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Mr2 Turbo Restoration - From White Back To Yellow!


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A chap from TB Developments got in touch with me after seeing some of my work asking if I could retore the paintwork on his Yellow MR2 Turbo. The paint was very badly oxidised. So he turned up and I cracked on:

First job was to test a small area to see if the paint would come back. I chose the spoiler, so you can see the massive difference it would make, and you can also see just how bad the paint was:

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Some further pictures of the paint:

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Wheels acid cleaned:

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Snowfoamed:

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After a few trials I settled on 3M Fast cut plus to begin with on a yellow pad some shots of the difference it made:

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Strip up the middle of the engine cover done, again you can see how bad the paint was :

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Spoiler done:

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Then another pass this time with Ultrafina on a blue pad:

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Car was then snowfoamed again and dried.

Now to try and make the best of the yellow. I settled on Poorboys White diamond glaze applied by rotary on lowest setting on a black finishing pad, followed by hand application of Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax:

The end results:

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Cheers

Mike

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