long time lurker, first time owner
1977 Silver Shadow 2, cosmetically maybe an 8, has a bit of 'deferred maintenance'.
I have wanted to own one of these for about 20 years, finally found the time, cash, and what I thought was the right one to buy. Delivered to my shop, I have yet to drive her as I do not trust the hydraulic system past my driveway. Been doing countless hours of research on systems, tools, reading the shop manual, etc. Usually do all my own work; that is about knowing what is there more than saving any money. It is fun in a sadistic way... I have done several restorations (beemers & muscle cars) plus I build, restore, and maintain boats so I am thinking (hoping) I can handle it.
Anyway, while doing this research and trying to be overly prepared before I started anything, I decided to clean and wax. Car had been sitting uncovered in a warehouse for about 5 years so clean, clay, wax made a huge difference. But- I got wax on the top of the grill and now I can see micro scratches there from certain angles in the right light. How bad did I blunder? Never experienced that before. If I cannot figure it out I may have to start a thread on it- researched on this site and all over the interwebs for 2 hours and gave up.
Anyway, despite my early and possibly expensive gaffe, I love it cannot wait to put some miles on. Work on the hydraulics will start next week and hope to be driving by the Holidays.