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1963 Chevy Nova Detail


JBlack151
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Had the pleasure to detail a 63 Nova this weekend. It was already pretty clean, but there were some minor imperfections here and there. Here's the run down.

 

- All Purpose Cleaner on tires and fender walls

- Green Wheel Cleaner on rims

- Boulder Blonde Boars Hair Wheel Brush

- Car Wash Shampoo & All Purpose Cleaner for strip wash

- Ultimate Fire Hose Car Wash Nozzle & Shut Off Valve Combo

- Double Car Wash Grit Guard Bucket Kit

- Ultimate Merino Wool Car Wash Mitt

- Professional Car Wash Pad

- Blaster Sidekick Dryer

- American Pride Heavy Duty Detailers 50' Extension Cord

- Great White Microfiber Drying Towel

- Detail Spray & Clay Bar

- SVRT on tires

- 3M Blue Painters Tape on all trim, bumpers, etc

- SSR

- SHR

- FMP

- Revive with Machine Super Sealant & Wax Pad

- Waterless Wash wipedown

- Brilliant Glaze with Brilliant Glaze Machine Pad

- Americana Paste Wax

- Total time 5.5 hours

 

Now the pictures...........

 

Thanks to Phil at Detailers Domain for getting my new light to me so quickly this week. It is now my best/worst friend :thumbsup:

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Some more of the imperfections

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After claying her down it started to rain. Thankfully the owner had a good sized garage to get started on the polishing

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All taped up and ready to get rolling

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And now for the final results and thankfully the rain stopped.

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Some reflections shots to show off the Adam's gear used.

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Minor imperfections were successfully removed

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Love this little light

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I'M ON FIRE!!!

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Thanks for checking it out guys. It was definitely a fun day of work :patriot:

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Thanks guys. The owner had a Harley and began to realize he didn't do much riding anymore so several years ago he traded the Harley straight up for the Nova the way it sits now. Works great for a weekend cruiser to shows which he is happy with. Sounded like a good deal to me.

 

It's still a cool little car and I appreciate meeting and talking with other car enthusiasts. It's always a fun time getting to work on these classics. He was happy with the results and I'm anticipating some more work from others in his car club in the future.

 

I also suggested some Adam's products (Waterless Wash, Detail Spray & microfiber towels) to keep up the results that he was anxious to order. In the end I got some business out of it and now Adam's will get some too. A win for everyone!

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Nice work John! I love hitting old muscle! You love that little light now :lol:

 

That's sexy!

 

Thanks Mook! That light was a must to have for this job since the car was already really clean but that light helped with finding all of those flaws and showed the customer what I was working on. But yes, I do love it :D

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Turned out great!

 

I hate to nitpick, but I have to agree on the flames. Maybe my tastes have changed, but that style of flames on a black car make it look dated.

Not my first choice either, but maybe the point is to be period correct. Though if that's the case, it could use some Halibrands or Torq Thrusts.:burnout:

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