NICE TO FINALLY SEE REFLECTIONS IN THE COACH’S FINISH
JERRY DID THE WHOLE COACH & NOT JUST THE WHITE OXIDIZED PART
A mighty fine morning for a drive & it was our first time going somewhere in the Sunfire other than the initial test drive. Nice handling car, nimble & good visibility all round. Nice to be back to an automatic transmission again. Way more pep than the Santa Fe but the Santa Fe has better quality seats. Gas mileage will be better with the Sunfire but I think the Santa Fe has a smoother ride because of it's bigger tires. Sunfire sits lower to the ground & is more aerodynamically designed than the Santa Fe. No rust on the Sunfire & 42,000 miles compared to the Santa Fe's nearly 100,000 miles It's kind of tit for tat back & forth but when both these cars were new I do think the Hyundai Santa Fe was the better quality build. As Don at the BAYFIELD GARAGE said, 'it's a great little economical running around car' & that is exactly what we intended it for. Plus the A/C works great. We may one day be in the market for a newer higher end vehicle but until that day arrives we are quite happy with the deal we got on this exceptional 04 Pontiac Sunfire. And it's a Sunfire not a Sunbird, Firebird, or Thunderbird although I did have a really sharp white 84 T-bar roof Firebird back in 88.
And if I was ever interested enough in owning a hobby car it would probably be an early 60's cigar shaped Thunderbird. Love those things. And that's about it for that...............................10-4:))
LIKE THAT SHINE:))
We were in Hensall bright & early this morning to pick up the Big EEE. Soon as we pulled into the yard at 'Detailers' we could see the rig sitting outside looking like a big bright shiny new Pearl. I was so happy to see the 11 year old finish restored to the condition it should be. Jerry did a great job. Said he had to go over the white oxidized fiberglass 3 times with polishing compounds before he could apply any wax to it. Also told us the type of MEGUIAR'S MARINE WAX to use on the fiberglass finish to maintain the glossy shine. We were lucky to get the rig in when we did. His shop & crew work 7 days a week & in his yard this morning sat over half a dozen large 18 wheeler truck cabs from the large Hensall Co-Op next door awaiting clean-up. It just made me tired looking at all the work ahead of those guys. In hindsight I am sooooooo glad I did not attempt to do this big job on my own. I simply did not have the experience, tools, or patience for the job. Some things are just best left to the professionals & this major overhaul on the Big EEE’s finish was a good example for that way of thinking.
PULLING OUT OF JERRY’S YARD & CONVOYING HOME…A COUPLE OF THE WHITE TRUCK CABS IN THE BACKGROUND AWAITING CLEAN-UP
The nice relaxing drive back home to Bayfield was the highlight of my day. Pheebs & I motored along with big smiles on our faces while Kelly followed along in the Sunfire. It's a real pleasure to drive this Triple E Commander Motorhome & combined with mighty fine weather & no traffic on the roads I just wanted to keep on going & going & going:))
WELL AT LEAST MY NAVIGATOR WAS AWAKE FOR PART OF THE RIDE HOME
Our heat & humidity has returned so by noon my outside activities were done for the today. Retreated into the coolness of the house & stayed there until early evening when it was cool enough to take Pheebs for a walk.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The businessman dragged himself home and barely made it to his chair before he dropped, exhausted. His sympathetic wife was right there with a tall cool drink and a comforting word. "My, you look tired," she said. "You must have had a hard day today. What happened to make you so exhausted?" "It was terrible," her husband said, "The computer broke down and all of us had to do our own thinking."
Great job they did, looks like new again. Money well spent.ReplyDelete
You were very smart not to try this on your own. We restore vintage trailers and I just about killed myself (literally) trying to remove oxidation and polish with high rpm buffer. The cord got tangled up and ripped the buffer out of my hands and got caught in the electrical....not good. Never again..ReplyDelete
Your rig looks fantastic. It looks brand spanking new. What a great job they did. Sure wish I could find someone that good to do Winnona. Any suggestions for how to find a Marine Detailer like Jerry?ReplyDelete
I'd love to have our Alfa done, but I think we have spent enough this year with all the interior upgrades and the New 2014 Jeep. Check book has to close at some point!ReplyDelete
Your motorhome looks great! I'm totally jealous. Our's looks great too, but we had to do it ourselves. Maybe, next year, we will head to Canada for the work....just sayin...I feel more lazy every day.ReplyDelete
Big Eee looks really good,and you didn't have to lift a finger, can't beat that.
The RV looks like a new one!ReplyDelete
He did do a great job.
Sure is nice to have a bright shinny home, bet it even drives better too.ReplyDelete
Looks beautiful and well worth it.ReplyDelete
We had our 45' Renegade detailed in Yuma last fall. White with oxidation and lots of stainless trim that was blurry and dirty. It came out very well, took the guy about 3 days to do it all on laceration at our home.
We paid about $350 USD for it--do you mind if I ask if your fee was in a similar ballpark? Seems like the marine application would be even better and more durable. We'd like to go that route next time--even if we have to drive to Canada! :-)
Rig looks amazing..really good job. I've been meaning to ask you how do you like that roller bird feeder you were given in the US? I have it on my list to purchase next year if it's as good as it looks. I'm sick to death of trying to defeat those squirrels !!!ReplyDelete
Wow, nice job on the coach.ReplyDelete
Smart move getting the Big EEE professionally detailed. It looks even better than new! :c)ReplyDelete
What a productive season you've had already, new MH with a new finish, new car parked on a new concrete slab, dressing table out of the house, and two road trips - and seems to be less hitch-itch as a result of all that :-). The rig looks great!ReplyDelete
With that shiny new finish, all the bugs should just slide right off (don't you wish!!). Looks great.ReplyDelete
Wow! They did an awesome job. Love that reflection!ReplyDelete
The EEE looks brand new!..Our Hiker needs some serious waxing..and the graphics on the front are now peeling...It's 7 years old ..I think it's time for a new rig..not sure MacGyver agrees just yet ;-)ReplyDelete
Gotta love spell check--I see my post says "on laceration"--duh. On LOCATION. There. I win Ms. Spellcheck! ;-)ReplyDelete
Looks amazing Al!!ReplyDelete