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gofast908z 10-30-2010 02:45 AM

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...








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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.

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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.

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P21S Wheel Gel dwelling on the severely neglected wheels

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Pre washing soak with the foam gun

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A couple of 50/50 shots

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*time lapse*

MUCH MUCH later.... this is the result













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The restored wheels with the finish now sealed for protection


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Hope you enjoyed!

MillerTime 10-30-2010 10:32 AM

VERY nice!

Redemption 10-30-2010 11:19 AM

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!

jdenotter 10-30-2010 11:29 AM

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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spacecowby 10-30-2010 01:29 PM

Amazing. Great work.

nealdiwes 10-30-2010 07:35 PM

GREAT JOB; IT'S HARD TO BELEIVE THAT IT'S THE SAME CAR.

IBM/2SS/RS/LS3 10-30-2010 08:09 PM

Looks good

A gallon of 105 later....

bluedevil02 10-30-2010 08:48 PM

its looks amazing what did u use to restore the wheels so much?

M6HuggerSS 10-30-2010 09:29 PM

great work!
you have talent and patience...

can i ask what he was charged?

Yellow2010 10-30-2010 09:51 PM

One hell of a job!

Revo1 10-30-2010 10:54 PM

You are the best man! One helluva transformation!

Junkman2008 10-31-2010 01:51 PM

Outstanding results! I'm surprised that the clear had not started peeling off the car like it did on the spoiler.

gofast908z 11-01-2010 01:28 AM

Thanks guys!!


Quote:

Originally Posted by IBM/2SS/RS/LS3 (Post 2499312)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluedevil02 (Post 2499437)
its looks amazing what did u use to restore the wheels so much?

P21S Wheel Gel, Daytona Wheel brush, and Swissvax Wheel brush

Quote:

Originally Posted by Junkman2008 (Post 2501264)
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.

Junkman2008 11-01-2010 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gofast908z (Post 2503015)
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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