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Xtreme makeover - Toyota Vitz
30-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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Xtreme makeover - Toyota Vitz
Hello folks! Wavey

I got the opportunity to polish a Toyota Vitz, dark blue, gorgeous in the shade. But in the sun, it’s very nicely filled with swirls and scratches.

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Close up pics

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Washed n Clayed:

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Lacking definition, no depth Iono

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[b]The ride’s best companions, swirls and scratches


Vertical panels

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The hood and the top

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Close-up

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Other paint defects

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Needs plastic surgery?
Thinking
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30-04-2012, 04:39 AM
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RE: Xtreme makeover - Toyota Vitz
[/color]The fun and hard work start here

Polishing

I started with a test section on the hood, Makita, Menz 203s on LC white pad. Very little effect!

I moved to Menz PG on LC wool polishing pad. Results were nicer and less holograms than foam. Then, I found the swirls and scratches were hiding other defects such as long RDS, pits, and orange peel. I stepped down to Menz 203s on LC white with Flex DA. Results were superb, clear definition, no holograms and swirls, the deep RDS remained but were almost unnoticeable. Only the hood I refined with Flex, PO85rd on LC black. This was the most battered part.

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Deep RDS remain, but they’re not easy to capture. Only noticeable from an angle, & with a detailer’s eye!

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Pits and pores discovered while polishing. Wet-sanded 2000 grit, then continued.

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Hello!

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Looking at the ant: is it hydrophobic?

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Remember

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Now

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Thanks God, it came very nice.


Some 50-50 pics:

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Here are some finishing pics

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I missed on my next lucky victim, she’s sold.
I already got Popeye's arms after this detail.

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Some reflection shots

Mirror Finish on the side mirror

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Mauritian Tea

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Old & new house

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My buddies never let me down thanks God

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Your comment and thoughts are most welcome and many thanks to all those who kindly helped me their advice.

God bless you all.

Best regards

Zaid
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30-04-2012, 07:41 AM
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Nice work. That was some really crappy paint to start with.
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30-04-2012, 08:25 AM
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Great finishing shots! I was trying to place your location until you pointed out the tea. Is there demand there for more than an ordinary wash? Hard work for such a low profile car, well done.
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30-04-2012, 11:42 PM
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Very nice write-up and pics, thanks.
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01-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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Great work and results. Well done
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01-05-2012, 10:43 AM
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(30-04-2012 07:41 AM)calypso Wrote:  Nice work. That was some really crappy paint to start with.

thanks for ur kind words Calypso
(30-04-2012 08:25 AM)Pow Wrote:  Great finishing shots! I was trying to place your location until you pointed out the tea. Is there demand there for more than an ordinary wash? Hard work for such a low profile car, well done.

thanks so much buddy. yea i'm from Mauritius, the island of sea, sand, sun, swirls.

demand is very limited, people polish and wax swirls and scratches here Rofl they just don't know, Most fail to appreciate a perfect finish.

it's only from referrals that you get to work on some cars.


(30-04-2012 11:42 PM)springbok Wrote:  Very nice write-up and pics, thanks.

Thanks so much springbok. Much appreciated. Thumb

(01-05-2012 09:19 AM)PrevanP Wrote:  Great work and results. Well done

Thanks so much for your encouragement, Prevan. Thumb

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01-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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Amazing work zckid ... Great write-up and end results Thumbsup2
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01-05-2012, 08:02 PM
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Awesome work on the wet-sanding!

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03-05-2012, 07:05 AM
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Lovely work Zaid, your results are seriously impressive. Well done Thumb

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14-08-2012, 01:36 PM
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Top stuff Bud!lovely reflection shots...
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