The recently Forza'd Delorean DMC-12 is probably best-known for its brushed stainless steel body, but what would happen if you spent weeks carefully polishing it? A spectacular mirror finish to put those chrome-crazy oil sheiks to shame.
The genesis of the very early trend comes from Delorean-owner John McCarty who decided if you're going to do something, do it all the way. He wanted to polish his car to a mirror finish and spent about forty hours per panel hand polishing the cars stainless body panels to ultimate perfection, some sections took as much as four hours per square inch. That's some dedication right there. He started with 400 grit wet sandpaper and went all the way diamond polishing paste. Unbelievable.
Of course, the sincerest form of flattery is imitation, so there have been a few more knuckleheads to take on the task. Most people have, you know, jobs and stuff to do though so the other polishing jobs haven't been so extreme, but they do add a certain something to the already visually interesting Delorean. You know what's great about this modification? A couple hours with a graining wheel and it's back to normal if the need should arise. [DMCTalk]