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#41841
Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
I thought I'd move my updates for this from the 'weekend' thread as there will probably be as many updates as Peggys Lambo project

Car was in a definate need of a wash...using my birds da's Karcher..have to say I was impressed..I've never used a portable one before and might make the
investment!


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BEFORE: Some VERY bad clear coat scratching on this car...poor thing has obviously been attacked with a sponge for manys a year :(


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AFTER: First timer using a DA so I will admit I haven't the foggiest what I'm doing...but thats the advantage of using the Kestrel DA
I started off with the finishing pad and menzrena final finish, I then moved onto Menzrena medium cut and finishing pad, and then to medium cutting pad and medium cut menzerna. The car actually looks like it has a new wing on it and it hasn't even been waxed yet! RESULT :) definately some Voodoo inside that Kestrel machine :)

I only done the top half of the wing , I took currans advice as its back breaking repetitive stuff..so I am goin to choose a panel and move through the car


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I only picked one of these up the other day in Aldi :) 11.99....you do not want to try and detail without one!


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Some small scrapes still need doing but a 1000% improvment


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Look closely and you can see the difference between door and wing


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ALOT DONE...............MORE TO DO.:cool:
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#41842
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 80
what is this its seems to do a brilliant job, is it a special compound or a machine?
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#41843
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 106
cozzy90 wrote:
what is this its seems to do a brilliant job, is it a special compound or a machine?

Both...forget about even trying to do this without a DA polisher..the lidl/argos/halfords buffers are no use here.

I haven't even polished it yet by the way! just been cutting the clearcoat to remove the scratching!
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#41844
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Todays Effort:

Another few hours lost on the car...This is a mammoth task hopefully I will have this all done by end of month..and then I will move onto a wheel refurb.

Claybar Kit...what a godsend..Following recommendation from last week I picked one up...I rubbed my hand on the panel from last week and its not near as smooth as the clayed wing...Its like glass!.


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Again I only did 1 wing as it can get frustrating!

BEFORE: This scratching was visible without the halogen light: It annoyed me looking at it.


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AFTER: Still a small scrape and little scratching up a 90% improvement...if all goes to all these can be filled with SRP..
I am going to move on and come back to the dificult ones at the end.


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BEFORE: Somemore scratching


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After: 95% Improvment over all.


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Some stone chips need sorting and paint 'bubbling' (a common issue on MR2 paint)


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Difference between panels:


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MILLER TIME!!!!!!!!!! :D


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#41854
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 80
that is very good, sounds like a plan im definatley gonna try that
nice 1 for describing it and putting uyp da photos i never even heard of that before
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#41857
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 3
Is that difference just with the clay bar?! or polish as well. Looks class
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#41879
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 106
schizoid wrote:
Is that difference just with the clay bar?! or polish as well. Looks class

nah man the clay bar just removes the contaniments from the panel.

Example if I run the back of my hand on yesterdays work its like glass, but last weeks panel isn't as smooth.
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#41880
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detaling 5 Years ago Karma: 129
Great Job
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#41893
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
I am convinced the previous owner washed this car with rocks ...I'm not trying to achieve 100% correction but if I get it to 90% I will be happy.
Can't wait to get the blacklight on her

Today I did the top half of the passenger door, time cosuming stuff, but have to say the DA is the best thing I've gotten for the car when you see the
change in paint it makes the effort seem worthwhile.

Car was clayed and polished with Menzerna Medium cut polish and pad.

General condition of the paint:


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SIDE BY SIDE After Polishing:


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BEFORE AND AFTERS:

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FINISHED PRODUCT:



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#41910
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 312
Looking great!
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#41915
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 108
Your doing a great job
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#41926
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 326
Cracking looking results there, well worth the effort I would say.
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#41940
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Cheers lads, looking forward to the end result, haven't even waxed it yet ..just using some cutting polish to remove the imperfections, makes some difference.

Shame I don't have a garage ...it could be a while til the final product.
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#41941
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 32
looking very good will ya do mine?
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#41943
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
spurs mr2 wrote:
looking very good will ya do mine?

once is enough for a big task like this
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#42156
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
...looks like I'm not gonna catch a break with the weather today...
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#42163
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Got a dry spell earlier and got a small bit done:

BEFORE: - Hard to take pics today but the door had clear coat scratching everywhere!


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AFTER:


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BEFORE- Same panel as above but a stubborn scratch after polishing out lighter scratches:


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BEFORE - Clearcoat scratching and Visible to Naked Eye scratch:


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After - Reduced scratch but still noticable under light:


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Barely noticeable now without halogen light:


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And then there was the rain before I could get any further!


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#42222
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Got home from work and as I'd clayed the panel already decided to finish off the half I missed...was starving at the end of it!

Enjoy

Fuel Cover:

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Small Scrape:

BEFORE (without halogen light):


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I didn't realise the car was so bad..don't think theres a panel that hasn't met the dreaded sponge!

BEFORE:


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AFTER:

Still small clearcoat scratch under light but a million% improvement!


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More!

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AFTER (Small Deep Scratch in middle needs touch up)


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& Finally

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END RESULTS:

Side of car:


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Side HALF/HaLF (Notice difference between top and bottom, the colour is coming up nicely :) )


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Colour up close:


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#42223
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 326
There is some difference there indeed, I think the car will look smashing when your done.
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#42224
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
slipsliderg wrote:
There is some difference there indeed, I think the car will look smashing when your done.

I have yet to run blacklight or the final stage polish on it so here hoping!
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#42225
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 32
looking good mine could do with a clean as well!
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#42578
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Done some today...the roof and most of the inner part (with brake light)..feckin weather was yoyoing all day


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Scratch less noticeable afterwards

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With the ever changing weather I forgot to take some before shots..overall the clearcoat wasn't that bad in comparison to the side of the car:


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Other side:

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#42579
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
Inner Roof done...effort!


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Outer Roof panel:

Multiple Scratching...almost complete correction

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More scratching..massive improvement

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This was a bitch to get at! I'll have to have another go at it but 90% there :)

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#42580
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
As above...feckin tough to get at.

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................till next time! :D
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#42581
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 15
Dam!!!! love the last 2, b4 and after pics..big diff welll done man
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#42583
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
painstaking stuff but will be worth the effort in the end...can't wait to get the actual polish on it
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#42584
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 15
was goin for a respray my self.... but having closly looked at ur project so far i dunno???? this could be worth more... doin it...what i mean is ur gettin a great result and ya get a hell of a lot more satisfaction outta doin it ur self rather than just sendin the 2 off for a respray...dam..ya have me thinkin hard
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#42585
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 106
greg wrote:
was goin for a respray my self.... but having closly looked at ur project so far i dunno???? this could be worth more... doin it...what i mean is ur gettin a great result and ya get a hell of a lot more satisfaction outta doin it ur self rather than just sendin the 2 off for a respray...dam..ya have me thinkin hard

whats wrong with your paint is it just getting dull?

theres another group buy for the DA kits on boards.ie.

You could also look at using SRP and EGP autoglym hand products that are great fillers although its a thing that will have to be kept at I did it once and it was enough!
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#42590
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 15
the paint work on my 2 is just dull and marked.. 20 years of abuse..also some rust as the car is an english import, some footballer off the arsnel team had it for a long time (i know nothing about football) other than the guy really didnt look after the 2 that well at all,
thanks for advice im defo gonna give this a go i enjoy doin stuff like that
so im gonna embark on this journey...polish on...polish off..
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#42593
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 5 Years ago Karma: 312
I've seen some stunning restorations around with polishing. Having said that if you have actual damage to the paint (deep scratches) etc it takes a lot of work or possible respraying the damaged area.
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