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single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
28-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Post: #1
single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Hi again Wavey

This is a Toyota Vitz, pretty bad in shape. My uncle had it for sale. I tried to give her some facelift.

I started with the interior. Usual vac, local mpc and some small brushes, mf… It turned out quite nice, just lacking the fragrance of a new ride. Sorry no pics coz the car’s already sold.

Once interior completed, I moved to the outside. The car had many scratches, tons of swirls, some RIDS that spanned over the whole sides.

I had to do everything bit by bit, as and when I was free and when my 2-year kid wasn’t lurking around.

The pics will tell the story better.

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The car was sent to the bodyshop for a respray of these areas.

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Overspray??

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This I wasn’t able to correct. Wetsanding only deepened it. Filler became visible. Old age wrinkles, needing plastic surgery. I'm not at that level

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Some of the panels were wetsanded (2000 grit) to remove deep RDS and scratches

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The car was did section wise. So no pics of washing.

[COLOR="Red"]Claying:[/COLOR]
A shocker for a small car
So much contaminants for small sections

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Worked with:
• Makita rotary
• LC CCS orange 4” pad
• Menz PG, lubed with Megs 80


Some Polishing pics :buffer:

plz tell me if this is good or not? and whether the 6.5' pad is better to work with rotary?

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Here are the end results. Not completely swirl free, it needs refining but this is hardly noticeable. The buyer was happy too. The one in the car is my assistant though. Big Grin

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Remember

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Now

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Your comments and thoughts most are most welcome as always. And special thanks to all those who have helped thru their posts & advice from which I learned so much and their encouragement.

Thanks for viewing

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28-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Post: #2
RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Very nice turn around. How did you manage to work on the areas behind the door handles?
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28-07-2011, 08:58 AM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Nicely done Bluebiggrin Be honest, your assistant did all the work Wink

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28-07-2011, 10:21 AM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Really nice work. Yeah the areas behind the door handles really came out great!
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28-07-2011, 06:57 PM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
(28-07-2011 07:21 AM)Rayner Wrote:  Very nice turn around. How did you manage to work on the areas behind the door handles?

(28-07-2011 10:21 AM)Audioholic Wrote:  Really nice work. Yeah the areas behind the door handles really came out great!

Thanks guysThumb

I had about 30 minutes. I cleaned the door handle area, dried with a mf towel. I took some drops of Menz PG on a dry section of the towel.

i rubbed, rubbed and rubbed. Boy that came out nice. Actually, this prompted me to start a one step correction on the Vitz.
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28-07-2011, 07:30 PM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
(28-07-2011 08:58 AM)SilverSabre Wrote:  Nicely done Bluebiggrin Be honest, your assistant did all the work Wink

Yes Sir, you are right Thinking, actually i'm the assistant, he's the boss. Bluebiggrin

Here, he's in action

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he was 13 ½ months at that time. Now, he is almost 2 ½ years. Thumb
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29-07-2011, 10:55 AM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Hehe awesome Bluebiggrin start them young I say Bluebiggrin

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29-07-2011, 12:33 PM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
Awesome work zckid ... Major transformation Thumbsup2
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29-07-2011, 09:39 PM
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RE: single step correction on a Toyota Vitz
(29-07-2011 12:33 PM)Jughead Wrote:  Awesome work zckid ... Major transformation Thumbsup2

Thanks a lot Jughead. Thumb but i've still a long way to go to reach your levels
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