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    We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    I just heard the devastating news that a long time forum member and contributor antti@561detailing passed away unexpectedly the other day.

    Anyone who knew him knew he was a gentle soul whom was passionate about detailing and helping others. He and I messaged each other on Facebook every so often and he was a driving force behind reassuring me about my business venture.

    Antti you'll be greatly missed. Rest easy bud!
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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    I heard of his passing too...

    I was told he was in his 40s, that's very young to have to leave this Earth.

    Antti was a regular at all Autogeek's functions, he was a straight-up guy, honest, friendly, helpful and kind.

    I'm saddened to hear of his passing. While events like this a are solemn, it's a reminder to those of us still here to take inventory of our physical, mental and yes, spiritual health and be pro-active while you can.


    Here's a picture of Antti at one of our weeknight projects here at Autogeek....

    From left to right,

    Robert DiTerlizzi, Frank Saladrigas, pm Aass (Dodo Juice), Antti K Aarro, Craig Bushman.





    He also had a great sense of humor, check out post #6 and then #7 of the thread the above picture was taken from...

    2014 Post SEMA New Product Review at Autogeek


    If you're reading this and Antti detailed anything you owned, you were fortunate, he was a true pro and talented craftsmen at the art of detailing.



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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Antti joined us for so many projects, what I like about Antti (as well as most of the people that attended our weeknight projects), is I never had to worry about him on any of our projects. I trusted he would treat each car as though it were his own.

    Most people that own a 1929 Ford Model A Streetrod would NOT trust others to wetsand it, but they trusted me with their projects and I trusted Antti...



    At the back is Antti sanding the orange peel flat above the rear door






    From this project in 2014

    1938 Plymouth Sedan Streetrod Extreme Makeover!

    Antti is one of the core group of guys that comes to our Thursday night projects and he's also a great teacher...





    From this HUGE undertaking also in 2014








    From this rare car project in 2016

    Pictures: 1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe - Show Car Makeover at Autogeek!








    From this project in 2014

    Rupes Polishers - Extreme Makeover - 1965 Chevy Streetrod










    From this project in 2016

    Pictures - 1989 Mercedes-Benz - Low Mileage Beauty All Original Beauty!

    Tommy, Antti, Tim, Jeff and Frank




    Not bad for 27 year old single stage paint.



    Another project from 2014

    1998 Isuzu Rodeo Extreme Makeover! - Single Stage Paint

    Here's Tim and Antti working on the roof.




    Antti working the sides...






    This was an epic transformation....







    From this project in 2014

    Pictures: 1966 Orange Chevy Nova Super Sport Extreme Makeover

    Antti de-taping








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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Excellent write-up about Antti Mike. He will be greatly missed!

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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Sad to hear this. did Antti have Finnish roots?

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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankS View Post

    Excellent write-up about Antti Mike. He will be greatly missed!
    Just a little Googling with his name and autogeekonline


    I'll add a few more cool projects when I'm behind a real keyboard next week.

    He was a great guy and I know you and he were good friends. He'll be sorely missed.



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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Final Detail View Post

    Sad to hear this.

    did Antti have Finnish roots?

    I think he had roots in Poland. He bought me a few craft beers over the years and brought them to our detailing projects and if I remember correctly they were always Polish Beers.



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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Final Detail View Post
    Sad to hear this. did Antti have Finnish roots?
    He was from Estonia.


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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    Nice post Mike, thanks for taking the time and effort.

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    Re: We have lost one of our own. RIP antti@561detailing

    ... Terribly sad news.

    I never met him personally but obviously being a member of this forum, you kind of feel as though a lot of folks are great friends.

    Thanks for creating this post Justin, although I’m all sure we would rather it be bearing good news ...

    Mike, what a wonderful post my friend.

    Sure as heck makes me cherish the time I will spend with a few Autogeek Online Members while I am over here, you have to grab these moments when you can huh.

    Rest In Peace Antti@561detailing.


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