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Old 10-30-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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Severe paint restoration of a Mitsubishi Evo

When I was contacted by the owner of this car, I knew it was gonna need some work. However when I saw the state it was in, I realized it was gonna need a lot more. After discussing options for reviving the paint on this Evo, the customer decided to only do the exterior, even though the inside needed attention and you could barely see through the windows... So I got to work...



Here's what I arrived to...


























You can see the clear has completely failed on the rear brakes. I guess there is a recall for this but it hasn't been done yet.














Another factory defect here, the clear was completely shot to oblivion on the carbon fiber spoiler. Spoiler is headed to the paint shop to get redone.
























P21S Wheel Gel dwelling on the severely neglected wheels












Pre washing soak with the foam gun













A couple of 50/50 shots



















*time lapse*

MUCH MUCH later.... this is the result




























The restored wheels with the finish now sealed for protection



































Hope you enjoyed!
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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VERY nice!
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Good god, did they leave that car out in the desert for a few years??!

Great job! Saved that guy some serious $$ on a new paint job!
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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No idea how you did that but it looks great. The owner should be shot to ruin such a great vehicle.

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Old 10-30-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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Amazing. Great work.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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GREAT JOB; IT'S HARD TO BELEIVE THAT IT'S THE SAME CAR.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
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Looks good

A gallon of 105 later....
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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its looks amazing what did u use to restore the wheels so much?
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #9
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great work!
you have talent and patience...

can i ask what he was charged?
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:51 PM   #10
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One hell of a job!
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:54 PM   #11
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You are the best man! One helluva transformation!
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:51 PM   #12
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Outstanding results! I'm surprised that the clear had not started peeling off the car like it did on the spoiler.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:28 AM   #13
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Thanks guys!!


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Looks good

A gallon of 105 later....
It was 205 actually. The paint was very soft, so 205 did amazing work, but it had to be further refined because it was soft and tricky to finish down with a uniform gloss.

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its looks amazing what did u use to restore the wheels so much?
P21S Wheel Gel, Daytona Wheel brush, and Swissvax Wheel brush

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Outstanding results! I'm surprised that the clear had not started peeling off the car like it did on the spoiler.
Thanks! The spoiler was the only part of the car that had clear. The rest of the car is single stage paint.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:28 AM   #14
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Thanks! The spoiler was the only part of the car that had clear. The rest of the car is single stage paint.
Now that makes sense. You obviously ruined some pads on that job! That looks like way more work than I would want to do. You da' man!
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Now that makes sense. You obviously ruined some pads on that job! That looks like way more work than I would want to do. You da' man!
Haha thanks! Yeah all the white LC pads used are now permanently pink!
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:40 AM   #16
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As always great work Jeff... The evo isn't painted single stage from the factory is it?
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As always great work Jeff... The evo isn't painted single stage from the factory is it?
Thanks! Actually it is. Another Evo owner told me that red, white, and black for that year (and a couple other years) were all single stage.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #18
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Interesting. Didn't know that... I think Toyota has a few colors that are still single stage too... wonder why?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #19
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Great job ! where in Cali are you located? never know when I might need some help
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Great job ! where in Cali are you located? never know when I might need some help
I'm in the Bay Area. But I did a detail trip to SoCal for several LS1tech members just a few months ago. I'm definitely up for another one if I can get enough people interested.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #21
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Ya a friend of mine had a red 2003 Evo the Red has a 1 stage paint hence no actual separate clear coat hence the "red buffer pads" But man what a save you did
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Ya a friend of mine had a red 2003 Evo the Red has a 1 stage paint hence no actual separate clear coat hence the "red buffer pads" But man what a save you did
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