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My 98 Firebird brought back to life


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I have a 1998 Firebird that, due to some running (modding) issues, ended up sitting for quite awhile. Bad on my part, I neglected taking care of it like I should. Although it was in the garage, dust settled, we were leaning on it to work on it, had a few times bad rains would blow into the garage when it was opened, etc.

 

So, finally, we got it running well again, and I knew I had to get it back to looking shiny again. So I took on the challenge with Adams at my side - haha

 

 

These are some pics of how it looked when pulling it out of the garage:

 

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So, to start, it got a bath.

 

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All cleaned, looks good right?

 

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Until you get up close and personal!

 

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So, was time to get to work! Products used were:

 

1. clay bar

2. severe swirl remover

3. scratch and haze remover

4. Intensive polish

 

 

To start, I used the PC (porter cable) with that process on the different panels with varying passes for each depending on how bad the surface was. I soon after bought the Flex polisher, and used same steps with the Flex to get a better work and much faster.

 

Most of the scratches and swirls and haze removed on the hood and sides.

 

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I have since put on a couple coats of sealant and wax, but have not taken final photos. Overall, very happy with the outcome and with all the Adams products I used. I will get some final close up shots and full shots of the ride to post, soon.

 

Some side by side comparison:

 

 

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Nice recovery!

 

Don't let that happen again :lolsmack:

 

 

Thanks, and it won't - haha I've got it running good, and cleaned up. I don't drive it all that much, but it'll have a cover on it from now on - haha

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