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    The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    We were recently contracted to polish a WW2 B17 Flying Fortress.

    We were exhilarated and honored to have been trusted with a fabulous artifact of American history.


    This job was HUGE. It has to have been the largest and most difficult job Superior Shine have ever undertaken.

    We found the aircraft to have a satin sheen to it.

    Our job was to restore the aluminum to a brilliant shine worthy of this American Hero.







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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    DAY ONE ........


    We started with the underside to escape working in direct sun light. The first day was forecast to be the warmest. The weather was pleasant but did warm up a bit.

    Ever wonder how fun it would be to buff over your head?










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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    You can see in this picture the difference between the dull and freshly polished sides.


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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    DAY TWO ..........

    We still had lots of work to complete on underside. We started moving teams out on to the fuselage and wings.










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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    DAY THREE.........

    We are now in our "groove" and progressing nicely.

    Notice how much surface area just one wing is. Keep in mind we had to do top and bottom. Then there was the other side to do!









    High five for Fuddy Duddy !!



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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    DAY FOUR..........

    We are starting to feel the effects on our bodies of long days polishing. We have sore arms and backs. Fuddy is starting to reveal some of his shine. That motivates the team and we polish on. We are almost there!








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    Holy guacamole!

    You guys rock!



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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    DAY FIVE............


    The threat of rain keeps us indoors. Today is the day we put that final polish on the plane. We perform our clean up an double check every square inch for shine!



















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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    So cool its ridiculous. Man that thing SHINES now...
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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Today I had the opportunity to photograph Fuddy outside.

    It was equally as stunning!












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