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Six days of polishing "The General's B25"

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  • Six days of polishing "The General's B25"

    I had the opportunity recently to polish a historically significant artifact of American history! I was trusted to shine a WW2 B25 Mitchell medium bomber.

    She had been polished sometime in the 80s but had faded somewhat. She had also been stored outside for a awhile and the elements did a number on her.

    She now has a home to sleep in and the new owner wanted her to SHINE!





    Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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    What a Big Job!!!
    Can Not Wait to See More Shots!!
    I Can Not Imagine Doing anything Bigger than an RV
    Joel
    Firefighter/EMT-B
    Rejuvenation Auto Detailing
    "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Dirt Back!!!"
    '99 F-150

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    • #3
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      No You didn't. Man that is going to be a challenge
      Matt

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      • #4
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        Man I wish my schedule would have allowed for me to take part in this

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        • #5
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          I assembled a crew that collectively had over 100 years of polish experience. She would be in good hands.



          Polishing aluminum is dirty work. And polishing upside down and at odd angles is hard on the body. I am proud of my crew as they held tough and did a great job.









          Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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          • #6
            Re: Six days of polishing "the generals b25"

            We polished HARDCORE for five days straight!





            Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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            • #7
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              For awhile it seemed like we weren't getting anywhere. Everything was covered in black, body was hurting, the whine of the buffers was deafining ................ but slowly she gave us some shine, then some more. She was coming back to her former glory.












              Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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              • #8
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                Looks Great!!
                Now She Reflects!!
                How Many Pads Did You Use?
                How Many Buffers Did You Use or Break?
                Huge Improvement!!
                Nice Work Joe!!
                Joel
                Firefighter/EMT-B
                Rejuvenation Auto Detailing
                "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Dirt Back!!!"
                '99 F-150

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                • #9
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                  Guess who stopped in to lend a hand? Anybody recognize this guy?

                  Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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                  • #10
                    Re: Six days of polishing "the generals b25"

                    OMG that's incredible!
                    SRT-10 Silver

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                    • #11
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                      On our last day, day 6, she was pulled outside for some final touch up work.

                      The day couldn't have been nicer. Blue skys, temps in the 60s and a brilliant B25 proudly glistening before us!!!











                      Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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                      • #12
                        Re: Six days of polishing "the generals b25"

                        Originally posted by Carfire View Post
                        Looks Great!!
                        Now She Reflects!!
                        How Many Pads Did You Use?
                        How Many Buffers Did You Use or Break?
                        Huge Improvement!!
                        Nice Work Joe!!
                        108 pads, 12 buffers (none broken, one backing plate did bite the dust).
                        Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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                        • #13
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                          Joe as usual, beautiful job you all did on that plane.

                          Amazing work.

                          People like you and your partners keeps the past with us and into the future.

                          Good show


                          Philippians 2:14 - Do all things without grumbling or questioning,

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                            Re: Six days of polishing "the generals b25"

                            Originally posted by Superior Shine View Post
                            We polished HARDCORE for five days straight!


                            Eww, looks a little dangerous up so high on that rung.
                            Hopefully nobody got hurt.
                            Great job to the whole team!
                            What products did you use?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Six days of polishing "the generals b25"

                              Love the fighter/bomber details.

                              I am upset the Wings Over Pittsburgh Airshow is cancelled this year, they always had old planes.

                              I think the question on everyones' mind is what shines a .50 cal barrel?
                              2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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