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    1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Hey everyone, first time poster.
    Per the thread title, here's a video of me doing the job on a Firebird I bought off someone after sitting in storage for 20 years. This car was painted in a mechanic's garage in the 90s and I think it came out pretty well. I tried to make the format both informative & entertaining so I'd be humbled even if you tossed it on in the background. Hope you dig it!



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    Pink Flex 3401 VRG, car wash of your choice, Meguiar's Clay, Meguiar's Quik Detailer, Hex Logic Pads, Pinnacle Paint Cleanser, Wolfgang's Uber Compound, Wolfgang's Finishing Glaze, Wolfgang's Paint Sealant, microfiber towels - I use Maguiar's, auto squeegee, 10-1 water-alcohol in a spray bottle (remember, don't use this for paint sealant/wax products), 4mm hex & air tool oil to lube the Flex, eye/lung/hearing protection

    All music by my band, Kill the Scene (rock/industrial rock)
    Best in the holiday season and DRIVE CLEAN!
    -Patrick

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Nice work.

    And welcome to AGO!

    (Wear a Slayer shirt next time, for God's sake.....)
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    hahahahahahaha "for God's sake" he says.
    I love it.
    The FF shirt was from a killer concert - hence the aforementioned tinnitus. Thanks for the welcome bud!

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Welcome to a new scene. Beautiful job and a great clean up.


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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Thank you! Starlight Black is the color - I want it to look like you can FALL IN when you approach it.

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Great work!!! Great car!!! Gotta love Pontiacs and especially 'Birds

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Had me at the Fear Factory shirt.
    Fear Factory > Slayer

    Very well put together video and your band sounds very good.

    Wicked car for sure...

    Birds of feather flock together
    Ripping through your mind like a hurricane full of novocaine

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Rabbit View Post
    Great work!!! Great car!!! Gotta love Pontiacs and especially 'Birds
    Thanks brother!

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post
    Had me at the Fear Factory shirt.
    Fear Factory > Slayer

    Very well put together video and your band sounds very good.

    Wicked car for sure...

    Birds of feather flock together
    I saw you/your avatar in another thread earlier and thought - I hope this guy pops up in the "how to" section and sees my thread title before it drops..
    And a FF fan on top of it. This is a pretty badass forum.
    Thanks for the good word on the band, that means the most.

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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Quote Originally Posted by KilltheScene View Post
    Thanks brother!


    I saw you/your avatar in another thread earlier and thought - I hope this guy pops up in the "how to" section and sees my thread title before it drops..
    And a FF fan on top of it. This is a pretty badass forum.
    Thanks for the good word on the band, that means the most.

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    Beautiful engine. Size?


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    Re: 1978 Firebird - Wash, Clay, Paint Cleanse, Buff, Polish, Paint Sealant

    Thanks. It's a 350+.030 with about 1k miles on the rebuild.
    Pretty, but over-carbed and/or over-cammed. I did plugs before I stored it and they matched the car! Lol...

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