Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Give it that Armor All shine!

Home, home on the range!

I have returned from my fabulous vacation staying with my friend and her family and I find myself in possession of a new vehicle. Not anything to impress but my grandparents had one when I was a kid and I always wanted one. Meet George.

George is in good shape for being older than me by nine years and as a bonus it escaped being "tricked out" by some baggy-pants-wearing punk dude who'd plaster it with Spitfire and Fox stickers. No offense, but every youngish guy does this.

Why "George"? This is the key tag it came with. The person I bought it from got this tag from the original owner and has no idea why it says this.


I like it! I hope my neighbor doesn't mind (his name is George). My previous truck was named James and the one before that was Charles, so it works!

Now comes the work. Poor George has been used to haul stuff from the hardware and garden supply store and nothing else. No care. *sniffle*

Yesterday, armed with Armor All, glass cleaner and Febreze, I tackled the interior.



Look at the difference between the surface treated with Armor All and the one completely faded by sun and neglect. (I used this product)


And Armor-All is not just some "manly" product only to be used by men in jeans and white t-shirts with red shop rags hanging out their back pockets. It is easy, easy, easy to use (spray and wipe) and gives your vehicle some love.


What does any of this have to do with a crafty blog? A makeover! There's plenty of things to be painted and refurbished and I do love me a makeover.

My brother bought me a box of sanding discs (thanks!) so I can scuff the exterior paint and then it can go from....faded yuck... to black. Not anything I haven't done before. I meant it when I said I'm the spray paint queen.

And you also now know I consider you friends since I showed you this awful photo of me. I was working in a shop full of grease and paint I had either sanded off or freshly applied so hopefully you can cut me some slack. ;)

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

12 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's beautiful and I love the tag! Congratulations!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Aww, I like George. We had a truck just like that when I was a kid. Hope he takes good care of you:)

jacque4u2c said...

George is great! I know he really appreciates all the TLC - most guys do!!!!

Laura said...

From one truck loving woman to another, congrats on the new purchase. I am a huge fan of amorall, I use it on my nursing shoes it works great. Sounds like you had a great vacation.

Kimberly said...

George is FANTASTIC! :) Congrats on the new purchase! Definitely keep us posted on how he turns out!

Christine said...

Do I understand you? Are you going to spray paint George?
Oh plezzzzz take pictures and show'em.

Megan said...

Yay!! I'm glad you finally found a new truck! You should drive it on up here so I can take a closer look ;).

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Christine,

I am going to spray paint some parts - like the vinyl (there's a specific spray paint for vinyl) and a couple other things. The outside will be spray painted...but with a paint gun. :)

Kristal said...

Oh, I'm curious. Not to ask your age or anything, but I would really like to know what year George is. I have a truck this looks very similar, mine is an '81. And I did have to use the spray paint on the inside! Can't wait to see what it will look like when you're done!

theUngourmet said...

I love George! It's amazing what a bit of Armor All and elbow grease can do! :)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

My Grandpa had the same truck, but his was grass green with white panels. I loved that truck...

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