Today is the 4th annual Collector Car Appreciation Day! This event celebrates and raises awareness of how important automobile restoration and collection are to American society. This relatively new holiday showcases vehicles in pristine condition from past decades to demonstrate American craftsmanship, ingenuity, and creativity over the years and to also commemorate the look and style of a variety of cars. From antiques and hot rods to muscle cars and trucks, collector cars are a source of recreation and fun for thousands of automobile enthusiasts! And with help from Harbor Freight Tools, you can get your ride in top condition before showing it off around the neighborhood.
Whether you’re taking part in a Collector Car Appreciation Day event or just cruising down the highway in your favorite vehicle, you’ll want to keep your car looking its best. For that, you have to have the right tools and the best cleaning solutions. And if you haven’t found out already, Harbor Freight is your one stop shop for all your vehicle upkeep requirements.
One of the most important parts of vehicle restoration is maintaining the body paint and keeping the finish shiny. In order to ensure a look that will impress your friends and fellow car buffs, you’ll need a high quality buffer/polisher. With the 7” Variable Speed Polisher/Sander or the 6” Variable Speed Dual Action Polisher ($40 and $60 respectively), you’ll be able to achieve swirl-free, glass smooth finishes on large surfaces quickly. But that’s not to say you can’t reach into smaller spots as well. Just ask some of our customers:
“Used this dual action buffer right out of the box. User friendly. Fast action. Exceeded my expectations all around. Small enough to get into every spot. Large enough to repeat process multiple coats of polish in no time.” – 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ
“Harbor Freight you did it, this buffer is a winner. I, a retired Bodyman/Painter, am doing many side jobs now at home and this buffer works and works. I couldn’t believe how quiet it is. Great balance and really light, lighter than my old expensive buffer. Just a nice overall buffer and it does not slow down when pressure is applied.” – Jojo
Of course, there is more to car restoration and upkeep than just a good polishing. You need the proper formulas to get that perfect finish that will blind the competition. Or… the friendly display of vehicles, that is. Regardless, if you want your car to stand out, you need an outstanding finish. With the help of Nu Finish Car Polish and Nu Finish Scratch Doctor, you’ll be a step ahead and your car will be turning heads. The Nu Finish Car Polish calls itself the Once a Year Car Polish which is a bold statement, especially at only $7 a bottle. But our customers have a couple statements of their own:
“This polish is easy to apply and remove, and cleans very well. I have been using this polish for years and it’s one of the best for cleaning dirty car finishes. We have a white car and NuFinish removes all of the soot and grime.” – Saturday Mechanic
“Quick and easy to use. Just follow directions. Got rid of my swirls and minor surface scratches. Looks good too!” – Kujo
And how about that Nu Finish Scratch Doctor? You can’t have a smooth finish if there are any nicks and scratches lurking around, no matter how small they might be. Well, this handy formula not only removes scratches but also paint scrapes, scuffs, haze and swirl marks! For just $12 a bottle, you can’t beat this incredibly effective cleaning solution.
Any car owner or collector will tell you that there’s a difference between washing your vehicle and restoring the finish. For general washing needs, you won’t need to look any further than Meguiar’s Deep Crystal Car Wash. Before you even worry about waxing and polishing, you’ll want to get rid of any dirt and grime on your vehicle. The Deep Crystal Car Wash gets a deep clean on your car and produces extra long-lasting suds to safely remove any contaminates. In other words, it gets your car just about as fresh and clean as it can get right in the comfort of your own driveway. And at just $6 a bottle, this stuff pays for itself and will save you heaps of time.
While you’re at it, it never hurts to have some decent polishing cloths around. Especially ones that are clear coat safe like the 2 Piece Microfiber Spa Polishing Towels. These are the perfect way to finish off polishing your car to remove any lingering dust, wax, or polish and to ensure that like-new sheen. I mean, when you’re showing off at a Collector Car Appreciation Day event, anything less than perfect is unacceptable! Which is one reason so many Harbor Freight customers seem to be so happy with these towels:
“I’m a snob as well when it comes to my show car/bikes. I look far and wide for soft (I mean non-swirl causing soft) towels to use at every store. I was blown away by these especially for the price.” – Ducati_Guy
“I am a car nut and do not like swirls in my paint. I am a bit of a microfiber snob and I was blown away when I found these.” – Jason-S
And that price that everyone is “blown away” by? Just $2.59 for two of these great towels! With reviews like that and a price that low, you really can’t go wrong with these incredible soft towels.
Individually, each of these products can help take your car restoration or upkeep to the next level. With all these items together, you’ll have an entire set-up for keeping your vehicle bright, clean, and ready for showing off. And even including the polisher, you’re still coming out at under $90 total for the whole shebang! If you’re a real car collector or car restoration buff, you know it’s essential to have the right tools in your repertoire and with one quick trip to your local Harbor Freight Tools, or a couple clicks through harborfreight.com, you can stock up on these items and stay prepared for Collector Car Appreciation events or just cruising down the highway any day of the year!