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    Default The last B-29 Superfortress

    This summer we had the pleasure of polishing a very special aircraft. "T Square 54" (44-69729) was nicknamed the "last b-29" as it is thought it is was the last salvageable (mostly complete) B-29 airframe.

    She had flown over 35 combat missions on Japan in WWII and as a tanker in the Korea war.

    She was pulled from China Lake sometime in the mid 80s.

    She had undergone varies stages of restoration since and had been stored outside at the former Lowry AFB in Denver and at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

    When we got the call to shine her up she had been restored and was tucked away in a hanger at Boeing Field in Seattle.

    Some of her skins were original WWII era with a few panels being newer. All needed attention.





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    Awesome!!!
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    Our job was to clean and polish her aluminum skins. A team of 40 automotive and aircraft detailing pros was assembled to take on the job.















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    After hours of hardcore polishing we were rewarded with a brilliant mirror finish! She now can be displayed proudly for future generations to enjoy.






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    I was extremely proud and honored to help lead such an incredible group! It was lots of work (I was toast at the end of the project) but it was an event I will hold near and dear in my heart!

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    that's a lot of hard work but man doesn't that war bird shine!

    Being that close to such history is great!

    thanks for the cool post

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    Great post and great work!
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    Amazing restoration and what an opportunity you guys had to work on such a plane. Great work to all of you.

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    sooo cool. Great work guys!
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    WOW! Thats awesome!

    Nice job guys,looks like a mammoth effort but she looks amazing!
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