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1954 Mercedes 4 Door Hardtop...

This is a project me and some fellow detailers from around the country took on at my shop in Haltom City. After about a month of planning, everything was all set up and everyone was arriving. People came as far as Indiana, Oklahoma, some from Texas, and one guy came all the way from Holland! I was really impressed at how smooth everything went. I expected problems from the start, but everyone had that "can do" attitude! Just like to thank everyone involved! You guys did an awesome job!

Anywho, here are the pictures...
Just a note, the pictures without my logo were taken by some of the other individuals there. I didn't want to put my logo on their pictures.

Here's the crew that stayed until the end of the day. Those that left early aren't in this picture.....sorry guys



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Here's some pictures during the transformation.



















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And the after shots!



















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And some reflection shots...



















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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 12:36 AM
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That thing turned out amazing. Considering the shape that paint was in when it got there. Thats amazing.

Hopefully i can still get that for my wedding? :-)
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That's crazy Nick. Are all those guys on another message board or what? How did you get that organized? And did you get a new vehicle?




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i love your work on black cars!

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That's crazy Nick. Are all those guys on another message board or what? How did you get that organized? And did you get a new vehicle?
Sorry for the late reply, been really busy!

Yes, this was all put together through other message boards. Took about a month to get everything set up and figured out. Surprisingly, everything went pretty smoothly! I don't remember any really serious problems, everything just flowed perfectly!

And about the vehicle, I've had this Colorado Xtreme for about 7-8 months now.

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DIAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN. Nice work.

Is that original paint?

I've never seen a clay bar that dirty. I thought my clay bar was dirty after I bought my Audi.

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DIAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN. Nice work.

Is that original paint?

I've never seen a clay bar that dirty. I thought my clay bar was dirty after I bought my Audi.
Thank you sir!
I don't believe this is original paint. I took some measurements, and it was all over the place. Some area's were over 40mil's thick! That is definately evidence of some bondo work. This car really frustrated me at times, but in the end it was a real pleasure to work on. Guess the end justifies the means? Had a good time with this car, would probably do it again.
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Thank you sir!
I don't believe this is original paint. I took some measurements, and it was all over the place. Some area's were over 40mil's thick! That is definately evidence of some bondo work. This car really frustrated me at times, but in the end it was a real pleasure to work on. Guess the end justifies the means? Had a good time with this car, would probably do it again.
Do you have a shop now? Great work on the car.

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Do you have a shop now? Great work on the car.
Yes sir. In Haltom City, off 121 and Minnis

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Damn nice work, what a change.
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Sorry for the late reply, been really busy!

Yes, this was all put together through other message boards. Took about a month to get everything set up and figured out. Surprisingly, everything went pretty smoothly! I don't remember any really serious problems, everything just flowed perfectly!

And about the vehicle, I've had this Colorado Xtreme for about 7-8 months now.

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Man you know it looked "different" in the reflection shot and I didn't recognize it LOL!




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Damn nice work, what a change.

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Man you know it looked "different" in the reflection shot and I didn't recognize it LOL!
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