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Repair of clear coat(shellac) on a 15-88

Old 06-30-2014, 04:50 PM
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I recently helped a friend clean and repair her great great grandmother's 15 the shellac was shot so used my techinques as instructed in my tutorial. Here are some before and after pics.This machine belongs to Debbiejj a QB member who lives south of us.
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work of art. you've done a nice job.
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Wow - it is beautiful!
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You are an inspriration! That is such a huge difference!
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Glenn,

That ... is ... absolutely ... incredible!


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Wow! That turned out great!
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Beautiful".......
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you do great work Glenn. I believe your technique sticks with using SM oil and Boiled linseed oil. Others, and my self tend to want to find some miracle elixir that speed the process. Can you say roughly how many hours of labor went into getting that particular machine from the before to the after? Thanks
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That's an amazing after. It looks almost new again.
Very nice work Glenn.

I tried to copy the alcohol/BLO/shellac method you use and I think I managed to do it wrong-wrong proportions maybe. I seem to do better with just straight shellac.
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Thanks guys. Jim this is a slow work to make sure I did not compromise the decals or cause anymore damage to the shellac clear coat. I think I have a about 30 hours in this machine. This includes cleaning and polishing the shiny bits and the mechanics. Sorry no miracle elixir to speed the process. It is slow and labor intensive to get results needed to make the machine look good.

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