When I was a teen and wanted to learn to drive my father made me his “gopher” and taught me how to change a tire, the oil, and other necessary skills to keep my car running healthy. These were the direct teaching he gave me, but there were many other observed lessons in just watching him work for others.
My best memory is of him taking two wrecked Porsche bodies and removing the front from one, and the tail from another, then putting them together to make a whole and attaching it onto his friends frame. Much sanding, painting, buffing, painting, etcetera went into the remake of his friend’s Porsche.
When he was done his friend was very pleased and dubbed the car his Glazed Tomato! It was very red, and very shiny.
So why am I talking about this?
Because this morning I happened upon the following 29 minute video about the finishing process this fella went through to make his car as smooth and shiny as the Glazed Tomato. WOW! All those tools, all that fancy new miraculous tech and coatings to make his car look as good as my dad did by hand in his garage at home.