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    1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers



    1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    We had another landmark night at Meguiar's Garage with a huge turnout of people to help restore the paint on these two classic cars with single stage paint.

    Thank you to everyone that attended last night a thank you to both our Extreme Makeover Transformation Teams for their hard work and dedication to art of polishing paint!

    A few pictures...




















    More pics later!

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    The guy with the blue gray t shirt looks like me. That little Nash is a cute little car. Great job guys.

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Last night was a very busy night, tackling to single stage paint extreme makeovers is a lot to do in about 3-4 hours buy the forum members that attend these events really take it serious and do a great job.

    I actually didn't get a lot of process pictures but Michael Stoops did so hopefully he'll be able to carve out some time and load a few more up to the gallery for this thread.

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Here are a couple of "before" shots of both Extreme Makeover vehicles (funny how they don't look all that bad here):









    But when you look close up, and use a little clay......



    Claying continued on both vehicles...



    And so we busted out a gaggle of buffers (or is that a bunch of buffers???)



    Since we can only fit so many people inside the garage and around the subject vehicles, some folks took a few minutes to touch up their own rides:





    Mike Phillips brings out the heavy artillery!



    Eric follows up with some M80 Speed Glaze to add some additional gloss to the paint:



    We took a little break to recharge with some pizza and sodas....



    And cake!!



    OK, back to work!



    This close up of the VW Bus shows the difference "after" polishing (the upper half) and "before" polishing (the lower half of the image). Look at all the gloss hiding under that oxidation!



    Hey, the little Nash had some shine left in it, too!



    Mike Phillips' last act for a Thursday Night Open Garage - wiping the NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 off an Extreme Makeover vehicle.



    The reflections are mesmerizing!

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Great work guys. The results are fantastic.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Why is Mario in ONLY the pizza eating pic and none of the polishing pics???

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    'cuss I was tired from giving away all day!

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    nice work !

    "We come from a land down-under"


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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie6th View Post
    nice work !

    "We come from a land down-under"
    Nice Men at Work reference! Although some people might not make the connection.

    "Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

    A combie is Aussie slang for a VW passenger microbus used as semi-public transportation in the outback. No set routes, passengers usually flag down the combie as it passes them.

    Anyone care to guess what the "zombie" references?

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    How do you know that?
    You come up with some strange stuff some times!

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