Yes, yes I know this is a GMC Motorhome page but we also need to recognize other worthy machines and how working on those pertains to our GMC. In this case I showed you guys last week an Airstream trailer that came in for some in depth exterior polishing
A training and demo on site classroom for a large developer here in Orlando, they changed their logo and what it plus a fresh polish on this thing was our duty.
First getting off the old graphics and a quick wash job and we could see what to work with. You gotta say a pretty good looker! Now let the polishing begin, using 2 grits of jewlers rouge the guys went in You can pick out the buffed areas. End result is a great way to take a selfy mill finish meats a mirror and complete you get a full length selfy Delivery day with their new logo it’s off to the show I pointed this out before, if we can get a level of finish like this, paint reacts to that work very well too! A paint finish isn’t complete without wet sanding the skin finish off, the nubbies, dust and orange peal is buffed off. If your coach has never been wet sanded…. if there’s enough clear coat on it to cut it down you really should have someone give it a wet sand and buff. Expect to spend 20-30 hours for this process….. “it aint done til it’s done brother……
Still, a restoration isn’t just shiny paint, this good looker needs all new steel brake lines included in the full break job, quad bag, bearings, etc. As I’ve attempted to lay out on Facebook, it’s a holistic look at the coach that makes a restoration. Does not have to be and a GMC can be great fun not doing all of this but the nice thing about these classic is you can with an outcome few can help but appreciate. Yes, there work and money involved…. whatever fits your need
Wether you want this or this they still have their charm and use. Do your coach to please you and you will get what you need out of your “dream machine” I did…… Have a great day, thanks for dropping by and we’ll see ya tomorrow…..