barn finds


1950 Ford F3 Pickup Truck

Sitting in a barn since 1960


"Before" photo


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.


Before


After


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"


Wheel "after"

Paint and bumpers look great, repainting not needed!


The paint now has its original shine