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    2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    This weekend I worked on a highly oxidized black F-150. It wasn't single stage paint and was really in bad condition. On with the pics.

    Here is the before
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    I expected there to be swirls & scratches but with the condition of the paint before polishing it was hard to tell until I gave it the first pass.
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    A couple more passes and it began looking a little better.
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    Here is a half polished tailgate. I tried several combinations of polish before I was able to dial in what worked for me.
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    I tried several combinations of polish & pads. I even tried M-105 which didn't do much for me but it did work great as a finishing polish. When I delivered the truck to the customer he had company over and when they all came out to see the end result they were amazed. They literally thought the truck was repainted which made me feel good and well worth the 13 hours spent on the paint. Once again another satisfied customer.

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    Great job! That's a heck of a difference. 13 hours well spent.

    I like your work area too, the open air garage. Can't do that in Wisconsin but looks nice there.
    Scott

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    wow! what a difference, surely that must be single-stage paint?

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    WOW!!! I can't believe the paint was that oxidized! The half and half of the tailgate was awesome. I kept looking at it thinking I was missing something - like you put product on the right side but hadn't taken it off yet. I'm amazed that people allow their vehicles - typically the second most expensive purchase one will make - to get to that point. Job well done. WOW!!!
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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK


    That's an amazing transformation!
    Wonderful job

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    Wow, what a great save. Great work. It does look like a new paint job. I bet you impressed the owner and his company. Once again great job.
    quality creates its own demand

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    Nice save Jesse...

    We're confident you educated the owner he couldn't treat your results like he has been treating the truck all this time or be right back to where it was before you operated with your surgical expertise.

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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    Great turn around. Was it a Maaco Paint job?
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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    Awesome job that truck looks great.
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    Re: 2001 Ford F-150 BLACK

    WOW thats amazing. Too bad all the F-150s have horrible orange peel.

    Very nice work Jesse!!

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