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paint, shine

Post by dan miller » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:05 pm

I am getting ready to sell my 1958 Ford F100. Stock truck, save for JD diesel power.

It has nice original paint (powder blue with white top), no “thin” spots, but dull and “chalky”.

I don’t want to wax it. Can anyone recommend a car wash product that will restore some of the paint luster?

Thanks, Danny

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Re: paint, shine

Post by BlitzA64 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:11 pm

Are you kidding Danny? That is like having an engine with 200,000 miles and wanting to "rebuild" it from a can!!!!!!! :lol:

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Re: paint, shine

Post by BlitzA64 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:21 pm

PS, I have seen "Soft Scrub" used to get rid of some oxidation but it will not restore any "shine"

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Re: paint, shine

Post by jason snyder » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:54 pm

dan miller wrote:I am getting ready to sell my 1958 Ford F100. Stock truck, save for JD diesel power.

It has nice original paint (powder blue with white top), no “thin” spots, but dull and “chalky”.

I don’t want to wax it. Can anyone recommend a car wash product that will restore some of the paint luster?

Thanks, Danny

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Re: paint, shine

Post by Rizzle » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:33 pm

I asked a friend of mine who's very good with paint/bodywork, and he said to use 3M compounding system, BUT - you have to know what you're doing to use it. I can ask more after he's done work.

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Re: paint, shine

Post by ProPower engines » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:38 pm

You would go faster :lol: if you take it to a detail guy for a cut polish. Better results smoother flow too :lol:
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Re: paint, shine

Post by JoDon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:58 pm

Try a clay bar. I recently did my '87 Mustang, and it turned out great. After claying it, you'll need to use a glaze, and then wax (I used the Mother's 3-step system). Lot of work, but the results were worth it. I was concerned about using a rubbing compound on 23 year old paint, so opted for the less abrasive clay bar.
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Re: paint, shine

Post by dan miller » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks, all.

You guys are killing me. I want to spritz something out of a spray bottle, hose it off, and end up with beautiful paint.

I used a product, maybe Johnson (J-Wax) several (well, maybe 10) years ago (different car), and it really pepped up the paint. It was a car wash product, mostly soap, that required vigorous rubbing.

I'll ask my wife. She knows EVERYTHING!!!

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Re: paint, shine

Post by Nitrousknob » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:02 pm

I've done bodywork for 30+ years A good 3M polish will do it, if you don't want to buff. Lots of elbow grease involved but it will work. Do not wax

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Re: paint, shine

Post by Engguy » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:55 pm

http://www.amazon.com/3M-Automotive-MMM ... B0002ZQB1U
This is good stuff, removes the scratches that you see on just about every vehicle out there, that is washed by folks that don't know how to.

And why not wax after use of the above product? Doesn't that help close the pores to moisture?

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Re: paint, shine

Post by Adger Smith » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:03 pm

I've got a race trailer that has done the same thing.. gone to a Chalk film.
Any ideas what to do to it?
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Re: paint, shine

Post by Keith Morganstein » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:42 pm

Turtle Wax Color Back.

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Re: paint, shine

Post by redsmokin57 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:21 am

It's called "Patina" and sounds like yours is in the early stages so don't do a thing, lots of Hot Rodders go to a lot of trouble to recreate that look, if they can't find what takes years for the weather to do.
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Re: paint, shine

Post by crazyman » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:43 am

X2, redsmokin

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Re: paint, shine

Post by 582r10 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:56 am

Wash it with Comet. I've done it to many a piece of crap I pulled from the scrap heap it works great.




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