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lreppond

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Detailing a 71 Pagoda
« on: August 09, 2022, 02:54:08 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U-SMe5KC9k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO3jvQ_RoJI

Here’s two videos of detailing a car that was sold a couple of months on BAT.  it was a topic of discussion because of the injected cosmoline.  I have not seen the car in person but certainly the video results are nothing short of spectacular.  It didn’t come easily nor quickly!   Hope members here enjoy watching this as much as I did. 
~Len

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Re: Detailing a 71 Pagoda
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2022, 03:31:17 »
Wow, now i need to search out dryice cleaning nearby.  Great videos.
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Re: Detailing a 71 Pagoda
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 08:29:42 »
Wow!  It’s 3AM and now I’m wanting to go out into the garage and do something!

I couldn’t help but wonder - where was all that grunge that he was cleaning off go to….I never saw the mess!  It was magic!
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Re: Detailing a 71 Pagoda
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 08:37:26 »
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Re: Detailing a 71 Pagoda
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2022, 14:46:01 »
The video was quite impressive.

As an FYI, you can purchase some dry ice blasting equipment, new, for around USD $3K on eBay. No, it's probably not the same as the $15K versions used daily, but then again, the 7.5HP, three phase, belt driven air compressor I had in my car wash years ago is not the same as the small pancake compressor I have for my pneumatic tools, and not the same as the trailer-drawn ones using a car engine to power a road jackhammer. But these may be entirely suitable for "shade tree mechanic use" for some of the restoration work we may do ourselves.

If I was undertaking a full restoration today, and planning on doing a lot of work myself, this tool might be useful to have...and then sell it when done. I've done that with a number of specialty tools as I'm sure some of you have as well.
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