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bamalongroof

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PostSubject: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:32 pm

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I closed up the house for late July and August due to deaths in my family and a planned vacation in Michigan.

With the lower humidity and temps I was able to make some time for the wagon and started by wet sanding the sides that were painted last year. First was 800 grit followed by 1000 and 1500 then rubbing compound with a polisher and hand waxing. The results were much improved brighter and good gloss worth the effort.

Also added a gloss black insert just in front of the side rear windows, the fit for the "B" pillar parts was not great in the set from eBay so they were left off. Opinions?  

She handled the 2500 miles without issue just turning over to 180,000.

Glad to be home I'll post a few Dream Cruise photos this weekend. Jeff

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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:37 pm

Cool Looks GREAT!! Love the wheels!
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:34 pm

Sorry for your losses...Wagon looks great. I prefer the all white sail panels.
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:24 pm

Beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:49 pm

i had bought a set of vynol cover ups off ebay 2 of them did not fit. i went to local grafix sign guy and bought some vynol from him worked great you might want to try that
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:17 am

Nice blank canvas. If it were mine I'd add some tasteful dual pin stripes and some stainless factory wheel opening mldgs.
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:08 pm

I'm collecting the stainless moldings have two missing two. Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:01 pm

I think a nice Amana label would look great on that. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:53 pm

Looks nice!
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:43 pm

nice and clean
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:07 am

Is that car equipped with a factory ice maker? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:24 am

If you are going to do one pillar, you should do the B, and C pillars in black as well.
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Looks great . Nice and icy white .
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:32 pm

Wow! That car is BEAUTIFUL!
I gotta ask though.... After removing the nubs, filling holes and painting, why would you want to put the trim back?
Since the body and paint is done, how about having the stainless trim painted on?
If you just gotta do it, I may have access to your missing pieces...
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:39 am

Hi Don,

I'm leaving the stainless trim off what do you think of the black trim up on the C pillar? I may do the B pillars also. Jeff
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:40 am

Steve Smith wrote:
Is that car equipped with a factory ice maker? Smile

Yes!
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:21 pm

I've seen the "B" and "C" pillars blacked out to look like one continuous tinted window, but I really like the stylish swoopiness of those pillars, so I've left mine white.....
Every time I look at styling features of one of these cars, I'm (again) reminded that the nineties were the peak high point for smart and stylish engineering at GM....
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PostSubject: Re: A little elbow grease   Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:56 pm

Late-comer to the party here, but couldn't pass by without saying anything. NICE wagon!!
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