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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

    1964 Pontiac Catalina - Autogeek Project Car

    I buffed this car out Chemical Guys Black Wax was introduced back in November of 2012, so over 2 years ago and it still looks great!

    Testing Out Chemical Guys Black Wax - 1964 BLACK Catalina










    Here it is right after I did a full buff-out....





    You'll also see the above car on page 26 of my new how-to book in the section that shares how to buff out large classics and muscle cars so you don't work backwards.


    How to use the Flex 3401 Dual Action Orbital Polisher


    And I used the Flex 3401 to restore the paint on this car and the techniques I used are all shared in the how-to book.


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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

    some nice cars there, ill be back down for another Thursday night session soon.

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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

    Quote Originally Posted by refreshauto View Post

    some nice cars there,
    South Florida has a lot of car guys and a lot of high quality cars...

    I counted at least 6 cars at this show that have been through one of our programs...


    Quote Originally Posted by refreshauto View Post

    ill be back down for another Thursday night session soon.

    You're always welcome Vargas... this live broadcast event is going to be a pretty cool project....

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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

    1940 Packard Convertible Streetrod

    One last car at this show that I took pictures of and has a past with Autogeek and also a fture....

    This is a 1940 Packard Convertible Streetrod. It looks stock and it's very ornate styling lends itself to making you think it's all original but under the hood is a 350 Small Block Chevy with a Turbo 350 to push it down the road.

    This streetrod has a fresh paint job, sometime within the last year and while the paint job itself looks pretty good the paint is filled with holograms and swirls.















    Besides having massive swirls....





    Rotary Buffer Holograms
    This streetrod has been buffed out and finished out using only a rotary buffer and it has holograms.






    They're kind of hard to see so I've outlined them in the below picture.

    Look at the below picture and then the picture above and you'll see the "lines" which are holograms and indicate the direction the rotary buffer was moved over the paint.





    The car has a very beautiful interior and dash. The Lokar Shifter is a dead give-away there's an automatic transmission under the floor.





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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

    So I've seen this 1940 Packard a few times now at local car shows and there was something about it.... I knew I had seen this car before but couldn't quite put my finger on it....

    Then I remembered... right after Vincent purchased this streetrod someone sent him to Autogeek to see if the older single stage paint job that was on it when he bought it could be saved.

    I tried to save it but to no avail... sometimes paint is just too far gone that the pigments become unstable and nothing you pour out of a bottle or scoop out of a can from ANY company will fix it.

    I call this,

    The point of no return

    And it's category #12 of paint conditions in my how-to book, The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine.


    Here's the thread and the pictures from almost one year ago....


    Past the point of No Return - Some paint just cannot be saved








    Unstable and Past the Point of No Return
    After I machine polished and then rubbed the paint down with multiple applications of Meguiar's #7 the whiteness in the paint could not be removed. This is a sign the pigments are so old and overexposed to the sun that they have become unstable.









    So good to see Vincent had it repainted.... sorry to see it has swirls in the paint but I know a place where it can be fixed.


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    Re: Pictures: Autogeek at the 6th Annual Palm City Fall Fest Car Show!

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    1965 Corvette Swirled to Perfection!


    I met John, the owner of this 1965 Corvette at the Palm City Fall Fest and sometime in the near future this car is going to pay a visit to Autogeek's Show Car Garage!












    WOW!


    --> 4 years later I get a call from John the owner of this 1965 Corvette!


    John heard from other members in the Stuart Corvette Club I was looking for some cars for my September 3-day Boot Camp Class and has kindly offered to let us de-swirl his otherwise beautiful Corvette!


    Done deal.

    If you're attending the 3-day class at the end of September, here's just one of the cool cars you'll be working on.



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