Clay Bar'ed the Silverado for its 25th Birthday

Discussion in 'Detailing & Truck Care' started by 87silver, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. 87silver

    87silver Member 1 Year

    Since the Silverado turned 25 this year, I decided to put the effort in and clay bar the paint that was done in Flint Michigan a quarter century ago. The paint was in good shape, but now it's almost as radiant as when we brought it home on that April day in 1987. We followed up the treatment with a polymer top coat.
     

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  2. Cap'n Jack

    Cap'n Jack Member

    Where do you live that factory paint lasts so long. I live in the Central Valley of Calif and the roof of my 94 burb is rusting and the hood is down to the primer.
     
  3. dunnowhat

    dunnowhat Member

    What are your regular maintenance to preserve the oem paint as good as that?
     
  4. thegawd

    thegawd Rockstar 2 Years 1000 Posts

    now thats a beauty! they just dont build them like they used to eh!
     
  5. xPosTech

    xPosTech Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It must be the extra lead in the paint. ;-)

    Ted
     
  6. 98BIGBLOCKBURB

    98BIGBLOCKBURB Rockstar 100 Posts

    Beautiful truck, nice that you could preserve the original paint this long and a good clay bar really helps bring out the shine.
     
  7. Loose Screw

    Loose Screw Active Member 100 Posts

  8. Beachbourbon

    Beachbourbon Active Member 100 Posts

    Paint lasts a long time when you keep your truck in the garage instead of out in the sun.
     
  9. kennythewelder

    kennythewelder Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    This thread is 5 years old, then it took almost 4 years for anyone to respond. the last time this member was on this sight, was Nov 2013. The truck looked good though 5 years ago anyway.
     
  10. kennythewelder

    kennythewelder Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    When you look at a thread, you can see when it was posted by looking at the bottom left of the post. It gives the members name and the date it was posted, also if you click on an avatar, and go to that members profile page, then click on recent activity, you can see when the last time was that they posted anything.
     
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