1978 Fiat 124 Spider
This car sat unused outdoors in Boston for several years. It has the original paint with no clearcoat. If it had a clearcoat, it would probably have needed a new paint job. A light compound, fine polish and wax brought the finish back to its original shine. A car with a nice original finish will command more attention and respect at any car show. And way more cost effective.
Starting to look good
And we saved $11,500!
1950 Ford F3 Pickup Truck
Sitting in a barn since 1960
Hood after washing
After careful washing, polishing and wax
Door after rehab
Hood after polish and wax
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Sitting neglected in a garage since the 1980s. Careful cleaning, buffing and waxing brought the finish back to life.
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sat in a Beverly Hills parking garage since 1971. The paint, chrome, vinyl and leather all came back to life. Cleaned and preserved. Contrary to popular belief, barn finds should NOT be left as-is! This is not patina — it is dirt, filth and neglect.
A few "before" photos
Untouched for nearly 50 years!
Chrome very dirty and pitted
Paint was badly faded
Wheels were dull and pitted
Careful cleaning and polishing by hand brought the chrome hubcaps back to life
Vinyl interior panels, "after" and "before"
Paint and bumpers look great, repainting not needed!
The paint now has its original shine