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68 GTO corrected for Salem Roadster Show

This is a discussion on 68 GTO corrected for Salem Roadster Show within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; The owner of this beauty and I had been talking about getting his GTO prepped and ready for an upcoming ...

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    68 GTO corrected for Salem Roadster Show

    The owner of this beauty and I had been talking about getting his GTO prepped and ready for an upcoming car show. This car show was by invitation only, the Salem Roadster Show. More info here: http://salem-roadstershow.com/

    Owner had the car repainted a little while ago and had it done "RIGHT". This was a very good quality paint job and was not cheap. The result was a lack of issues that most repaints have with excessive overspray, fisheyes, solvent pop, and thin spots. It was a pleasure working on such a quality paint job.

    What was originally going to be a basic cleanup, became a 2 stage paint correction and engine/frame detail. A solid 2 days on the GTO had it looking "ship shape" again and ready for the show without pesky swirls and scratches. Leaving behind only a nice glossy finish. So the GTO was rinsed, foamed, washed, clayed, 2 stages of correction were performed, all chrome polished, engine cleaned, powdercoated frame cleaned, IPA wipedown, and sealant applied.


    After rinsing off getting ready for the first wash








    Swirls, swirls, and more swirls...












    Fender (on right) corrected, Hood (on left) uncorrected. This is a very tricky color to capture defects with a camera. There were more defects than it looks like, but it all cleaned up very well.







    Hood corrected and looking ship-shape again





    More juicy correctness







    Rear quarter swirls






    Corrected and in good order









    The only thing the bodyshop missed, some DA sanding marks. This was sorted out, and put back in good order.








    Showing "good order" restored


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    Finished pics after sealant










    Chrome having the mirror finish that it should





    Glass needed restoring, but wasn't part of this detail.









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    Powdercoated frame looking like a mirror of black oil. Mmmm























    Thanks for looking! Hope you enjoyed the writeup!

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    Not a big fan of that particular color, but great work.

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    Nice car and nice detail. Just too bad the painter had short arms and didn't paint the bottom of the rockers very well. I hate seeing people spend all that money for a bad ass paint job like that and see those things.
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    love that car....nice work

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    WOW, looks Great
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    Wow, That is a good color for that 68. Nice work.

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    Thanks guys!

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    great looking car. i have a 72. cant go wrong with old muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnm6gto View Post
    great looking car. i have a 72. cant go wrong with old muscle.
    Thank you!

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