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Posted By: David Knight
Posted On: Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:11 AM
 
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Actually, Jacques, the paint was dry in an hour but like with cars in the ‘50’s
customers were advised to let the finish on their new car cure before waxing. Even now, body shops advise waiting 30 days before taking a car through a car wash. I didn’t want to risk harming the finish.

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Pics: Final detailing of Brooklin Thunderbird restoration. by David Knight #25478
Wasn't the raven black 'Bird the one she had redone in pink? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25478.1
Pic: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Thunderbird by David Knight #25478.1.1
Years ago Brooklin (I believe) made a 2 T-Bird set with the Marilyn by Jack Dodds #25478.1.1.1
Right you are, Jack. I went to my trusty "Special Brooklins" book by Rick Thompson #25478.1.1.1.1
The German Brooklin Club was started by Dietrich Lohmann... by John Roberts #25478.1.1.1.1.1
Very interesting, John! I enjoy hearing these historical details about our hobby. (EOM) by Rick Thompson #25478.1.1.1.1.1.1
John, I recall the BRK anniversary when Deitrich and his pals attended. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25478.1.1.1.1.1.2
30 days drying? What kind of paint is that. The result however is sublime (EOM) by Jacques Roest #25478.2
Actually, Jacques, the paint was dry in an hour but like with cars in the ‘50’s by David Knight #25478.3
Pic: I was inspired by this car restored by Minter. by David Knight #25478.3.1
David,you must have a lot of patience to finish the job. (EOM) by Jacques Roest #25478.3.2
Pic: This is how it started. I know nothing about the history of this car. by David Knight #25478.3.2.1
What? No CARFAX? You are a crazy man! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #25478.3.2.1.1
I guess, Karl, they didn’t have CARFAX back in the ‘50’s and besides this was a barn find. (EOM) by David Knight #25478.3.2.1.1.1
Beautiful job David. Love the color. (EOM) by John Merritt #25478.4




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