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    history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    what was used back then on lacquer and enamel . meguiars first polish was for furniture and who decided to try it on cars, and was it the same as #7 .dupont#7 was invented to use on the then new lacquer paint what did meguiars have at the time. you see i love history , any history

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    Here's some cool pictures from the early days...




    An early car wash and detail shop


    An early auto repair shop that offers detailing





    Vintage Blue Coral Wax


    Vintage Simonize Wax




    The above is from this article that dates back to 2011

    Topping - Definition - How to Top also called Topping




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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    I remember when Simoniz and turtle wax were it.

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

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    An early car wash and detail shop
    "Auto Laundry" I think that's pretty cool

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    Here's a couple I remember using...

    Not 1920s or 1930s

    But 1960s & 1970s

    history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s-westleys-polish-jpg history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s-fill-n-glaze-jpg

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    Turtle Wax with "Brillium", Kit, Rally, Dupont and then Rain Dance are the products that I remember.

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    I used Simonize in the late 60's and early 70's. It was definately a work out.

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    I have some old metal polish I picked up at an estate sale somewhere. It's solidified & I'm not sure what to add to mix it up again. It looks like dried out Brasso. Any idea what they used in Brasso... mineral oil maybe?

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    Re: history of waxing and polishing in the 1920s and 30s

    My first wax was KIT….softened wax…big yellow tub….
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