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Desoto60
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Jan 22, 2008, 12:45 PM

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I recently inherited a 1960 Desoto Adventurer from my grandparents. They were the original owners and have taken excellent care of the car over the years. The interior is perfect and the exterior is the original paint.
Althought the exterior is in good condition, the paint is dull or oxidized. I have tried wax and a buffer, but this isn't really working well.
Is there a really good product out there that will bring back the finish on this old paint without having to repaint the car?
Attachments: attachment icon Desoto rear.bmp (225 KB)


Double J
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Jan 22, 2008, 12:51 PM

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I used to use a rubbing compound first ...then a cleaner and wax..

i do like the products made by Meguiars..and the products made by Mothers....both quality products..
hit up their web sites for the product info.....


click here....

or click here...


(This post was edited by JIM N on Jan 22, 2008, 12:57 PM)


Double J
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Jan 22, 2008, 1:03 PM

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Just noticed the attachment...wow..
looks like its in really great shape...

we've seen the before...now when your done..post the "after"


Desoto60
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Jan 22, 2008, 1:11 PM

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I will post before and after once it's polished up. Thanks for your suggestions.


(This post was edited by Desoto60 on Jan 22, 2008, 2:37 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 23, 2008, 5:52 AM

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Ditto with Meguiars. The RV stuff #ed Meguiars 50 can work magic without being abrasive. I think the same product is in the burgundy bottle sold as Cleaner Wax in a liquid for cars etc.,

T



Desoto60
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Jan 23, 2008, 10:30 AM

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I think I'm going to go with Meguiars. I have been participating in forums for both Mothers and Meguiars. There are a lot of good people out there with helpful suggestions.
Meguiars M80 speed glaze seems to be the way to start, then a polish and finally a wax.
Sound right?


(This post was edited by Desoto60 on Jan 23, 2008, 12:45 PM)
Attachments: attachment icon tn_Desoto front.jpg (9.30 KB)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 23, 2008, 10:55 AM

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Sounds good. If you can keep the original paint and get it looking good it would be great!

T



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Feb 3, 2008, 4:16 PM

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Be sure to visit www.forwardlook.org for other people into 1960 desotos. Also plan to join the National DeSoto Club.






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