Downey Detailer Selected for Elite 2016 Air Force One & Museum of Flight Detailing Teams to Detail 15+ Priceless Aircraft for Boeing Centennial
DOWNEY, CA April 7, 2016 – Adrian Granados of Super Detailing has been selected as the newest member of the elite Air Force One Detailing Team who has been restoring and now preserving the original Air Force One presidential jet on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The Boeing 707-120, also known as Special Air Missions (SAM) 970, was a flying Oval Office for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. It also entertained many international VIPs such as Nikita Khrushchev and Henry Kissinger.
As a member of the 2016 team, Granados has been invited to help celebrate Boeing’s 100th Anniversary and the opening of the Seattle Museum of Flight’s new Airpark Pavilion, with the biggest and most prestigious historic aircraft detailing project on record. The 2-week long mega-detailing event starts Monday, April 11 and runs through Saturday, April 23 and includes the team’s continued preservation of the original Air Force One presidential jet; polishing the all-aluminum fuselage of a legendary WWII Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber; and cleaning and preserving the paint and bright work on 14 additional priceless Boeing aircraft. The new Airpark Pavilion now has on display over 15 of these icons of American aviation history.
Handpicked for the team out of hundreds of detailers nationwide by Master detailer, trainer, and mentor, Renny Doyle of Attention to Details & Detailing Success, the Air Force One Detailing Team is no stranger to cleaning, restoring, and protecting multi-million dollar museum treasures and rare, exotic, and classic vehicles of all kinds.
Air Force One
Contacted by a Bush Administration official 14 years ago to restore the badly deteriorating jet, which has been displayed out on the tarmac in Seattle’s torrential climate, Doyle and his very meticulously chosen team of the finest high-end detailers in the country have spent more than a decade saving the plane’s original paint and aluminum “bright work. With the opening of the museum’s new protective Airpark hangar, the Team enters a “preservation” stage with the iconic jet that includes an annual cleaning, polishing, and reapplying a paint sealant. The plane is officially the responsibility of the Air Force One Detailing Team for the next five years.
WWII B-29 Superfortress Bomber
Also known as T-Square 54, this WWII workhorse is scarred with holes where fifty-caliber bullets raked her aluminum skin flying sorties over the Pacific and Japan before being abandoned for many years in an Arizona desert. When the Museum of Flight saved her and brought her to Seattle, the 2011 Air Force One Detailing Team polished her bright work for the first time since the 1940s.
“After five years, she isn’t in nearly as bad shape as she was when we first cleaned her up,” says Doyle. “But that aluminum fuselage gets chalky with time and we will have to use a heavy metal polish to bring back that perfectly mirrored surface. Boeing wants all of its historic planes in top condition for their Centennial celebration.”
Granados attended detail training with Doyle last year where he received his advanced automotive detailing business certification. “I have carefully selected my team because there is no room for mistakes in detailing these multi-million dollar airplanes,” Doyle says. “I need people who will accept nothing short of perfection and Adrian is one of those people.”
“I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of such a significant project as preserving Air Force One, a beautiful icon of our country’s aviation heritage and history,” says Granados. “How many chances do you get to work to preserve a piece of our country’s history and here we are cleaning and restoring more than fifteen of Boeing’s most prestigious vintage aircraft. It is a privilege to be a part of this team and to share in this unique opportunity.”
All AFO Team members like Granados own their own successful detailing businesses, and they pay their own expenses and donate their time and skill to the massive project, however, he would like to thank his sponsors American Construction Services and the Marketplace Grill & Café for their financial support in making this project possible.