Monday, December 24, 2012

Bringing the shine back to a Toyota Vitz, year 99

Hi buddies
We received a white sporty Toyota Vitz from a friend. It needed headlight restoration and some facelift, but no polishing. The car was cleaned with the usual 2BM method.
We start with the headlights:
So here is the situation:
The right side:

Close-up



Left-Side

Close-up

 

Both headlights are yellowed and hazed. So, eyesight restoration underway.
Remember the right side:


Now:


Before



After 



Remember the left side


Now



Before


Now




To the paintwork now:
The car was cleaned, perfectly clean for claying. But surprise, surprise! It did appear clean by any means. Embedded dirt! Claying had very little effect. Almost none!

Here we are:
The vertical sides

Just like acid rain marks but white this time



Some deep scratches too (but this is not to be corrected)




Orange peel and uneven paint


Wrong  prep before respray



Door pillars

Extreme close-up to see the condition of the paint

close up with a thin part done

The emblems


 

Bumper


Paint Cleansing

After
Notice the difference in the color done and shine

The backdoor

The little detailer in action


The emblem

 The little boss again, explaining to me how it should be done.
(the wheel in the pic is for a Toyota NZE, we brought to mint condition)

Half of the hood done (not easy to notice on the pic, the left side is done)

The front bumper
A little section corrected


The side mirrors
50/50


Corrected





 The side
50/50, left side corrected on the door


Car almost done

Now moving to the door jambs






Doorposts Afters





 The petrol cap

Open sesame

It’s not Ali Baba’s, rather a treasure of dirt :(

Close-ups



Cleaned



The not so visible areas of the front bumper
Stained 
Cleaned 
stained?
No stains... simply cleaned

Stains and embedded dirt were things of the past, the paintwork was slick and shiny


 The ride's got a smile on her face. J
 & the owner too!


Thanks for being with us, we hope you enjoyed reading our post as we enjoyed sharing it.

Cheers
Zaid

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