|The Deville sits right below our house while I am restoring|
|The driver's side window and wall|
Started on the wall on the driver's side of the dinette that was pretty rugged. I was going to try and save it. Started off by removing the window and took it out to polish. I stripped the wall several times and scrapped the old shellac off in layers
|what did we do before these cool sanders?|
One solid coat of Golden Oak stain and I'm ready for the Amber shellac.
I apply the Amber shellac with a terry cloth pad. I cut the shellac almost
|Five coats of Amber over the golden Oak stain|
After that goes on, I lightly sand it with some 000 steel wool and wipe it well. It's time then for the French Polish technique.
|Multiple passes in a circular motion|
I apply the shellac...still with 50/50 alcohol with the pad and continue layering. I'll do twenty layers and the spirit off the residual oil and shellac. I evaluate every twenty layers for color and depth and shine.
When it's the way i want it, I switch to clear shellac to finish building up.
The end result is what I was hoping for. I can salvage another piece of original birch and it looks pretty cool to boot. Matches the other stuff that's done.
|Works for me!|
Next up is finishing the last two windows by polishing and redoing the putty tape and new screws and replacing the wood in the front end along with some birch paneling. Once that's done, the front end is pretty much done. Yahoo!