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Mike Phillips
Apr 24th, 2008, 02:46 PM
1966 Rambler Extreme Makeover - April 24th Open Garage Pictures & Comments (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23535)

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Well the 1966 Rambler is here and ready for it's extreme makeover!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967Rambler001.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967Rambler002.jpg

We'll also have a chance to test out the new Grit Guard Pad Washer

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/PadWasher001.jpg

Wolf-Strong
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Can't wait to see the pictures on this one!

Derrick
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Can't wait to see the pictures on this one!

I agree, cant wait :cool:

Andy M.
Apr 24th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Me either! I'm really looking forward to the afters of this one!Scottwax3

Andy
101impala

KrisMas
Apr 24th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Can't wait to see the result as well and especially on the pad washer review cuz I'm planning to get one.

J. A. Michaels
Apr 25th, 2008, 02:07 AM
This should be a good one. The trunk looks bad. Can't wait to see the afters.

Mike Phillips
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Here's one "after" shot, more to come...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967Rambler004m.jpg


Scottwax1

Mike Phillips
Apr 25th, 2008, 10:07 AM
First things first...

The "New Guy"
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/mikestoops01.jpg


Tonight was Mike Stoops first night as a Meguiar's employee versus one of the regulars... He fit right in showing how to diagnose paint defects and then teaching attendees the right products and techniques to properly remove them.


Demonstrating How To Clean Your Pad On The Fly (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21413)
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/mikestoops02.jpg



Explaining how diminishing abrasives break down...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/mikestoops03.jpg


Turning the Student loose on his own...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/mikestoops04.jpg

Mike Phillips
Apr 25th, 2008, 10:08 AM
The first thing we did was to clean the Vinyl Convertible Top. Since we're not supposed to wash cars here we're going to use the Clean & Blot method to clean this convertible top. In most cases washing with free flowing water is a more thorough way to remove the loosened dirt and grime because with flowing water it can flow off the top, with the blotting and wiping method you're basically trying to wipe off any loosened dirt.

Note the cleaning results you see in these pictures are after the first cleaning, we went back over the top a second time and switched to clean dry towels to absorb and remove the dirty residue in the cleaning solution.

Before
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop000.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop002.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop007.jpg



Here we're spraying on M7116 Canvas Cleaner (http://www.meguiars.com/?boat-cleaners-compounds/Canvas-Cleaner)
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop008.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop010.jpg



If you look to the right hand side of the top you can see the same clean spot
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop011.jpg


Mike and Shawn attack the top
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop012.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop013.jpg


Nuff said...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop014.jpg


Remember, this is just the first pass, the next pass got it even cleaner
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop015.jpg



After
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop016.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop017.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1967RamblerCTop018.jpg

Mike Phillips
Apr 25th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Here's some "Before" and "Process" pictures...

Before Pictures
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerBefore001.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerBefore002.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerBefore004.jpg



Process Pictures
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess001.jpg


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess001.jpg

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Erik Mejia
Apr 25th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I just want to thank everyone who was a part of this extreme makeover, You guys really helped bring back some life into this car. Special thanks to Mike, and Mike.:thankyou1

RDVT4ME
Apr 25th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Ok, I want to know what the verdict was on the 2 pad washers. Looking to make an informed purchase decision soon.

Hemin8r
Apr 25th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Ok, I want to know what the verdict was on the 2 pad washers. Looking to make an informed purchase decision soon.

I don't think the pad washers were used. If they were I wasn't there at the actual pad washing comparison.

Jokeman
Apr 25th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Wow....the top almost looks new! Nice job

Mike Phillips
Apr 25th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Ok, I want to know what the verdict was on the 2 pad washers. Looking to make an informed purchase decision soon.

We had time to test out the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer, it will safely wash foam pads and that's what we had a lot of to clean. ;)

As for verdict... would you trust these guys?

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/3PadCleaners.jpg



We'll get some pictures up but they come after the Rambler pictures...

:xyxthumbs

Andy M.
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:38 PM
WOW!!!!!party: That thing turned out great!:shocked1

The top, the hood even the trunk, which was really bad. Can't wait to see some full sun shots.

Andy
101impala

Hemin8r
Apr 25th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Hey you guys did use the Universal pad washer. I guess I missed it.

smurf
Apr 26th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Wow that is what I call a extreme makeover well done everyone
Now I'm Shaw others would like to no what products you used to bring back that classic rambler

J. A. Michaels
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:41 AM
I seen you guys do some great things on the extreme makeovers. But the improvement on the Rambler is unbelievable. Great work everyone. The Rambler looks fantastic.

Mike Phillips
Apr 29th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Snapped a picture of dietoremain's lowrider...


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/dietoremain007.jpg



We have more pictures from this extreme makeover that include,

The after pictures
The Chrome Extreme Makeover
The Clear Plastic Window Makeover

Working on the pictures... ;)

dietoremain
May 3rd, 2008, 07:31 PM
lol thanks mike, thats my baby!
I need to get polishing on that paint though.. :)

Mike Phillips
May 6th, 2008, 04:50 PM
More pictures from this phenomenal night and more yet to come!

Sorry for the delay, there's only so much "Typing Time" in each day and that includes processing photos...

Nuff said, here you go and more to come having to do with other things we did this night.


Paul and Jesse attack the old paint using wool pads on rotary buffers and M105
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess029.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess030.jpg



Here's some before and after, side-by-side shots that show just how dirty and oxidized this old paint job was, key word being was :laughing
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess031.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess032.jpg

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It was dark out when we took these shots so if you're wondering how we lit up the deck-lid... :huh1
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess039.jpg


This is how... :)
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess040.jpg


After we took the side-by-side shots we turned Jesse loose [yet again] Scottwax3
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess041.jpg


What's funny is we were low on M80 which we usually use on all our single stage extreme makeovers so we were using everything in the cupboards... what's cool about Meguiar's products is even if it's the wrong product you still get great results in most cases especially with single stage paints.

Below after cutting out all the dead, oxidized paint Jesse machine glazes the paint with #3 Machine Glaze, a product that's been around longer than just about anyone reading this thread, including myself. :laughing
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess042.jpg


Here's some AFTER shots... Man this was a fun car to work on!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess044.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess045.jpg

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess043.jpg



More to come, we have chrome restoration, we have flexible plastic restoration and pad cleaning resuts... so hang tight... we'll try to add more as we can carve out the time.

:bigups


And a BIG thank you to Eric who did all the work it took to get this car here... THANK YOU!

:thankyou1 :thankyou1 :thankyou1

J. A. Michaels
May 7th, 2008, 01:59 AM
The rambler looks new. Everyone did a fantastic job. Way to go guys.

yalerd
May 7th, 2008, 04:53 AM
What a great job!
You guys did a wonderful job:bigups

RDVT4ME
May 7th, 2008, 07:09 AM
You guys really did amazing work. That paint looks dead. You all brought it back to life!

FHerrera
May 7th, 2008, 11:54 AM
what a nice transformation guys, congratulations, party:

Mike Phillips
May 8th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Here's the Transformation Team

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess0481.jpg


There were actually quite a few other people that helped with the extreme makeover they just left before the the end of the night and that's usually when the Transformation Team shot is taken....

More pictures to come....

:)

yalerd
May 8th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Here's the Transformation Team

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess0481.jpg


There were actually quite a few other people that helped with the extreme makeover they just left before the the end of the night and that's usually when the Transformation Team shot is taken....

More pictures to come....

:)

:bow:bow:bow:bow

CieraSL
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:30 PM
Here's the Transformation Team

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/738/1966RamblerProcess0481.jpg


There were actually quite a few other people that helped with the extreme makeover they just left before the the end of the night and that's usually when the Transformation Team shot is taken....

More pictures to come....

:)

Whatever happened to this thread? Where's the rest of the pictures? :dunno :scratchhead1

Mike Phillips
Apr 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM
Whatever happened to this thread? Where's the rest of the pictures? :dunno :scratchhead1

Story of my life...

It's very time consuming to process, upload, insert photos.

I still have photos from the Detail Fest to process, upload and insert. Just did these today, and after tomorrow's class I'll have more to do.

It's a very time consuming portion of my job. I've also got a newsletter to finish writing and I have to process photos for this each time.

Always doing my best...

:dunno