19 year old beater turns Two-Face (aka Harvey Dent)

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Hello friends

This is a 18+(almost 19 in days) year old ride. When you look at it, it seems much older: single-stage paint, faded, dull, no gloss, no shine, hiding all the paint defects,. Worse, its been used by its original owner, as a truck for his business, hence not only the look of neglect but real neglect...... period!

"Has this car got a cure?"....... "NON pas pou capav faire narien sa ... bizin repeintiré".... meaning "can't do anything... needs respray"

"Mission Impossible" on the way, turning a piece of junk into a shiny jewel.... after finding a deal with the new owner, a buddy of mine and also the son-in-law of the previous owner, we wanted this to be a detailing project for 2 years and at the same time, be a master-piece, unique to our island, the DODO (juice) island.


The car on arrival







physical damage: dents and dings on the fender, doors have got their share too, >50% of rear bumper has no paint, and has got dents.

In the sun:

no defects visible, all covered by the dullness of the paint





close-up of the initial state.... no defects visible due to dullness of the paintwork.







the paint is a single-stage one. no clear coat, all protection eroded.

The paint is dead!


The roof and the boot lid:

lacking reflection, depth, no definition in the paint, simply flat and dull, no clear coat ( a single stage paint), there are scratches everywhere, pits and pores but most are hidden by the dullness of the paint!





the boot lid:

defects here are representative of what you are going to see elsewhere




The test spot and its importance in this case.




The real color of the paint was hidden by the dullness, and my buddy needed to have the dents repaired and spray painted. so, i restored part of the hood so that the bodyshop could have the color rightly matched......

**** but it didn't *****

fast forward a week, the BeyondShine team was called into action



Extreme close-up of the extent of paint damage:



The actual benefit of using detailing clay is actually trying it.

Claying removed the paint along with above-surface bonded contaminants.





After prepping the surface, the paint seemed to be destined for a respray.

We gave our best shot to restore the same and save my buddy $$$$ (he's blessed with fatherhood again) and save the environment at the same time




Mission impossible on the way....

let the pictures speak...


the uncorrected side:



can u see thru'?


the corrected side:



can u see now?


A 50-50 shot




all correction and finishing has been carried out with the Makita, our best mate.


Close-up of what used to be a dull, matte surface



But now plenty of gloss, shine and depth


Another view:



Can you see the difference?




Depth n reflection brought back to the dying paintwork





a deep reflection on an almost impossible color




waiting for the sun






Sun Test:





Inspection of the work done....

Close-up



plain sunlight, no swirls, no holograms... ;)
When compared to the initial state, a world of difference!


Sun Test:



moving it again



Checking other areas


Finally, the one and only.... 2-face ride in Mauritius...



the Harvey Dent of cars with a touch of BeyondShine...

Hope you enjoyed reading as we enjoyed sharing. Your thoughts and comments are most welcome

Cheers & regards

Zaid
 

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Awesome bro!
 

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Walaw...the old paint job looks like matt paint already man
Wow, turn a 'dead' into 'alive'... you are 'god' bro... infinity solute...:adore:
thanks for your kind words friends, most appreciated.

@VTEC LoVeR, no brother, all :adore: are due to none but Almighty Above. we're very simple persons here, doing the simple albeit differently, with a lot of passion, patience and prayers.

cheers

Zaid
 

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thanks for your kind words friends, most appreciated.

@VTEC LoVeR, no brother, all :adore: are due to none but Almighty Above. we're very simple persons here, doing the simple albeit differently, with a lot of passion, patience and prayers.

cheers

Zaid

amin aka Amen

Thank the Almighty for you...keep it up bro

we miss you