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Mike Phillips
11-12-2012, 09:56 AM
1957 Chevy - Extreme Makeover - Single Stage Paint (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-autogeek-s-car-week/57359-1957-chevy-extreme-makeover-single-stage-paint.html)

Live Broadcast starts at 6:00pm

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/715/LIVE-feed-button-banner.jpg (http://www.palmbeachmotoring.net/showcargarage/livefeed.html)

Here's a video I just took...
1957 Chevy Show Car Makeover at AutogeekOnline.net - YouTube

Single Stage Paint
Tim has a incredibly nice 1957 Chevy, in these pictures it actually looks pretty good but don't be fooled...



Here's what the paint really looks like everywhere throughout the body panesl...



Thin Paint
Tim's 1957 Chevy has a single stage paint job and when I measured the paint thickness using the DeFelsko Paint Thickness Gage, (a very accurate 3% gage), it measured between 2.5 mils and 3.5 mils.

That's right, the paint is very thin. While we can't do a lot to it... we can do a little... and Tim's been helping us out with our Thursday Night project cars and learning the art of polishing paint. Not only can he create a work of art but he knows how to keep it looking that way...


Mike Phillips
11-12-2012, 09:59 AM
I'm closing this thread till Thursday at 6:00pm when we start the live broadcast.

If you have any questions about the live broadcast or what pads, tools products we're going to use to work on Tim's 1957 Chevy, please post them in the thread below...

Sign-up: Tim's 1957 Chevy - Extreme Makeover (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-project-cars-clinics/56298-sign-up-tim-s-1957-chevy-extreme-makeover.html)

Thanks you!


Mike Phillips
11-14-2012, 02:07 PM
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Mike Phillips
11-15-2012, 10:21 AM

This live broadcast of this Show Car Makeover starts at 6:00pm Eastern Time...

This will be a lot of fun and we're going to show some new products during the process.

Be sure to tune in and share the link to this thread with all your car buddies...


11-15-2012, 11:19 AM
Don't forget about the watch and win contest!

Be the first one to spot the sign, post the code here and you win the products used in the broadcast!


11-15-2012, 02:30 PM
All set up in the studio, will turn the cameras on about 5:30 and LIVE feed starts at 6 pm est. See you then

11-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Just opened up the thread, waiting on car to get here and then starting at 6 pm.

Mike Phillips
11-15-2012, 04:49 PM
Tim has arrived with his 1957 Chevy and I just took a quick video with my iPhone, with any luck I'll have it posted here in a few minutes...


11-15-2012, 05:02 PM
Just turned the cams on, Mike is doing some last minute testing to dial in the system that we will be doing tonight. LIVE at 6!

11-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Cool! I'm in on this one

11-15-2012, 05:19 PM
No better way to work off pizza calories than buffing a shoebox chevy :D

Nick McKees37
11-15-2012, 05:32 PM
*cracks knuckles*

Nick is in the house! :righton:

11-15-2012, 05:42 PM
Nice! Haven't seen a live broadcast in a while!

Nick McKees37
11-15-2012, 05:44 PM
Nice! Haven't seen a live broadcast in a while!

It's back and better than ever. ;)

11-15-2012, 05:50 PM
10 minutes to broadcast! Get the popcorn ready!