Come on, you know you just need the excuse to do it. Looking to see the differences in the year models, so please post what year yours is. Or, put up a link if you have a webpage or online photo album. List any mod's and times if you have them.
Ok, it's been a buzz word for a couple of weeks now... hey Dan I'm only a short distance south of you in Mims, just north of Titusville. Bring your buffer and your Zaino and let's prove that stuff is as good as they say it is... This old 35th Ann Edition project car I bought isn't in the best of shape, but I'd like to see that stuff really work!!!
If you don't have the time to make it down, tell me where to get it and I'll buy another buffer
Peter, no they are the original '89 seats. I had them do the cloth inserts waaaay back in 1994 because my wife complained the leather was too hot on her buns. (leather was in excellent shape, with only the driver's seat exhibiting wrinkles, no rips or cuts anywhere-the other seats were like new). She drove it to work everyday for years, so I caved and had the cloth inserts done. I was able to keep some of the leather at least.
RJ, I've been down in Mims more than once ( my mother-in law is in Edgewater ), and I wouldn't mind seeing what you're up to sometime. It'll have to be Sept or Oct though , my wife's due for surgery soon and I have a Niece /nephew in town for 2 more weeks. I'm always at the New Smyrna beach car show with my SC every second Saturday of the month (every month ) so you might want to catch up with me there in Sept if you're not busy. Also, keep an eye out at the Thunderbird Underground and FordvsChevy.com (Supercoupe forum) for a Florida (Orlando most likely) meet in the fall/ winter. Adam is trying to set that up now, so you will see posts at those 2 sites about it. We need to get some people together and kick it out.
Zaino is no panacea. It won't make bad/dull paint look good at all, since it has no abrasives. You have to have a good shine and clarity to start with, then it "pops" when you start building layers. So, if you do try it on your own, just buff out one panel at a time and get it as good and clear as is humanly possible. Then Zaino will look pretty good.
I would like to see you Anny sometime though.
BTW, I'm a pro detailer (as Peter knows )and sometime car painter, so that helps.
Remember, a buffer won't do any good with Zaino. It's a synthetic polymer that adds gloss and protection, but will do zero for dull paint. You have to get the Old 3M or Meguiar's compounds out and either get sore arms or a rotary buffer, and bring that paint up. If you decide you want to get into it, email me at ; [email protected] and I can lead you in the right direction as far as what compounds to use. Cheers.
I think there's somewhere else you can order it from, but might as well go straight from them. I'd be tempted to try it too, when the car works out. I've seen some GN's that used it, and they looked bas a$$ too.
You want pics, here's some pics. Back in May, this is what my dad and I started with: 1994 SC.. and as we've been working on it, we've found out the original owner didn't hardly take care of it at all. If I ever find the guy, I'm going to smack him very hard for letting a good car go to waste.
These were taken yesterday, just before my parents dropped it off at the paint shop.
As you can see, the front end was put back in (bumper, stuff behind the bumper, fog lights, headlights, & mounting panel) and the dash was swapped. For anyone who has to swap a dash in an 94 SC or LX: Be sure to get a dash from the same model as your car, example LX and LX, SC and SC. The wiring is different - our dash came from an LX. My dad put both dashes in the basement, took out the wiring from the LX dash, and put the SC wiring into the LX dash. There's still a some wires hanging in the interior (as you can see) and don't have a radio back in. But it runs and that's all that counts.
It's in the paint shop right now so it won't be driven until November or so when we get it back. Yes, that's 2 1/2 months away. The guy who is doing it for us is going to school for Auto Body at a local community college and is painting it there for us so all we pay is paint and other materials. Good thing about that is I have a class in the same building, or atleast the same campus, so if I can find the room, I may check in on it once in a while to see the progress.
That's enough of myself rambling - Enjoy the pictures and when it is back from the paint shop, more will be posted.
Ours was abused, but alot of what you see on the outside is from the wreck it was in. And the "inbetween owner" (guy between the original owner and my dad) had started some of the body work so that's why the body is somewhat sanded. Can't wait to get it back from the paint shop. Then just have a few things left to do with the interior (figure out the radio wiring mess and clean up some stains) and get the windows re-tinted.
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