Wash and Wax an old war bird, B-24J "Witchcraft"

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    Default Wash and Wax an old war bird, B-24J "Witchcraft"

    This whole thing started last year when I was out detailing one day and heard the distinctive roar of radial engines over head. I looked up and to my amazement I saw a WWII B24 Liberator!!!!!!!!! My understanding was that there were none in the world that were airworthy.

    After a little research I found out that over 18,000 of these aircraft were made during WWII and that the the Collings Foundation flies the worlds last airworthy B24J Liberator.

    Recently while on their Facebook page I found out that the Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom" tour was making it's way to Southern California. Soon after that they posted this photo of their two WWII vintage bombers while in Arizona. You can clearly see that the B-24 is severely oxidized.

    I posted on their page that when it gets here we need to wash and wax it.

    About a week later I was onsite at Brackett airport in La Verne, Ca. to welcome the bombers. I made contact with the crew chief Whitney. He allowed me to examine the aircraft closer. The finish needed some love to say the least.

    I told the crew chief that I could save the finish on the B-24. And asked permission to do so. I told him I thought I could assemble a crew and support to finance the project. He gave me the go-ahead.

    I made a few calls and secured the backing of a great long time client of mine Gary Johnson of ACE Clearwater Enterprises in Torrance, Ca. Meguiars offered to donate the materials.

    One of the stops during the tour was going to be at the Lyon Museum. We polished two WWII Bombers for them in 2009 so I knew working on the B-24 there should not be a problem. A quick call to my buddy Mark Foster and the location for the project was set.

    A few calls later I had secured a team of friends/detailers to perform the work.

    The Witchcraft paint restoration project was born!!


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    Great work. Lots of buffing there....
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