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    Default Polishing the Generals B-17 Flying Fortress

    We were recently contracted to polish a WW2 B17 Flying Fortress.

    We were exhilarated and honored to have been trusted with a fabulous artifact of American history.


    This job was HUGE. It has to have been the largest and most difficult job Superior Shine have ever undertaken.

    We found the aircraft to have a satin sheen to it.

    Our job was to restore the aluminum to a brilliant shine worthy of this American Hero.





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    DAY ONE ........


    We started with the underside to escape working in direct sun light. The first day was forecast to be the warmest. The weather was pleasant but did warm up a bit.

    Ever wonder how fun it would be to buff over your head?









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    You can see in this picture the difference between the dull and freshly polished sides.




    DAY TWO ..........

    We still had lots of work to complete on underside. We started moving teams out on to the fuselage and wings.









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    DAY THREE.........

    We are now in our "groove" and progressing nicely.

    Notice how much surface area just one wing is. Keep in mind we had to do top and bottom. Then there was the other side to do!






    DAY FOUR..........

    We are starting to feel the effects on our bodies of long days polishing. We have sore arms and backs. Fuddy is starting to reveal some of his shine. That motivates the team and we polish on. We are almost there!






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    DAY FIVE............


    The threat of rain keeps us indoors. Today is the day we put that final polish on the plane. We perform our clean up an double check every square inch for shine!














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    Polishing the Generals (Gen. Lyon of Lyon homes) was allot of work but was super FUN!

    Mission Accomplished!



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    jeeeeeez thats insane.. and i dont even wanna polish my quad tips!
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    Sooo Beautiful! Awesome work. I see a polished B25 next to it in the hangar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenge It View Post
    Sooo Beautiful! Awesome work. I see a polished B25 next to it in the hangar.
    Oh yea, that little thing.

    We polished it as well.










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    Great work! Both War Birds are beautiful and deserve to be maintained in that condition.

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