Quick and Easy Restoration Tips for your Dodge Meadowbrook
The Dodge Meadowbrook was produced from 1949 to 1954. It was introduced as a full-sized car and became very popular because it was very reliable and not to mention, affordably priced. Your Dodge Meadowbrook may be old, but it is still undeniably very appealing. This is why many car collectors want one for themselves. To keep your Dodge Meadowbrook that way, you should know how to properly take care of it and restore it in its original glory. Don't worry, restoration and maintenance need not be expensive—just follow the simple steps listed below:
First things first, clean your engine. Over the years, dirt, grime, and carbon may have accumulated on your engine, and you might not see the rust that is starting to develop under all the dirt. To clean the engine, use pressurized water mixed with a bit of kerosene, and spray it on the engine surface. Just be careful not to get the fuse box wet to avoid damaging it. If spraying doesn't get all the dirt out, use steel brush and scrub away. The steel wall can take out the rust on the surface of the engine as well.
- Polish cloudy windshields and faded lenses.
Clear windshields and lenses have a huge impact on your car's appearance. With your Meadowbrook's age, your windshields and lenses may already look cloudy and have scratches all over them. You might think that the only option that you have is to get new ones and replace the old ones, but it's not. There is actually a more practical option and that is to polish your old ones. You'd be surprised what polishing your windshields and faded lenses can do for the appearance of your car. To polish your windshields, you will need a proper windshield polishing kit and a buffing wheel. It can take out small and light scratches, hazing, and acid rain spots. And for your lenses, you will need a lens polishing kit. Just apply polishing compound on the lenses, and then rub away using a microfiber cloth. The haze and scratches will be history after you're done rubbing.
- Fix the trims around the car.
Your Dodge Meadowbrook has elaborate metal trimmings all around it. They may already be rusty and dented over time. Some might just be hanging by a sliver of metal. If they are, you can fix them yourself. All you need to do is to take them off and then brush the rust away. If you know how to take out the small dents on them, then by all means, do it. The tricky part is repainting them, so you might want to leave it to the professionals.
- Keep your car's body rust-free.
Old cars are prone to rust and that doesn't leave out your Dodge Meadowbrook. Clean your car properly as dirt and grime that gets stuck on the metal body can cause corrosion. Use automotive-grade soap and water to clean the outer body of your car. Make sure you always include the wheel wells when cleaning it.