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Old 04-26-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Hey guys, few days ago got done with this mustang for a family friend, the turnaround just was too good to not share. Here we go:

As picked up, with dog/camaro/boat glamour shot haha








Rear deck/spoiler defects



Hood and Bumper looking good :(





Neglected engine bay





Hood 50/50 tests





Fender







Driver Door







Quarter panel 50/50



Rear







Deck Lid



Rear Cleaned up











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Old 04-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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You don't really notice how bad it was until the end with after pictures:



Front end looking nasty











50/50 VRT mirror cover



Interior Before



Faded Leather





Dirty Cupholders



50/50 cleanup



Mats





Leather conditioned back to correct color



Dirty Tip



Clean Tip



Finished Shots





















No more a filthy horse, a nice shiny horse . Thanks for following it guys, she cleaned up well and for a older pony. enjoy the last pictures!

I know we are a camaro forum but everyone can respect a properly cleaned up ride!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Very nice.

Btw, how did you clean those red calipers?

And what did you use to dress the tires? nice finish..
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:31 AM   #4
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Hey great job! Any pictures of Allyson?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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Very nice.

Btw, how did you clean those red calipers?

And what did you use to dress the tires? nice finish..
For the wheels Sonax Full Effect was used, great and perfect product for how they came to me. After they were try and finished I went in and by hand polished them a bit to get the heavy grime off. As for the tire dressing, Adams SVRT, great product and long lasting, I am not a fan of shinny tire finishes so that matte/satin look is my go too choice.

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Hey great job! Any pictures of Allyson?
haha I wondered when someone would ask haha. You're actually looking right at her, Allyson is the mustang nickname haha. I wondered the same thing when I picked it up cause I know his wife and knew that wasnt her name.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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Nice work. You brought that pony from ridden hard and put away wet to garage beauty! Good job
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
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Nice work. You brought that pony from ridden hard and put away wet to garage beauty! Good job
Thank you sir! yes she had definitely seen better days, now she's clean and the correct way a prized possession should look!
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:41 PM   #8
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Amazing turn around!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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damn good work!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #10
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Wow, that's like night and day. All she needed was some TLC!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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Very nice! How many hrs?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Very nice work on the paint and chrome, the seat conditioner did a awesome job.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #13
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I guess you can polish a turd... lol sorry couldn't resist. Good job man.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #14
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Amazing turn around!
Thanks!

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damn good work!
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Wow, that's like night and day. All she needed was some TLC!
Thats all she need man, as soon as I was finished I swear I could hear the car exhale like it was proper again haha. I joked and told him itl be faster now without all the scratches and a smooth finish

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Very nice! How many hrs?
Thanks! In this one with everything said and done I'd say around around 14 hours, more than half of that compounding and polishing since it was so bad. Probably close to 9 on paint alone.

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Very nice work on the paint and chrome, the seat conditioner did a awesome job.
Thanks man! chrome really flashes hard now, you know they are shinny when you cant look directly at them in the sunlight!

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I guess you can polish a turd... lol sorry couldn't resist. Good job man.

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Haha well someone had to, and just wait till I get to my next work I have been doing for a bit. Full color sand and polish, probably have close to 80 hours in it by now, almost a never ending project. Might be a while before I have that up.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #15
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great job. you're a champ.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #16
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Wow, great work . . . that car was really hurting. Allison is quite lucky to have a friend like you! I hope she's cute!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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great job. you're a champ.
Thanks man!

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Wow, great work . . . that car was really hurting. Allison is quite lucky to have a friend like you! I hope she's cute!
haha trust me I wish there was a "allison" for me to be friends with, the allison from the plate is the dusky jewel of a mustang I cleaned up, got a girls nickname like a lot of muscle cars.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #18
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Nice job looks like a new car again .
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #19
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Looks really great!!! Paint looks amazing, and interior looks new!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #20
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Looks good except why does the paint around the exhaust tip look so much worse in the after pic?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:59 PM   #21
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I'd say they need to be educated on how to properly care for the car. Especially after all of that work to correct it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:14 PM   #23
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Nice job looks like a new car again .
His exact words as well, pictures show it well, but just at a different level in person. Thanks man!

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Looks really great!!! Paint looks amazing, and interior looks new!
Conditioned nice now on the inside, back to the proper red it should be and not faded out. Thanks!

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Looks good except why does the paint around the exhaust tip look so much worse in the after pic?
Both those pictures of exhaust were taken before correcting the rear, the lighting just threw you off cause the halogens weren't caught in the other picture. Shows you how important lighting is when taking proper pictures to catch defects!

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Thanks alot!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:16 PM   #24
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I'd say they need to be educated on how to properly care for the car. Especially after all of that work to correct it.
Oh they were trust me haha, especially after he told me the pony was in "good shape" before I picked it up. He got proper cleaning technique training and maintenance, already sent me receipts of the products I told him to pick up, thats a win in my book.
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