips
09-10-2020, 12:39 PM
TV Commercials with Dennis Weaver

I remember when this product was being advertised on TV with a TV actor by the name of Dennis Weaver. He was known for his roles in,

Chester on Gunsmoke

Sam McCloud on the McCloud TV series

He also stared on a TV show called Gentle Ben, which was about a huge Bear.



I couldn't find any of the U.S. English TV Commercials but here's one in a foreign language, German I believe?

Dennis Weaver appears at about the :20 second time stamp.


https://youtu.be/AbhAqHzRdTU


Dennis Weaver for AUTOFOM with FOMBLIN A

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/dennisweaver.jpg



:)

TTQ B4U
09-10-2020, 01:46 PM
I grew up using this stuff. Loved / Hated it. Worked great but wasn't always the easiest to remove. I grew up in a GM Family with dealerships in Cleveland so the whole home-town thing was big for us.

57Rambler
09-10-2020, 08:16 PM
I spoke about using this stuff a while back in another thread.

Some of the TV ads claimed it contained the same ingredient used to protect the Space Shuttle re-entry heat tiles. Ads were often on during Friday night "Chiller Theater".

Definitely agree it worked great, and yep it was a bear to remove until I learned the secret trick to lightly mist the panels with water to aid in its removal.

Billy Baldone
09-10-2020, 08:25 PM
Mike!!! I love this!! You forgot his greatest role ever..... David Mann in Steven Spielberg's Duel!!!!! I have the movie poster in my home shop!!!! If you are giving old products away, i would love them for my wall. I will pay for the shipping

Mike Phillips
09-11-2020, 08:11 AM
Mike!!! I love this!! You forgot his greatest role ever..... David Mann in Steven Spielberg's Duel!!!!!

I have the movie poster in my home shop!!!!




Yeah buddy! I watched that movie and it was actually pretty good, especially for its time.

Here's a YouTube video from the moving with the Truck Driver messing with Dennis Weaver


https://youtu.be/5MtAMc4i8OA



Movie Poster

https://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/medium/DuelMoviePoster.jpg






If you are giving old products away, i would love them for my wall. I will pay for the shipping



PM me your shipping address.


:)

Mike Phillips
09-11-2020, 08:14 AM
Cool website with info about the DUEL truck


The Duel Truck - 10 Years Later (https://www.tenfourmagazine.com/2014/09/special-features/the-duel-truck-10-years-later/)


https://www.tenfourmagazine.com/content/wp-content/gallery/duel2014/duel01.jpg



:)

Billy Baldone
09-11-2020, 09:42 AM
My inner GEEK is off the charts right now!!!!! Thanks for the link!!!

Mike Phillips
09-14-2020, 04:14 PM
Some of the TV ads claimed it contained the same ingredient used to protect the Space Shuttle re-entry heat tiles.



One of my best and oldest friends told me his dad invented those tiles. He worked for Bureau of Mines (https://democratherald.com/fifty/50-objects-of-albany-for-old-timers-its-still-the-bureau-of-mines/article_063b58cc-1869-11e4-9fd6-0019bb2963f4.html) if I remember correctly in my home town of Albany, Oregon. He had a number of inventions that were patented for the Government.

I drove by this place all the time, it was one street over from the High School I attended and just down the road from my parents house.

Bureau of Mines - Albany, Oregon

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/democratherald.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/42/242b3f5a-1869-11e4-9834-0019bb2963f4/53d9c346e7805.image.jpg?resize=620%2C357






Ads were often on during Friday night "Chiller Theater".



I don't remember Chiller Theater but I do remember Terror Theater and of course Monster Vision with Joe Bob Briggs on AMC

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/58f963cfcd0f686256f0df14/1575922424110-JRADXYPK4UXNMG04D2QT/monstervision.png?content-type=image%2Fpng




:)

57Rambler
09-14-2020, 04:36 PM
I don't remember Chiller Theater but I do remember Terror Theater and of course Monster Vision with Joe Bob Briggs on AMC



Chiller Theater/re aka Shock Theater was a syndicated TV package put together in the late 50's by Universal Pictures (via Screen Gems) featuring their classic "Universal Monsters". It was part of their response to the new medium of TV which was drawing people away from the theaters. It almost always aired on late Friday nights and usually had a costumed monster host. Vampira (not Elvira) was an early host.

My favorite movie in the package is The Black Cat which pitted Lugosi vs. Karloff.