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    Default Unbelievable wheel and polish, to me

    I paid a 71 year young man to polish this 42 year old paint. It's not perfect by any stretch of that word but WOW! Slick as a button and I won't have to get it painted for many years. He said it was like "cutting a new paint job".

    He tried to buy my car but settled on $250, lucky for me.

    Look how close it came to where the hood emblem has been.
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    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    It's amazing how good a simple cut and polish will make a car look.
    Looks like you got a good deal.
    1970 240Z HLS30 01955 March/70

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    WOW. Looks fantastic!
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    holly crap, what did he use?

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    Looks absolutely beautiful. Great color.

    How did you find him?
    1977 280z 06/77

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    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



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    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



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    Quote Originally Posted by S30Driver View Post
    Looks absolutely beautiful. Great color.

    How did you find him?
    He has worked for the same dealership for 40 years cleaning up trade ins. Him, my Dad and the guy that owns the dealership grew up fooling with cars together.
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    Looks great. Keep it waxed and in the garage and you could go a long time before paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gusz280 View Post
    holly crap, what did he use?
    Elbow grease! (and any good abrasive polish compound)...
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    oh god... if my mum ever saw that - my dad would be on me for ever about all the tires he'd need to replace!
    fantastic

    oh, and awesome paint too!
    '78 280z - Daily driver/work in progress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by siteunseen View Post
    I paid a 71 year young man to polish this 42 year old paint. It's not perfect by any stretch of that word but WOW! Slick as a button and I won't have to get it painted for many years. He said it was like "cutting a new paint job".

    He tried to buy my car but settled on $250, lucky for me.

    Look how close it came to where the hood emblem has been.
    Cliff,

    That looks amazing considering it's the original paint job! I also liked seeing the Nissan Hardbody in the background. It seems like a lot of guys that own Z's also have a Nissan pickup!

    Robert S.
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    Hard to beat a Nissan that's for sure! I've never heard anybody complain about theirs if they've taken halfway decent care of it.

    Hard to beat that leaf blower in the bed of that Hardbody too, Stihl BR600. It has a SUMMER/WINTER flap just like our 240s.
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    I bought my Nissan pickup new in 1997 and it still runs great! After 17 years the exhaust system rusted out (mostly the muffler), but I only drove the truck one winter in Iowa so the body is still clean. We don't have much need for leaf blowers in the winter, although it would work for the dry powder snow!

    Robert S.
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    when i got my car i started to wet sand it with 2000 and 3000 paper. after that gave it a good polish with the 3M system to get rid of all the smaller scratches.
    took me 3 days but worth the effort. i guess it was a so called street paint job with a lot of orange peel now you won´t notice.

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